Office of the Registrar

Requesting an Official Transcript

How to order an official transcript:

If you are an active, enrolled student:

  1. Log into mySeaport
  2. Select Seanet
  3. Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  4. Select Student Records
  5. Select Order Your Official Transcript
  6. Follow the provided instructions to complete your order.

If you are not an active, enrolled student:

  1. Place your order directly through Credentials/Parchment.
  2. Follow the provided instructions to complete your order.
  3. Use a mouse or touch screen to complete the authorization process.
If you are requesting a transcript on behalf of someone else (Third Party Request):
  1. Place your order directly through Credentials/Parchment.
  2. Follow the provided instructions to complete your order.
  3. You will need to upload the student’s signed authorization.

In person pickup: Due to guidance issued from the UNC System Office in response to the COVID-19 situation, the UNCW Registrar’s Office will be operating and serving customers in an electronic format and also with a modified pickup option. Our Office is closed except for schedule pickup of ordered transcripts. Paper transcripts can be ordered online for pick up at our counter, but you must make an appointment for pickup by sending an email to registrar@uncw.edu.

Payment Options:

The charge for each transcript is $8.00 (plus additional handling and delivery costs). Exact pricing for filling orders will depend on the delivery options selected. Payment options include VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Rush FedEx delivery options are available.

Order Status and Questions:

Check the Status of your Transcript Order: 

  • You can check on the status of your transcript request by clicking HERE, or by calling 847-716-3000.
  • For 1st Class Mail Orders: These records only provide a history of your mail piece as it is scanned by the USPS's automated equipment. Since the postal carrier does not have a barcode scanner, the actual delivery date cannot be confirmed.

Transcript Formats:

Transcripts are available in the following formats :

  • Electronic (secure PDF): format delivered to any email address or to any school on the TranscriptsPlus network. Please confirm with the recipient that they will accept an electronic transcript. Note:  We cannot produce PDF transcripts for students who attended prior to 1985.  Please confirm with the recipient that they will accept an electronic transcript.
  • Paper format printed on security paper: sealed and has the University Registrar's signature.
  • Unofficial Transcripts: available at no cost through MySeaport for currently enrolled students only.
  1. Log into mySeaport
  2. Select Seanet
  3. Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  4. Select Student Records
  5. Select View Your Unofficial Transcript

Other Important Information:

  • Complete record:  We provide both undergraduate and graduate coursework upon request. A transcript is an exact and complete record of a student's academic history; therefore the University will not issue a partial transcript.
  • Requests to hold your transcript request until after final grades/degree is posted:  Final grades are posted on transcripts about one week after a term ends. Degrees are posted about one month after a term ends.  Please be sure to indicate on the request if you would like your transcript held for final grades or the degree to be posted.
  •  Transcripts from other institutions: Transcripts covering a student’s secondary and previous college education, which have been submitted to the University as a requirement for admission, become a part of the Registrar’s official file. The University does not reissue or certify copies of transcripts from other institutions. Transcripts must be ordered directly from the institution where the coursework was taken.
  • Holds:If you have a 'hold' on your account, a transcript may not be processed. Currently enrolled students can check for any holds through MySeaport. Holds include but are not limited to:
    • Financial obligation to the University
    • Failure to complete an exit interview for Student/Perkins Loan borrowers
    • Default of institutional, state, or federal loan
  • Common Application Transcript Requests:UNCW does not accept 'The Common Application' transcript requests.
  • UNCW Alumni Applying to UNCW Graduate Programs: If you have ever attended UNCW, you do not need to request a UNCW transcript if you are applying for a UNCW graduate program. UNCW's Graduate School will be responsible for obtaining that academic record.
  • We do not accept transcript requests by fax: Requests received by fax will not be processed.
  • Please do not mail or fax forms to our office to include with your transcripts: Students may upload the form(s) while placing orders on TranscriptsPlus.
  • Inclement Weather or University Holidays:Transcript requests, whether traditional or expedited, will be delayed until the next working business day. Please consult the University website for holiday schedules and inclement weather notices.
  • International Authentication:Notary services for international authentication of UNCW transcripts can usually be provided upon request during business hours. The service should be requested by e-mail at the time of the transcript request.
  • For more information about notary, apostille, and true-copy authentication documents, please refer to the following websites:
NC Department of the Secretary of State: Notary Services
NC Department of the Secretary of State: Apostille Certificates
NC Department of the Secretary of State: Authentication Certificates