A transcript is a summary of your competency sets and all previous coursework taken, and grades earned at a given institution. It will also include transfer coursework.
There are official transcripts and unofficial transcripts:
- An official transcript is one that is prepared and verified by the university. Generally, official transcripts are those that are issued directly to another institution when a student is transferring, or applying to graduate school. They are also provided to confirm education for professional employment opportunities, teacher or nursing licensure and other credential verification. The official transcript is printed on special paper and includes an embossed or printed seal. A fee is required to receive an official transcript.
- An unofficial transcript will include the same information as the official transcript but it is usually printed on plain paper and is not certified by the university. An unofficial transcript is not used to transfer to another college or university and is usually issued for use by the student only. There is no fee required to receive an unofficial transcript.
Ordering a transcript is easy. For information on how to request an official or unofficial transcript, click on the link for your campus below.
Because the Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate is a non-credit program, its policies surrounding transcripts differ from the other UW Flexible Option programs. See the Substance Use Disorders Counselor Certificate program policies here.