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Ordering Official Transcripts Online

Placing an Order

Official Transcripts are to be ordered online. Please visit our authorized third-party vendor, TranscriptsPlus, to see prices and enter your order.

Current students and recent graduates: You can expedite the process by logging in to Access Stout, navigating to your Student Center, and clicking on the "Request Official Transcript" link beneath the "other enrollment" drop-down menu. A step-by-step guide is available to assist you with the process.

Alumni students:  Please order your transcript here with our authorized third-party vendor, TranscriptsPlus.  A step-by-step guide is available to assist you with the order process.  

Order an Official Transcript

Note: If you are uncomfortable placing an order over the Internet, you can call Credentials Inc. at 847-716-3005 to place your transcript request.  There is an additional operator surcharge for placing orders over the telephone.

Intelligent Mail Barcoding

University of Wisconsin - Stout has appointed Credentials Solutions of Northfield, IL, as our agent for printing and mailing academic transcript documents via the Credentials’ eRoboMail™ service. The official transcript documents produced by Credentials’ TranscriptsNetwork™ are official documents and contain all pertinent course information as recorded by the University of Wisconsin - Stout.  Transcript requests that are ordered to be delivered by regular mail via the United States Post Office, will have an Intelligent Mail Barcode on them for tracking purposes.
When any order is complete the student is sent an order completed email that includes the link to our self-service webpage where the student will be able to review the status of their order.  The student can also track or check the status of their order at any time.  Once the student is logged into self-service, under the “Transcripts Recipient” section the student will be able to view the IMB (Intelligent Mail Barcoding) scans by the post office. 

Electronic Transcripts
The Fastest Way to Send Official Transcripts

What are E-Transcripts?

The term E-Transcript refers to any transcript that is delivered to the recipient in an electronic format instead of being printed and mailed to the recipient. The availability of specific E-Transcript delivery options depends on the individual institution. This means that some institutions may offer one or more options for delivering your transcript electronically and other institutions may not offer any electronic options.

What does "PDF Delivered Electronically to Recipient" mean?

When you see this option on the order screen it means that the school from which you are ordering your transcript is capable of delivering transcripts in a PDF file format and the school you have selected to receive the transcript is participating in the Credentials' TranscriptsNetwork™ and is able to receive PDF transcripts electronically from us.

What does "PDF Downloaded by Recipient" mean?

When you see this option on the screen it means that your transcript will be created as a PDF document and we will then notify the intended recipient that it is ready to be downloaded. This method is generally used when you have designated an individual or other non-educational institution who is not a participant in our network as the recipient.

Why should I prefer this method of delivery?

This option represents one of the fastest methods for delivering your transcript to the receiving institution. Using this option normally means that once the sending school has completed the processing of your order, it will be delivered much faster to the receiving institution. In addition, we will send you an email confirming the delivery so you will know immediately that your transcript has been received. With traditional "First-Class Mail", there is no way to confirm that your transcript has been received.

**Please be advised that if your transcript is being sent internationally, the BEST method for delivery is International Federal Express. If First Class Mail is the chosen method; delivery may take 3-4 weeks and no package tracking will be provided

Checking the Status of Your Order

Please click on the link or TranscriptsPlus® icon below to check the status of your order.

Check the Status of an Order

Requesting Unofficial Transcripts

Current Students

Unofficial transcripts can now be printed through Access Stout for all current students. For help with this process, please use our Unofficial Transcript Walkthrough.

Student who have graduated or have left the University

Students who are not currently attending UW-Stout will need to submit their order at TranscriptsPlus

General Transcript Information

What is a transcript?

A transcript is a document that contains all of a student's academic achievements at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Transcripts are typically sent to employers, graduate school programs, and other academic institutions to reflect a student's academic achievement.

Instances in which transcripts are commonly requested:

  • A student transferring to another college will typically need to send an official transcript to the new institution as proof of enrollment and as an indicator of academic ability

  • Students often request official transcripts to be given to employers alongside a resume and other job application paperwork

  • Unofficial transcripts do not fulfill the requirements of most schools and employers and are often requested for personal student records 

Official Transcripts

An official transcript is printed on security paper and bears the signature of the Registrar.

  • Official transcripts may be mailed or sent electronically online

  • Official transcripts cannot be issued to students with delinquent accounts

Note: All transcripts sent to the students are stamped "issued to student". Not all institutions (colleges, employers, scholarship funds, etc.) will accept these transcripts even if they are in sealed envelopes. It is up to the student to verify with the receiving institution if transcripts need to be sent directly from UW-Stout to them. Many institutions require transcripts be sent directly from UW-Stout to their institution to be considered official.

Unofficial Transcripts

An unofficial copy of the transcript is usually used for personal planning and advisement. It does not contain the signature or university seal and is printed on white paper.

Current students:
Unofficial transcripts can be printed through Access Stout. For help with this process, please use our Unofficial Transcript Walkthrough.

Graduates and other students who have left the university:
Unofficial transcripts can be requested at TranscriptsPlus


  • Students who have access to unofficial transcripts via AccessStout are required to print their own unofficial transcript.

  • If a student cannot pick up their unofficial transcript, it can be mailed to the student at their current address. 

  • Unofficial transcripts cannot be sent via email as this process is not a secure form of communication.