An official transcript is a comprehensive record of a student's academic progress at Texas A&M University.
The Transcript section of the Office of the Registrar produces only official transcripts. Current students needing
an unofficial transcript may print one from Howdy on the
My Record tab. Former students, fall 1985 to present, needing an unofficial transcript may print one from
Howdy on the Former Student tab. (Former students please
also refer to the section on online ordering information below for additional help on how
you will need to log onto Howdy.)
Transcripts contain confidential information and are released only in accordance with the Family Educational Rights
and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Transcripts may not be redisclosed without written permission from the student.
Information Included on an Official Transcript:
Available Transcript Addenda:
- Student identifying information – name, SSN (last four digits), date of birth
- Semester-by-semester listing of all courses attempted at Texas A&M University
(College Station, Galveston, and Qatar campuses), with credit hours, grades, and grade
points earned for each
- Undergraduate transfer credit hour totals by school (no individual courses are listed)
- Hours for which the student earned credit by exam
- Graduate transfer hours, and grades by school if transferred courses are
being used on the graduate degree plan
- Semester totals of hours completed, grade points earned, and grade point average
- Cumulative totals of hours completed, grade points earned, and grade point average for
the student's undergraduate and/or professional careers
- Degrees awarded by Texas A&M University, with major and minor fields of study
- Official University seal and signature of the Registrar
Ordering an Official Transcript
- TASP/TSI completion status and applicable test scores
- State core curriculum completion status
Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University may be BLOCKED
from receiving an official transcript. Current students may check for transcript blocks on Howdy
on their My Record tab. Former students may check for transcript blocks on Howdy on the Former Student Tab. It is
the student's responsibility to clear transcript blocks.
Payment must be received before an official transcript is produced. Each official transcript ordered and picked up
in person at the Office of the Registrar are $7 each. All other official transcript orders (mail, fax, web,
etc.) are $10 per copy.
Students may pay for official transcripts in person using a check, money order, or credit card.
Credit card payments are accepted using American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
All payments for official transcripts must be made in U.S. dollars.
Transcripts ordered by mail, fax, or online during regular processing periods are generally sent within
two working days from receipt of the transcript request. However during certain peak times, transcript processing may
require additional time due to the volume of requests received. Transcripts ordered in person may be picked up at
the time the order is placed, or, if being mailed, will go out in the next mail collection.
Texas A&M University does not accept email requests for official transcripts unless the
request includes a scanned signature from the student. Transcripts cannot be sent via email.
Special services such as express mailing are available, however additional costs will apply. Fax transmission and
other special handling options are available at no charge. See the Special Services section below.
Electronic Transcript Transmission:
Transcripts will be sent electronically to Texas public colleges or universities that are members of
the Speede network and capable of receiving electronic transcripts. Transcripts usually are received
within 72 hours of the transmission. Please note: An electronic
transcript transmission will include the student's full social security number. The electronic
transcript data (including the full social security number) is encrypted before its submission to the
secure Speede server. The same data is also encrypted upon transmission from the Speede server to the
recipient school. If for any reason you do not wish to provide your full social security number
to a receiving institution, you may request to have a transcript mailed to the institution instead of
electronic transmission. However, be advised mailed transcripts will require additional delivery time.
Current and former students, who attended from Fall 1985 to present, may purchase their transcript using
the online ordering system through Howdy. All online purchased
transcripts are $10 per copy and are typically sent within two working days.
- Current students need to visit the "My Record" tab, Grades and Transcripts channel, in Howdy.
- Former students, fall 1985 to present, will need to visit the "Former Student" tab, Grades and Transcripts
channel, in Howdy.
- Former students who graduated less than two years ago and have a current NetID & password:
Sign in to Howdy and click on the "Former Student" tab. You will see
the option to order your official transcript in the Grades and Transcripts channel.
- Former students who graduated less than two years ago and do not have or remember your NetID & password:
Call Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300 to have your account marked. Then, go to gateway.tamu.edu to update your account. Then log onto Howdy and follow the directions above for
ordering a order your official transcript on the "Former Student" tab.
- Former students who graduated more than two years ago:
Go to Howdy and click on the link to "Former Student Access" inside the
"First Time Here?" box. You will need to submit an online questionnaire verifying your identification. After you have submitted the online
questionnaire an email will be sent to you with instructions on how to set up your account. There is a three-hour window for
you to follow the instructions or you will be required to complete the online questionnaire again. After you are granted access, please log on to Howdy and click on the "Order Official Transcript" link in the Grades and Transcripts channel on the "Former Student"
Students may pay for online transcripts using a check card, credit
card, or debit card. Check card payments are accepted using American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. All
payments for official transcripts must be made in U.S. dollars.
