Transcripts

What is an Official Transcript?

What is an Unofficial Transcript?

Sending Transcripts to Texas A&M University

 

What is an Official Transcript?

An official transcript is a comprehensive record of a student's academic progress at Texas A&M University*. In other words, a student's official Texas A&M University transcripts includes academic credit awarded to the student at all levels of study (undergraduate, graduate, and professional). Partial transcripts are not available. 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.

* Students of the Law School who enrolled during the fall 2013 semester and beyond may obtain a Texas A&M University transcript containing their professional law school level academic history included.  Former students of the Law School who were enrolled prior to the fall 2013 semester, while it operated under Texas Wesleyan School of Law, will need to order an official transcript from the Texas Wesleyan University's Registrar's Office

Students of the Health Science Center (HSC) may obtain a Texas A&M University transcript containing their HSC academic history included.  As of July 15, 2013, the Texas A&M Health Science Center was officially added as an academic unit under the administration of Texas A&M University.

Information Included on an Official Texas A&M Transcript:

 
Official Texas A&M Transcript Informational Items
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 branch, and Qatar branch 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 level 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
 

Available Transcript Addendum Information Includes:

In accordance with state mandated requirements Texas A&M University will print the following items at the end of an official transcript when requested by a student.
 
 
Informational Items Included in the Transcript Addendum
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) completion status and applicable test scores
Texas Core Curriculum completion status and courses utilized in meeting core curriculum requirements
Texas Six Drop Limit Status, or TEC 51.907 Undergraduate Course Drop Counter
 
  • Texas A&M University undergraduate students seeking to enroll in another Texas public college or university and needs to send the institution an official transcript for admissions or transfer credit purposes are strongly encouraged to order their official Texas A&M University transcript and request the inclusion of the information printed in the transcript addendum.
  • Any undergraduate student who enrolled at Texas A&M University for the 1995-1996 or later may request the transcript addendum information to be included on an official transcript.
  • Please note:  Undergraduate students enrolled prior to 1995 or students who only have graduate or professional level credit hours completed at Texas A&M University will not have core curriculum information in our student information system and therefore should not request the transcript addendum information to be included on their official transcripts.

Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University may be PREVENTED from receiving an official transcript. Current students may check for transcript holds on Howdy on their My Record tab. Former students may check for transcript holds on Howdy on the Former Student Tab. It is the student's responsibility to clear transcript holds.  Please visit our 'Checking for Holds' page for more general information related to holds.

The Transcript section of the Office of the Registrar produces only official transcripts.  Official Texas A&M University transcripts will either be printed on watermarked security paper with a digitized University Seal and signature of the University Registrar, transmitted via Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) through the SPEEDE network server, or an official certified PDF transcript delivered via a secure email message.  Students who were enrolled prior to the fall 1985 semester at Texas A&M University may only obtain an official transcript on paper.

Printed Paper Transcripts
Printed official transcripts may be purchased and picked up by students in the Office of the Registrar (or an authorized satellite location), or they may be sent to the student or an authorized recipient via mail service.  Express mail services are available to students at an additional cost.  For more information regarding express mail service options, please see the Special Service Requests section below.

Special services such as express mailing are available, however additional costs will apply. Fax transmission and certain other special handling options are available at no charge. See the Special Services section below for more details.

 

Electronic (EDI) Transcripts
Electronic transcripts will be sent to Texas public colleges or universtiies who are members of the SPEEDE network server and capable of receiving electronic transcripts.  Texas A&M University also sends electronic transcripts to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers as well as a few out-of-state schools who are likewise registered with the SPEEDE network server operated by the National Student Clearinghouse.   (Click here for a current list of colleges and universities Texas A&M University currently delivers official transcripts to electronically.) 

Please note: An EDI 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 or sent as an official PDF transcript instead of EDI electronic transmission. However, be advised mailed transcripts will require additional delivery time and official PDF transcripts may require additional processing time versus an EDI transcript.


