What is an official transcript?
An official transcript is one that has been received directly from the issuing institution. It must bear the college seal, date and college Registrar's signature. It is best when sending an official transcript to another college or university or an employer to have the transcript sent directly to that entity, not to you. In most situations where an official transcript is requested or required, it will not be accepted if removed from the envelope it is provided in or if the envelope has been opened.
What is a student (unofficial) transcript?
A student transcript is an "unofficial" copy that does not bear the college seal or signature of the Registrar. Unofficial transcripts can be requested at any campus Admissions and Records Office.
Most employers and all transfer colleges and universities will want an "official" transcript. Transcripts issued or mailed directly to a student will be stamped "ISSUED TO STUDENT." You may also view the Web-Gate to print an unofficial copy of your academic history for your review.
How to Request a Transcript
WCCCD transcripts can be requested, free of charge, online, by mail, or fax. Transcripts will not be released for students who have outstanding financial obligation to the college.
You can order and check the status of your request online via Student Webgate. Transcript requests submitted online are processed within 48 hours.
Click here for online transcript request instructions.
By mail or fax:
- Complete the Transcript Request Form
- Mail or fax the completed form to:
Wayne County Community College District
801 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Attention: District Records Office
Fax: (313) 962-1643
It will take approximately 7-14 working days for processing from date request is received in the District Records Office.
Click Here for a PDF Version of the Transcript Request Form