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
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.
Requesting Unofficial Transcripts
Unofficial transcripts can be printed through Access Stout for all current students only. For help with this process, please use our Unofficial Transcript Walkthrough.
Ordering Official Transcripts
Official Transcripts are to be ordered online. Please visit our authorized third-party vendor, Parchment, 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 & International students: Please order your transcript here with our authorized third-party vendor, Parchment. A step-by-step guide and videos are available to assist you with the order process.
Order an Official Transcript
Intelligent Mail Barcoding
University of Wisconsin - Stout has appointed Parchment as our agent for printing and mailing academic transcript documents via the Parchment eRoboMail™ service. The official transcript documents produced by Parchment 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.
The Fastest Way to Send Official Transcripts