Official PDF Transcript
Official PDF transcripts are becoming more commonly accepted across institutions, organizations, and agencies.  Texas A&M University official transcripts in PDF format should be considered official documents as they can be validated through a blue ribbon certificate indicating the transcript has been digitally signed and certified by the Texas A&M University's Office of the Registrar.  Official PDF transcripts may only be ordered by students via Howdy.  Texas A&M University will provide official transcripts in certified PDF format for current and certain Former Texas A&M University students*.  Texas A&M University utilizes Proofpoint Encryption to deliver official PDF transcripts to email recipients via a secure message.  Students are responsible for verifying the supplied email address is valid and correct.  The official Texas A&M University PDF transcript is considered official in PDF format only.  Requestors will receive an email confirmation when the PDF transcript request has been processed and sent to the intended recipient.  Please note: students and recipients should note that any Texas A&M University official PDF transcripts sent to them are time-sensitive.  The secure message, official transcript, and any student-uploaded document(s) will only be available for download or view on our Proofpoint server for 30 days. 

* Please refer to the Transcript Ordering Options section below for more detailed information regarding eligible former students who may use the official PDF transcript option.
 

Paper Transcripts

Transcripts orderd in person may be picked up at the same time the order is placed, or if being mailed, should be sent out in the next mail collection.

During regular processing periods, official transcript requests are generally printed and mailed within two working days from the receipt of the transcript request.  However during certain peak times, transcript processing may require additional time due to the volume of requests received.  The regular two working days refers to the length of processing time within the Registrar's Office. It does not account for mailing and delivery time to or from the University.

Mail delivery through the United States Postal Service, and mail processing times at other destinations (including institutions) can vary widely and are outside the control of the Registrar's Office thus we are only able to recommend students include an estimate mailing/delivery time frame of at least 3-5 business days when ordering an official transcript be sent to a domestic mailing address.  If the recipient's address is international, additional time will be needed for mail delivery.  In the event a student needs to guarantee transcript delivery, we recommend requesting express delivery service be included in the transcript order.

Electronic (EDI) Transcripts

Transcripts sent via EDI through the SPEEDE server are typically sent within 24-48 business hours after the transcript order has been submitted online or entered in the student information system by our staff.  Generally electornic transcripts are received by the recipient institutions within 72 hours of the transmission.  However, this is dependent on how often recipient instituions retrieve EDI transcripts from the SPEEDE server.  EDI transcripts are typically the fastest ways to send, receive, and have an official transcript processed at another Texas public college or university.

Official PDF Transcripts

Official PDF transcripts may only be ordered by students via Howdy.  Official PDF transcripts sent to an email recipient via a secure message through Proofpoint Encryption are sent three times daily (8 a.m., 12:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.).  If a student orders an official PDF transcript in Howdy after a particular delivery time the transcript will be processed (in most cases) during the next available processing time.

End of Term Transcript Processing

Transcripts are not produced while grade processing and posting is in progress at the end of each semester.  Transcript processing (printed, EDI, and PDF) will stop at 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to commencement due to graduation clearance and end of term processing.  Transcripts for former students who order transcripts online via Howdy during this time frame will generally be processed in batch with all other transcripts once grade processing and posting has been completed for the current semester.  Former students may obtain an official transcript while grade processing and posting is in progress if the submit a signed Transcript Request form via fax, email attachment, mail, or in person.  In the event a former student orders a transcript during end of term processing and needs the transcript to be processed prior to end of term grade processing completion, the student will need to contact the our staff at 979-845-1066 or transcript@tamu.edu.

Transcript Fees

Payment must be received before an official transcript is produced. Official transcripts ordered and picked up in person at the Registrar’s Office are $7 each.  All other official transcript orders are $10 each (mail, fax, web, etc.).

Transcript Payment Options

  • Ordered and picked up in-person — Students may pay for their in-person official transcripts requested with a check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa).  All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars.  Our office is unable to accept cash payments for official transcript fees.
  • Ordered online in Howdy — Students may pay for their official transcripts requested online with a ACH electronic check or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa).  All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars.
  • Ordered by mail — Students may pay for their mailed official transcript requests with a check, money order, or credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa).  All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars.  Our office is unable to accept cash payments for official transcript fees, therefore any transcript order received which has a cash payment included will be returned to the student unprocessed.
  • Ordered by fax or email — Students may pay for their official transcripts requested fax or email with a credit card (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) only.  All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars.

