What is an unofficial transcript?
Students can download PDFs of their unofficial transcripts as needed. Unofficial transcripts don’t have the University's seal, the University's name or the Registrar’s signature. Many institutions require an official transcript for admissions and other purposes.
Download a PDF of your unofficial transcript. (Under “Report Type,” select “Unofficial Academic Transcript.” When the portal prompts you to print the document, save the file as a PDF.)
There are some holds that prevent the release of transcripts, so you should check your Important Notices on MyUAlbany before requesting a transcript.
What is an official transcript?
Official transcripts are a permanent, irrevocable record of all courses, grades and degrees an individual student has obtained from the University at Albany at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The total number of credit hours UAlbany has accepted from other institutions will also be listed on an official transcript, alongside the names of the institutions where the credits were earned.
Official transcripts are sent directly to the recipient listed on the order form.
When another institution sends a transcript to UAlbany for admission or credit purposes, that transcript becomes the property of UAlbany and will not be returned to the student or forwarded to another institution under any circumstances. If you need a transcript from another institution, you must request it from that institution.
Order an Official UAlbany Transcript
Official UAlbany transcripts can be ordered online, using any major credit or debit card.
There are some holds (non-financial) that prevent the release of transcripts, so you should check your Important Notices on MyUAlbany before requesting a transcript.
In most cases, previous and current UAlbany students who are applying for admission to a UAlbany program do not need to send an official UAlbany transcript. Visit Undergraduate Admissions and Graduate Admissions for detailed instructions.
UAlbany’s official transcript vendor is Parchment, which uses encryption technology to keep your information secure and ensure the person ordering the transcript is authorized to do so.