Official Transcript Requests
Effective Monday, October 6, 2014 requests for official SCU transcripts must be made online at this link:
PAYMENT AND FEES
Payments for requests through the online service must be made using a credit or debit card. If you do not have a credit or debit card, prepaid cards are available at banks, pharmacies, such as CVS and Walgreens, and other general merchandise stores, such as Walmart and Target.
Fees for transcripts begin immediately for requests received on Friday, September 26 after 12:00 p.m.
- Fee for non-rush processing (within 5-7 business days)- $5.00
- Fee for rush processing (less than 48 hours) - $15.00
Charges will not be placed on your credit card/debit account until the transcript request is fully processed and sent.
*Please note that transcripts received from third parties are not accepted and all must be done through the online form.
Unofficial Transcript Requests
Students with access to the Student Portal may print their own unofficial transcript without making a request.
Former students and alumni with no portal access may request unofficial transcript requests using this form: SCU Unofficial Transcript Request. Request for unofficial transcripts can be made through the following methods:
- By SCU assigned email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (NOTE: you do not need to download and complete the form, but all the information on the form needs to be included in the email)
- By mail to:
Southwestern Christian University
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 340, Bethany, OK 73008
- By personal email account other than SCU assigned email (You must download, complete and scan the form and send as an attachment)
- By fax to 405-495-0078 with cover sheet addressed to Registrar
There is no charge for unofficial transcripts.
TRANSCRIPT RELEASE FAQs
When will my transcript request be processed? How long does it take to get a transcript?
Regardless of whether the request is for official or unofficial transcripts, we ask for 5-7 business days from the time the request is received to process requests. (Note: if it it possible, our goal is to process requests on Tuesdays and Fridays by 1:00 p.m. However, depending on the workload in the Office of the Registrar, these processing times cannot be guaranteed.)
Will you notify me when transcripts are sent? We do not send notifications when transcripts are sent. If you have requested for us to send transcripts to another institution or place of employment, please confirm with that other entity before contacting SCU personnel.
Why is my signature required for transcript requests? Federal legislation, referred to as The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), provided specific requirements controlling the release of academic transcripts. FERPA requires that the student personally authorizes the release of his/her transcript to a third party.
Can anyone sign the consent form on my behalf? No, you must personally authorize the release of your transcript by a written signature or through your SCU issued email account.
What if I have a hold placed on my student account? We will not release transcripts, official or unofficial, if there is a business hold on student accounts. If you make a request for a transcript and there is a hold on your account, you will be notified, and your request is made void. You should take the appropriate steps to remove the hold, and once the hold has been removed from your account, you may submit another transcript request.
Can I have transcripts from other institutions or my high school released to me?
We do not release documents from other entities that are not maintained and originated by SCU. Transcripts, test scores, or other materials originated by other organizations or institutions must be obtained from the original source.