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Privacy and Release of Records

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, establishes requirements regarding the privacy of student records.  UMBC has established policies and procedures in compliance with FERPA regarding privacy and the release of student records.

Ordering Transcripts

Ordering an Official UMBC Transcript

Official university transcripts can be sent directly to you or to another recipient with your authorization. UMBC has authorized Parchment Exchange to provide official transcripts in electronic or paper format.  The cost is $8.00 for an electronic or paper transcript. Transcript fees must be paid by credit or debit card when you place your order.  See link to Parchment at the bottom of the page. Please read all of the information given here before you order your transcript.

Current students can view and print their unofficial transcript at no cost online through myUMBC.  Once logged in, select “Advising and Student Support” under the Topics menu and then click the “Transcript (Unofficial) link.

I. Official Electronic Transcript – This is the quickest way for you or your intended recipient to receive your transcript.

  • Electronic transcripts are delivered in an expedited period of time, sometimes within an hour, to any e-mail address at a cost of $8 per transcript.
  • Secure and Certified:  Each time the file is opened, it will be certified electronically to ensure that it has not been altered (Internet connection required).
  • While electronic transcripts are widely accepted, confirm with the recipient that they will accept this format before ordering. Please note that printing the electronic PDF transcript renders it unofficial.
  • Due to the security features embedded into the electronic transcript you will need to save it to your computer before uploading it to another website.
  • The link you or your intended recipient will receive via email expires in six weeks. Please save a copy of the transcript before the link expires.
  • E-mail addresses that end with .mil, .gov and other firewall protected addresses may have difficulty opening the transcript due to the embedded security features.

II. EDI (Electronic Data Interface) Transcript: Send to Maryland Public 2 and 4 Year Institutions

  • For academic purposes only (i.e. graduate school application), an EDI transcript can be sent directly to a Maryland public 2-year or 4-year, institution at a cost of $8 per transcript.
  • Requests made for Human Resources purposes should be made using the electronic PDF or paper transcript.
  • While EDI transcripts are accepted at Maryland public schools, confirm with the recipient which format they prefer before ordering.

III. Official Paper Transcript: Send to a Mailing Address or Available for Pick Up

  • Paper transcripts are mailed to a mailing address you have provided at cost of $8 per transcript.
  • Transcripts are mailed through USPS and it usually takes 5 to 7 business day to receive the transcript.
  • You may also request a transcript be made available to you for pickup at the Registrar’s Office.
  • It usually takes a few hours to process the request.
  • Person identification (driver’s license or Campus ID card) is required to pick up your transcript. A paper transcript is official only as long as it remains in its sealed envelope.
  • Students should only open the envelope if they have ordered the transcript for personal use.

Click the link below to order your transcript online. UMBC has authorized Parchment Exchange to provide official transcripts in electronic or paper format.  The cost is $8.00 per transcript.

Official Transcript Request  (link to Parchment Portal)

IV. In-person at the UMBC Registrar’s Office: (Transcript Request pay by cash)

  • Come to the Registrar’s Office and pick up a Transcript Ordering Form.
  • Take the form over to the Student Business Services Office and make your payment ($8.00 per copy). Location: Student Business Services Office, Administration Building, 3rd Floor, Administrative Building.
  • Bring your receipt and the form back to our office to pick up your official transcript(s).  It takes about 1 hour to process your request.
  • We could mail it for you (sent by regular US Mail only) if you provide the required mailing information on the Transcript Ordering Form.
  • Transcripts are mailed through USPS and it usually takes 5 to 7 business day to receive the transcript.

Enrollment and Degree Verification

Students may require verification of their enrollment and full-time or part-time status for insurance, loans or a variety of other services and programs. The National Student Clearinghouse is UMBC’s authorized provider of enrollment and degree verification information.

National Student Clearinghouse

Further Information on Enrollment and Degree Verification

Request for Correction to Academic Record

Requests for correction to academic records should be directed to Registrar’s Office. Detailed requests can be sent via a Help Ticket.

UMBC adheres to a practice of compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As such, it is the practice of the University to permit students to inspect their education records, to limit disclosure to others of personally identifiable information from education records without student’s prior written consent, and to provide students the opportunity to seek correction of their education records where appropriate.

Disclosure of Student Records Policy