Special services such as express mailing are available, however additional costs will apply. Fax transmission and certain other special handling options are available at no charge. See the Special Services section below for more details.

Online Ordering in Howdy

Current Students

May purchase an official transcript through HowdyCurrent students need to navigate to the Grades and Transcripts channel on their My Record tab to order a transcript.


Former Students

Former students who attended Texas A&M University*, may be able to purchase an official transcript online through Howdy.  Former students will need to visit the Grades and Transcripts channel on their Former Student tab to order a transcript.

* The following former students may order transcripts online:

  • Texas A&M University students who attended from Fall 1985 to present
  • School of Law students who attended from fall 2013 to present
  • Health Science Center - Baylor College of Dentistry students who attended from fall 2009 to present
  • Health Science Center - College of Medicine students who attended fall 1999 to present
  • Health Science Center - College of Nursing students who attended fall 2008 to present
  • Health Science Center - Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy students who attended fall 2006 to present
  • Health Science Center - School of Public Health students who attended fall 1999 to present

Special Note for Former Student Online Transcript Ordering

  • Former students who WERE enrolled in the past TWO YEARS
  • Former students who WERE NOT enrolled in the past TWO YEARS
    • Go to Howdy and click on the link to "Information about Former Student Access" box.
    • You will need to select one of the three statuses from the popup window.  (As a reminder former students who enrolled at Texas A&M prior to the fall 1985 semester or does not meet one of the requirements in mentioned above cannot order an official transcript online.  Students who are unable to order an official transcript online will need to submit paper transcript request form to the Office of the Registrar via one of the other ordering methods listed below.)
    • If you select the middle "WAS NOT enrolled in the past TWO YEARS" status, 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.
Transcript Order Details in Howdy

Students have 4 recipient options when ordering transcripts online.  Students are only able to select ONE of the following options to designate where their transcript should be delivered.  Please note, official PDF transcripts may be ordered ONLY by students through Howdy.
  1. External College Code:  Students should use this option only if they need to send their transcript to another university or college for admission purposes.  This option may also be used to send an official transcript electronically to the Texas Board of Professional Engineers (College Code – Z00001).
    • If students do not know the College Code, they may use the “Look Up College Code” link.
    • If an institution accepts electronic transcripts from Texas A&M University, then the transcript will automatically be sent electronically when this option is used.
      • Electronic transcript transmissions use the student’s full social security number, when possible. Electronic transcripts, included the full social security number, are encrypted before submits to the secured SPEEDE server, and are delivered encrypted to the receiving school. If for any reason students do not wish to provide their full social security number to a receiving institution, they may request to have a transcript mailed to the institution instead of electronic transmission via the ‘Issue to:’ option.
    • If the institution does not accept electronic transcripts from Texas A&M University, the transcript will be mailed to the institution via U.S. Postal First Class mail.
      • Please note: Not all institutions available to choose from the “Look Up College Code” option accept transcripts electronically from Texas A&M University. In the event electronic transcripts are not accepted by these institutions, the transcript will be sent to the general mailing address on file in our system via U.S. Postal First class mail. In all cases, students should review any address generated through this option and correct the address if it is not the address you need the transcript to be sent to. Please be advised mailed transcripts require additional delivery time.
    • In all cases, students should review any address generated through this option and correct the address if it is not the address that the transcript needs to be sent to.

  2. One of Your Addresses: Students should use this option if they wish for their transcript to be mailed to one of the active addresses from the drop down menu.
    • The active addresses available through this option will be active addresses on file for students in our student information system. If the addresses are no longer correct, students should update their addresses in the My Information channel under the View/Update Contact Information link.
    • Please note, students living on-campus should not select their dorm room address for transcript delivery as they cannot be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service.

  3. Issue to: Students should use this option to enter only the name of an individual, office, or business to which you wish your transcript to be mailed via U.S. First Class Postal Service. Mailing address information will be entered during a later part of the transcript order process.  (Do not issue the transcript to Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Health Science Center, or Texas A&M University – Galveston. Transcripts issued to either campus will not be mailed.)