Order by Mail:
Print and complete the Transcript Request Form,
or write a letter providing the information requested on the form. Payment may be made by check, money order, or a
credit card. If paying by credit card, you must include the card type, name in which the card is issued, card number,
CSV code, and expiration date.
Mail the form or letter with the appropriate payment to:
Order by Fax:
Office of the Registrar
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30018
College Station, TX 77842-3018
Print and complete the Transcript Request Form, or
write a letter providing the information requested on the form. Payment must be made by credit card. You must include
the card type, name in which the card is issued, card number, CSV code, and expiration date.
Fax the form or letter to (979) 862-3391.
Order in Person:
A photo ID is required when you order transcripts in person.
Third-Party Transcript Requests:
Students may order or receive official transcripts at the Office of the Registrar in the General Services Complex,
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1501. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may pay for your official
transcript by check, money order, or credit card.
You may authorize a third party to order or pick up your official transcript. The authorized person must provide:
- A letter of authorization addressed to Texas A&M University, Office of the Registrar, that includes
- the date of the request
- your full name
- your student identification number
- your dates of attendance
- the full name of the person authorized to complete the transaction
- the number of transcripts requested
- instructions on how the transcripts are to be handled after processing
(mailed, given to third party in sealed envelope, faxed, etc.)
- your signature
- A photo ID that identifies the third party as the person named in the letter of authorization.
- Appropriate payment for the number of transcripts requested and any special services requiring additional charges.
Letters of authorization may be presented to the office by the authorized third party or faxed in advance to (979) 862-3391.
You may request any of the following special services when you order an official transcript.
Issued to Student in a Sealed Envelope
The office that requested your transcript may require that it be issued to you in a sealed envelope and given to them with
the seal unbroken. The transcript is placed in a letterhead envelope with the registrar's signature imprinted across the
sealed back flap. Opening the envelope will render the transcript invalid for many purposes such as admission to another
college or university.
Hold for Grades/Hold for Degree Posting
You may request that your transcript order be delayed until grades and/or degrees for the current semester are
recorded on the official transcripts. Students may place requests with a hold for grades or hold for degree posting
at any time during the current semester. The staff within the Transcript Section only process hold for grades/degree
transcript orders at the end of each semester.
- Hold for degree requests will initially be printed after degrees have
been posted for all degree candidates for the most recently completed semester (typically a few days after the
- Hold for grade requests will initially be printed after final grades have been posted for all
students for the most recently completed semester (typically the week following commencement ceremonies).
- Hold for degree/grades transcript requests will then be printed daily through the fifth business day after final
semester grades have been posted. Any hold for degree/grades transcript orders submitted after this will not be
printed until degrees/grades have been posted for the upcoming semester.
Contact the Transcript Section of the Office of the Registrar at (979) 845-1066 or firstname.lastname@example.org to find
out when transcripts being held for grades or degrees will be mailed after completion of the semester.
NOTE: Transcripts are not produced while grade processing and posting is still in progress at the end of each semester.
Please contact the Transcript Section staff for assistance on inadvertent hold for degree/grades transcript requests
submitted after these requests were printed for the most recent semester and your transcript order needs to be processed
sooner than these requests will be processed again.
Transcripts may be sent by overnight delivery at your expense. The Office of the Registrar uses Federal Express for
overnight delivery service. If you wish to use a different delivery service, you must make arrangements with that
service in advance. Payment for express delivery must be made with a credit card or with a separate check or money order
made payable to the delivery service.
Faxing a TAMU Transcript
Faxed transcripts in most cases are not considered official and most institutions, offices, and businesses will
consider one as an unofficial copy. Some may not accept faxed transcripts at all. We do not, therefore, recommend
faxing transcripts. If you want your transcript faxed, there is no additional cost for this service, however you must
the pay $10 official transcript fee. An official transcript also is mailed for all fax requests. You
must provide a fax number for the intended transcript recipient. The Office of the Registrar is not responsible
for incorrect fax numbers or for obtaining correct numbers.
Previous School Transcripts
You may request unofficial copies of transcripts from other colleges/universities if they were submitted to
Texas A&M University and if they remain on file. Copies of transcripts from other schools will be released
only to the student, not to a third party.
At this time, copies of transcripts from other schools may be made only in person, by mail or by fax.
Online ordering of transcript copies (from other schools) is not available.
Sending Transcripts to Texas A&M University
If you have completed course work at another college or university and wish to have that credit evaluated for use on
a degree plan at Texas A&M University, you must provide an official transcript. Transcripts must be
received directly from the issuing institution or in a sealed envelope.
The address for mailing a transcript to Texas A&M University is:
Office of Admissions
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30014
College Station, TX 77842-3014
If you are a degree candidate for the semester in which the transcript is being submitted, please request
that your official transcript be sent to:
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30018
College Station, TX 77842-3018