Unofficial & Official Transcripts

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Unofficial Transcripts

Some employers will require you to submit a copy of your unofficial transcript as part of the application process. The transcript is considered unofficial because you have access to the document and can edit the contents. Since most applications are submitted online or through email you will need to create a electronic version of your unofficial transcript.

  • OPTION 1: Scan a Printed Copy of an Unofficial Transcript
    1. Obtain a printed copy of your unofficial transcript from the Office of the Registrar (give the Registrar 3-5 days to prepare your document)
    2. Use a scanner to convert the printed document in to a PDF (Scanners are available in the Mudd Academic Commons Multimedia Room and Severance 132A)
  • OPTION 2: Cut and Paste Your Unofficial Transcript from PRESTO on to a Microsoft Word Document. Please note that PRESTO is only available to current students. If you are an alumnus/a, you will need to use Option 1 to obtain a copy of your transcript.
    1. Log onto PRESTO using your T# and PIN. Don't forget to capitalize the T in your T#.
    2. Go to Student and Financial Aid
    3. Go to Student Records
    4. Select Academic Transcript
    5. Click Submit
    6. Go to Edit in the toolbar at the top of your browser
    7. Click on Select All
    8. Return to Edit and click on Copy
    9. Paste your copied information into a Word document.
    10. Go to Edit in Word, click on Select All.
    11. Go to File, click on Page Setup
    12. Adjust all margins, (left/right/top/bottom) to .3 and click OK
    13. Change the font to Courier New and font size of 8

The information on your Word document should now be formatted correctly except for the top where your T# and name appear. You may wish to delete all of the top information and retype your identifying information.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts must be obtained from the Office of the Registrar. The official transcript can be picked up by you or mailed directly to you, to a employer, or to a graduate school. A $6 fee is charged for each official transcript requested and payment should accompany the written request. If you wish to have a transcript delivered more quickly than the normal 5-10 working days period, you may ask the Registrar to expedite your transcript request. The Office of the Registrar charges $30.00 for expedited transcript requests to locations within the continental United States. This fee will insure that they issue a transcript within 24 hours and that it is sent via Fed Ex (second day air). Contact their office for rates for delivery outside the U.S.