Q. Will UMSL request my transcript or do I need to?
A. UMSL cannot request your transcripts. Transcripts are part of your students record, which is protected by FERPA laws. You will need to contact each school and request that your official transcripts be sent. Some schools may require a completed Transcript Request Form to release transcripts.
Q. Do I need to send transcripts from every school individually?
A. Yes, UMSL requires official transcripts from every school where you have attended for college credit or have earned college credit, even if the credits have been transferred to a later institution. This includes advanced college credit taken while in high school. UMSL will not process your application for admission until all official transcripts have been received. We check the National Student Clearinghouse to verify your enrollment at all schools and will add any schools not listed on your application to those required for admission.
Q. I have my official transcript in a sealed envelope; will this work?
A. Unfortunately, no; it is a University of Missouri system policy that transcripts must be sent direct from the institution to be considered official. Hand delivered transcripts, even if stamped and sealed, are considered unofficial.
Q. Why does UMSL need that transcript; it's not relevant to the degree I am pursuing now?
A. We require a transcript from all schools attended, regardless of the transferability of the credits. UMSL needs your full academic record to determine your admissibility, for accreditation and for financial aid compliance. Once admitted, we then determine how your previous coursework could apply towards your UMSL degree.
Q. UMSL is requesting a transcript from a school where I didn't complete any credit or that I don’t think I attended at all; do I need to send it?
A. We require transcripts from all schools where you enrolled. If a review of the National Student Clearinghouse reveals that you enrolled at another institution, we either need 1) an official transcript listing grades and/or withdrawals for classes in which you enrolled, or 2) a letter of non-enrollment from their Office of the Registrar verifying that you never attempted or completed classes. Your application is considered incomplete and will stay in a “pending” status until we receive this proof of enrollment. Please contact the Office of Admissions for more details.
Q. The school I attended is no longer open; how to I request transcripts?
A. If the school you attended has many campuses or locations, contact the main campus to request your transcript. If not, or if all locations have closed down, contact the Missouri Department of Higher Education.
Q. Will you contact me when my transcript has arrived?
A. No. However, once all of your transcripts arrive, UMSL will process your application and then contact you about your admission by both mail and email.
Q. Why is MyView is asking me for my high school transcript even though I’ve completed over 24 hours of credit?
A. Once we receive your official college transcripts and verify that you do have 24 or more completed, transferable, college-level credit hours, the request for your high school records will be removed.