  4. PDF:  Students should use this option to send an official electronic PDF transcript to a recipient’s email address.  Students must consider and enter information for all of the following information. 
    •  Before requesting PDF transcript delivery, students should verify the recipient will accept a PDF transcript as an official document.
    • When sending a transcript to another institution which accepts both SPEEDE and PDF transcripts, we strongly recommend sending the transcript through the SPEEDE option (External College Code) as these transcripts can typically be processed faster than paper or PDF transcripts and are usually the preferred method for SPEEDE schools.
    • Recipient Name:  Enter the recipient’s name (person, business, or institution) in this field.
    • Recipient Email:  Enter the correct email address for the recipient in this field.
      • Please note:  It is important to enter the correct email address for transmission of the PDF transcript as email addresses are not reviewed by, or accessible for correction by Office of the Registrar staff. Students are responsible for entering AND reviewing the correct recipient information.
    • Student Email: Students should enter their email address in the Email From field to receive a confirmation email once the PDF transcript request has been processed.
On the Transcript Type page, students need to select between “Official” or “Official with TSI and Core Info” from the drop down menu for the required Transcript Type field.
  • The “Official” transcript type will not include a TSI and Core Curriculum addendum at the bottom of the official transcript.
  • The “Official with TSI and Core Info” transcript type will include a TSI and Core Curriculum addendum at the bottom of the official transcript.
    • State mandated requirements direct Texas A&M University to print undergraduate state Core Curriculum information, TSI (Texas Success Initiative) status, and an Undergraduate Drop Counter addendum at the end of an official transcript when requested by a student.
    • Texas A&M University undergraduate students sending an official transcript to other Texas undergraduate institutions of higher education or professional programs should select the “Official with TSI and Core Info” for their transcript.
    • Any undergraduate student who enrolled at Texas A&M University for the 1995-1996 academic year or later may request an “Official with TSI and Core Info” transcript type.
    • Undergraduate students enrolled prior to 1995 or students who only have graduate level coursework completed at Texas A&M University will not have core curriculum information in our student information system and therefore should request an “Official” transcript instead.
  • The default number of transcripts designated for the indicated recipient on any online transcript order is 1. 
  • Students may purchase up to 20 official paper or EDI transcripts be sent to an authorized recipient in a single transcript online request.  Students who need to order more than 20 transcripts be sent to a single recipient will need to submit separate orders for any additional transcripts required beyond the limit of 20 per transaction. 
  • Students may only send one official PDF transcript to an authorized recipient in a single transcript online request.  Students who need to send more than 1 PDF transcripts to single or multiple recipients will need to submit separate orders for any additional transcripts required beyond the limit of 1 per PDF transaction.
In the "Print Transcript" field, students will choose 1 of 3 options to indicate when the transcript should be processed (sent electronically or printed/mailed).
  • As soon as possible ⇒ Students who wish for their transcript to be processing in our daily batch processes, they will need to select the “As soon as possible” option.
  • Hold for grades ⇒ Students who wish to request that the transcript processing be delayed until final grading has been completed for the current semester, the student should select ‘Hold for grades.'
  • Hold for degree Students who wish to request that the transcript processing be delayed until degrees have been posted for the current semester, the student should select ‘Hold for degree.’
Official PDF Transcripts - Students ordering an official PDF transcript in Howdy may elect to upload an attachment for delivery alongside their transcript to the email recipient.  It should be noted that only the Texas A&M University official PDF transcript will be validated using the Adobe CDS signature.  Any additional documents uploaded by the student during the online ordering process for official transcripts in PDF format are included as a separate attachment for the recipient alongside the official PDF transcript. The additional attachment will not be signed with the Office of the Registrar's Adobe CDS signature, as staff do not review or authenticate attachments.  Acceptance of a student's uploaded documents is at the discretion of the recipient.  Texas A&M University Office of the Registrar staff do not have access to these uploaded documents.
The delivery method drop down field on the Transcript Request Options page within the transcript ordering process is where students indicate how they wish their official transcript be sent to the authorized recipient.  There are four options:
  • Official students' official transcripts will be sent either via US First Class mail or electronically via the SPEEDE server (depending on which recipient option the student chose to use).
  • Official w/unofficial fax ⇒ students' official transcript will be sent either via US First Class mail or electronically via the SPEEDE server (depending on which recipient option the student chose to use), plus an unofficial fax copy will be sent to the intended recipient.
    • For fax requests, students should enter the correct fax number in the “Phone Number:” field on the Select Transcript Type page during the ordering process. This page is before the Transcript Request Options page.  After they have entered the fax number in on the Select Transcript Type page, students will need to select this option on the following page to ensure their unofficial transcript is faxed to the appropriate recipient.
    • Students should also enter a recipient address as an official transcript is also sent for all fax requests.
    • Please note: most institutions, offices, and businesses will consider a faxed transcript as an unofficial copy. Some may not accept faxed transcripts at all.  Students should check with the recipient FIRST before requesting this service.
  • Transcript-Pickup @ Law School Students enrolled at the Law School should choose this option should they need to pick up an official transcript at the front counter in the Student Services Office at the Fort Worth location.  This option is only available to students enrolled at the Law School. 
  • Transcript-Pickup @ Registrar Students should choose this option should they need to pick up an official transcript at the front counter in the Registrar's Office at the College Station campus. 
Any transcript which is designated with one of the pickup delivery methods, can only be picked up by the student at the specified location. These transcripts will not be mailed or faxed. Any transcript ordered with a pickup delivery method which has not been retrieved within 30 working days will be destroyed and the student will be required to order a new transcript.

