Official or unofficial transcript through the Student
Records office by submitting a TRANSCRIPT
NOTE: Current students, or graduates who
still have access, can order transcripts online through the
Student Menu in the Student Information System
- An official transcript bears the
Registrar's signature and is printed on red security paper.
It is provided in a sealed envelope with a facsimile of the
Registrar's signature stamped across the seal.
- An unofficial transcript does not bear
the Registrar's signature and seal. It contains the same
information as an official transcript but also includes
information on any "in progress" courses.
Transcripts include all courses taken at Rensselaer,
semester and cumulative Grade Point Averages, and degrees
awarded, as well as ranking information (undergraduates
- Transcript requests must be made in writing, and include
your signature to authorize its release.
- Transcripts cannot be sent via fax or
email. You must pick them up in person or have them
There is no charge for transcripts. However, you cannot
receive your transcript if you have an outstanding financial
obligation with the Bursar or the Student Loan Office.
Once you have printed and completed your Transcript Request
Form, you may
- Fax it to:
- Or Mail it to:
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Office of the Registrar
Academy Hall 2000 Level
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
- Or scan the completed and signed form and email it
You may also request your transcript in person by visiting
the Registrar's Office in Academy Hall.
If you are not able to access the form, you may mail a
written request to the above address. Be sure that your letter
includes your name, student number, dates of attendance, the
address where the transcript is to be sent, and your
The Registrar Staff processes transcript requests every
business day. Requests received by noon are normally mailed
within one to two business days. Please note, however, that
students who attended Rensselaer prior to 1980 generally have a
microfilm record rather than a computerized record, and it may
therefore take additional time to process these requests.
Transcripts covering a student's secondary and previous
college education, which have been submitted to the University
as a requirement for admission or for transfer credit purposes,
become a part of the Registrar's official file. Rensselaer does
not reissue, or certify copies of transcripts from other
institutions. Transcripts must be ordered directly from the
institution where the coursework was taken.