Requesting Student Records and Transcripts

How can I get a copy of my records, including transcripts?

Student records follow the student from school to school at the DOE. Your last school, or current school, is always the best place to start when looking for student records, including transcripts. You can request your records at any time using the instructions in the following sections. We do not provide duplicate diplomas.

Current Students

If you are a student currently attending a DOE school, you may request a transcript from your guidance counselor at any time.

If you are the parent or guardian of a student under the age of 18, you can ask for a transcript from your child’s school by making a written request. Use Find a School to find contact information for your school. When a student is 18 or older, the DOE will only honor transcript requests from the student. Students can give written permission to access records.

Former Students

Former students must print and fill out the Student Records Request Form, below, to make a request for records, including transcripts. 

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This form asks for student information, high school information, and a signature from the student or parent/guardian. You can make this request in person or by mail.

To request your records in person, you must:

  • Print and fill out the Student Records Request Form
  • Bring a passport or state-issued photo ID to prove your identity
  • Use Find a School to find your school’s location and phone number
  • Call the school, because some schools set specific days and times for these requests
  • Bring the form and your ID to your school

To request your records by mail, you must:

  • Print and fill out the Student Records Request Form
  • Include a copy of your photo ID with your signature
  • Include your contact information
  • Use Find a School to find your school’s mailing address
  • Mail the form to your school, with a photocopy of your ID

Transcripts for Former Students Whose School Has Closed

If your former high school has closed, another school now has your transcript and can provide you with a copy.

To request your transcript, you need to print and fill out the Student Records Request Form:

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This form asks for:

  • Student information
  • High school information
  • And a signature from the student or parent/guardian

You will also need a photo ID--either a passport or a state-issued one.

To get your transcript you must:

  • Print and fill out the Student Records Request Form
  • Bring a passport or state-issued photo-ID to prove your identity
  • Use the search tool below to find the school’s location and phone number
  • Bring the form and your ID to your school, or mail the form with a photocopy of your ID.

If you plan to visit the school in person, call first. Some schools set specific days and times for these requests.

Type the name of your former high school to find the school now holding your transcript:

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Using DOE Records to Prove Immigration Status

Under the federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, young people who were brought to the United States as children and who meet certain criteria can be authorized to work in the U.S. and temporarily protected from deportation. School records are one way to prove that young people meet this criteria. Former students who want records for this purpose should follow the steps described above.

Find Out More

Visit the About Student Records and Transcripts page to read about the information on your transcript. Visit the Graduation Requirements page to read about the courses and exams students need to graduate.

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