Please note: students and recipients should note that any Texas A&M University official PDF transcripts sent to them are time-sensitive.  The secure message, official transcript, and any student-uploaded document(s) will only be available for download or view on our Proofpoint server for 30 days. 

Currently there are no express/overnight delivery options students are able to select for online transcript orders.  If students need to have a transcript sent via FedEx overnight delivery or US Priority Express mail, they will need to submit a Transcript Request form to the Registrar's Office and select this special service.  Please refer to the Special Service Requests Section below for more information.

Ordering In-Person

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.   A photo ID is required when students order transcripts in person.

Third-Party Transcript Requests

Students may authorize a third party (family, spouse, friend, etc.) to order or pick up an official transcript. The authorized person must provide:
  1. A letter of authorization addressed to Texas A&M University, Office of the Registrar, (or a signed copy of the Third Party Authorization Form) which includes
    • the date of the request
    • student's full name
    • student's identification number
    • student's dates of attendance
    • the full name of the person authorized to complete the transaction
    • student's signature
  2. Completed and signed (by the student) Transcript Request Form
    • indicating the number of transcripts requested
    • including instructions on how the transcripts are to be handled after processing (mailed, given to third party in sealed envelope, faxed, etc.)
  3. A photo ID that identifies the third party as the person named in the letter of authorization.
  4. 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.

Order by Mail

Print, complete, and sign 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, students 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:

Transcript Section
Office of the Registrar
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30018
College Station, TX 77842-3018

Order by Fax

Print, complete, and sign the Transcript Request Form, or write a letter providing the information requested on the form. Payment must be made by credit card. Students 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 by Email

Print, complete, and sign the Transcript Request Form, or write a letter providing the information requested on the form. Payment must be made by credit card. Students must include the card type, name in which the card is issued, card number, CSV code, and expiration date.

Students must then sent the transcript request form as an email attachment to transcript@tamu.edu.  Staff will not process a transcript request received via email unless it includes a scanned signature from the student.  The Office of the Registrar does not accept electronic signatures (i.e., e-signatures) for transcript requests.  As a reminder, Transcript staff cannot email official Texas A&M transcripts to students or other recipients.
The following special services are available with an official transcript; however, additional costs may apply.
 
Special Service Description Additional Cost?
Hold for Grades Processing A request may be submitted to delay printing the transcript until after final grades for the current semester have been recorded on the official transcript.  These requests may be submitted at any time during the current semester.  Hold for Grades transcript requests will be processed after end of term processing has been completed on a daily basis through the fifth business day after final grades (for all students) are due.  Hold for grades transcript requests received after this date will apply to the following semester. No
Hold for Degrees Processing A request may be submitted to delay printing the transcript until after degrees for the current semester have been recorded on the official transcript.  These requests may be submitted at any time during the current semester.  Hold for degree requests will initially be processed after degrees have been posted for all degree candidates for the most recently completed semester (typically a few days after the commencement ceremonies).  This option does not delay the processing of an official transcript based on an individual student's graduation date.  Hold for degree transcript requests will then be printed daily through the fifth business day after final semester grades have been posted.  Hold degree transcript requests received after this date will apply to the following semester. No
Faxed Copy of Unofficial TAMU Transcript Most educational institutions, offices, and businesses will consider a faxed transcript an UNOFFICIAL copy or may not accept faxed transcripts at all.  Therefore faxing transcripts is not recommended.  It is the student’s responsibility prior to requesting this service to ensure the intended recipient will accept a faxed transcript to meet their needs.  While there is no additional charge for this service, any student requesting a transcript be faxed must pay the $10 official transcript fee.  An official transcript is also mailed for ALL fax requests.  A correct fax number must be provided by the student, and the Office of the Registrar is not responsible for failed transmissions or obtaining correct fax numbers. No
Expedited Shipping Service Transcripts may be sent via one of the following expedited shipping options at an additional cost.
  1. Overnight Shipping (Same Day Processing)
    • The Office of the Registrar uses Federal Express for overnight shipping service.
    • The deadline to request same-day processing for overnight requests is 3 p.m. (CST).
      • The staff will attempt to contact the student once if same-day service processing will not be possible due to unforseen circumstances.
    • Payment for delivery must be made with a credit card and billing will occur separately, direct from FedEx.
    • Note: Requests for FedEx overnight delivery on a transcript with a P.O. Box recipient address will result in delayed processing as FedEx cannot deliver to a P.O. Box recipient.
  2. U.S. Express Mail (2-3 priority express delivery/Next Day Processing)
    • The Office of the Registrar uses the U.S. Postal Service for prioroty express shipping service.
    • The deadline to request next-day processing for priority express requests is 3 p.m. (CST) in order for processing to be completed and mailed out the next business day.
      • The staff will attempt to contact the student once if this service will not be possible due to unforseen circumstances.
    • Payment for this additional service is $19.95 and will need to be paid at the time of the transcript order.
  3. Other Delivery Services
    • If the student wishes to use a different delivery service, he or she must contact our office at least 2 business days in advance at transcript@tamu.edu to discuss arrangements. 
Yes,
varies
Deadline Processing Service All transcript requests are processed as soon as possible (typically between 1-5 business days depending on peak processing periods).
  • However, if a transcript order needs expedited processing in order to meet a specific deadline (e.g., admission deadline, etc.), the student may request expedited processing by providing an EXACT date on which the transcript must be postmarked and/or received by the recipient.
  • Students still need to allow for a 1-5 business day processing period for this transcript request service.
  • Any transcript requests marked ‘RUSH,’ ‘ASAP,’ or with any other non-date-specific phrasing will be processed with all other transcript requests as they were received.
No
Notarized Official Transcript Under certain circumstances, a student may need to request a transcript be notarized (e.g., visa processing in a foreign country).
  • For more information regarding this special service, please refer to the  Diploma/Transcript Notary Services webpage on the Registrar’s website.
  • Please indicate requests for notarization in the “Additional Instructions” box on the transcript form.
No
Copies of Previous School Transcripts

Students 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.
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What is an Unofficial Transcript?

An unofficial Texas A&M University transcript is a comprehensive advising record of a student's academic progress at Texas A&M University*. In other words, a student's official Texas A&M University transcripts includes academic credit awarded to the student at all levels of study (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), detailed transfer credit from other institutions awarded to the student, and curriculum of study by term information.

* Students of the Law School who enrolled during the fall 2013 semester and beyond may obtain an unofficial Texas A&M University transcript containing their professional law school level academic history included.  Former students of the Law School who were enrolled prior to the fall 2013 semester, while it operated under Texas Wesleyan School of Law, will need to request an unofficial transcript from the Texas Wesleyan University's Registrar's Office.

Students of the Health Science Center (HSC) may obtain an unofficial Texas A&M University transcript containing their HSC academic history included.  As of July 15, 2013, the Texas A&M Health Science Center was officially added as an academic unit under the administration of Texas A&M University.

Information Included on an Unofficial Texas A&M Transcript:

 
Unofficial Texas A&M Transcript Informational Items
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 (details on transfer courses are listed)
Hours for which the student earned credit by exam
Graduate level 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
Curriculum of Study information listed semester by semester
 

Information Not Available on an Unofficial Transcript Includes:

The following information is not available on an unofficial transcript.  However, a student may obtain an unofficial copy of this information in Howdy through the TSI and Core Curriculum link in both the 'Grades and Transcripts' (on both My Record and Former Student tabs) and 'Texas Success Inititive' (on My Record tab) channels.
 
 
Informational Items NOT Included on the Unofficial Transcript
Texas Success Initiative (TSI) completion status and applicable test scores
Texas Core Curriculum completion status and courses utilized in meeting core curriculum requirements
Texas Six Drop Limit Status, or TEC 51.907 Undergraduate Course Drop Counter

Accessing an Unofficial Transcript:

Students with outstanding financial obligations to the University may be BLOCKED from view their unofficial transcript in Howdy. 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.


Current Students

May access an an unofficial transcript through HowdyCurrent students need to navigate to the Grades and Transcripts channel on their My Record tab to access an unofficial transcript.  There is both an HTML and PDF version of the unofficial transcript available to students in Howdy. Current students may access their unofficial transcript on the My Record tab.


Former Students

Former students who attended Texas A&M University*, may be able to access an unofficial transcript online through Howdy.  Former students will need to visit the Grades and Transcripts channel on their Former Student tab to access an unofficial transcript.  There is both an HTML and PDF version of the unofficial transcript available to students in Howdy.

* The following former students may access their unofficial transcripts online:

  • Texas A&M University students who attended from Fall 1985 to present
  • School of Law students who attended from fall 2013 to present
  • Health Science Center - Baylor College of Dentistry students who attended from fall 2009 to present
  • Health Science Center - College of Medicine students who attended fall 1999 to present
  • Health Science Center - College of Nursing students who attended fall 2008 to present
  • Health Science Center - Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy students who attended fall 2006 to present
  • Health Science Center - School of Public Health students who attended fall 1999 to present

Special Note for Former Student Online Unofficial Transcript Access

  • Former students who WERE enrolled in the past TWO YEARS
  • Former students who WERE NOT enrolled in the past TWO YEARS
    • Go to Howdy and click on the link to "Information about Former Student Access" box.
    • You will need to select one of the three statuses from the popup window.  (As a reminder former students who enrolled at Texas A&M prior to the fall 1985 semester or does not meet one of the requirements in mentioned above cannot access an unofficial transcript online.  Please refer to the information below in the paragraph below for more information.)
    • If you select the middle "WAS NOT enrolled in the past TWO YEARS" status, 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.

Students who are unable to access their unofficial transcript online (Former students who do not meet the requirements highlighted above for access to Howdy or students with a transcript hold on their account) may request an unofficial transcript by submitting a signed request in writing or by submitting a completed and signed Transcript Request Form to the Office of the Registrar.  There is no charge for an unofficial transcript.  Transcript staff will only release an unofficial transcript to the student via in-person, mail, or fax.  The Office of the Registrar WILL NOT email an unofficial transcript.

Parents/Guardians

Parents/Guardians who have been authorized by a student to have access to academic information in Howdy may also view the student's unofficial PDF transcript on the Parent tab.


Sending Transcripts to Texas A&M University

Students who 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, must provide an official transcript. Transcripts must be received directly from the issuing institution or in a sealed envelope.  The Office of Admissions processes all transfer credit from students earn from any other college or university for current and prospective students.

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

However, 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:

Degree Audit
Texas A&M University
P. O. Box 30018
College Station, TX 77842-3018