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FAQs

Transcripts

How do I request an official transcript?

An official transcript is available upon receipt of a signed written request form (.pdf) and payment of the $4 fee. Be sure to complete all portions of the form including your signature.  Return the form to the Office of the Registrar via fax, email, or postal service.  Payment of the $4 fee for each official transcript can be made by check or money order made payable to “The College of Wooster”, by COW card, or credit/debit card.

How do I request an unofficial transcript?

An unofficial transcript is available upon receipt of a signed written request request form (.pdf). There is no fee for an unofficial transcript. Be sure to complete all portions of the form including your signature. Please indicate that you would like an unofficial copy as well as where you would like the transcript sent in the blank boxes at the bottom of the form. Return the form to the Office of the Registrar via fax, email, or postal service. An unofficial transcript can be provided by fax, email (.pdf), or postal service.

Can I fax my request?

Yes. You can fax the completed transcript request request form (.pdf) to (330) 263-2260. If you are requesting an official transcript, payment must be mailed separately or paid online.

Can I email my request?

Yes. You can scan and email the transcript request form to Paul Seling. Your actual signature must be on the form. If you are requesting an official transcript, payment must be mailed separately or paid online.

If I fax or email a request, will you mail the transcript before receiving payment?

No. We must receive payment before issuing an official transcript. We will not issue complimentary copies of your transcript.

Can I request a transcript by phone?

No. FERPA regulations require that your request include your signature. Requests can only be made by fax, email, or postal service.

Can you fax or email me an official transcript?

Official transcripts are printed on security paper and placed in a sealed envelope. Most institutions will require a hard copy of an official transcript. If you are being asked to provide an electronic version of your official transcript we can email or fax a copy of the transcript but it will be up to the receiving party to accept it as an official document.

Can you fax or email me an unofficial transcript?

Yes. Unofficial transcripts are available by fax or email upon receipt of a written request.

Where do I mail my request?

Mail transcript requests and payment to:
Office of the Registrar
The College of Wooster
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster , OH 44691

How long will it take to get my transcript?

A PDF or fax copy of your unofficial transcript is usually available 1-2 days after receipt of your written request and payment. Requests for official transcripts are processed within 1-2 days after receipt of your written request. Transcripts may take longer to process during peak periods such as the end of the semester or following graduation. After the request is processed, transcripts are mailed via the United States Postal Service.

Can I expedite my request?

Yes. Transcripts can be mailed via Fed-Ex. For this option you must provide your personal credit card information to cover shipping costs. Please contact Paul Seling, transcript coordinator, for this service. Paul can be reached at (330) 263-2623.

Is there a fee for transcripts?

There is a $4 fee for each official transcript. There is no fee for unofficial transcripts.

How do I pay for my transcript?

The transcript fee can be paid by check or money order made payable to “The College of Wooster”, by COW Card, or by credit or debit card.

Majors and Minors

How do I declare my major?

You can declare a major by completing the Major Declaration Form (.pdf). You will need to select the appropriate major and then get signed approval from your current advisor as well as chair of the department in which you are declaring. After completing the form please return it to the Registrar’s office.

What is the deadline for declaring my major?

You must declare a major by February of your sophomore year prior to registration for the junior year.

How do I declare a double major?

Complete the Proposal for Double Major (.pdf) form and return it to the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement located in Galpin Hall. The form requires the signatures of the chairperson of each department as well as a faculty advisor from each department. Proposals must be submitted no later than October 1st of your junior year.

How do I change my major?

Complete the Change of Major form (.pdf) and return it to the Registrar’s office. The form requires the signatures of the new department chair and advisor as well as your previous advisor.

How do I design my own major?

Complete the Student Designed Major form (.pdf) and return it to the Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, located in Galpin Hall, by March 1st of your sophomore year.

How do I declare or change my minor?

Complete the Declaration/Change of Minor form (.pdf) and return it to the Registrar’s office. The form requires the signed approval of the chair of the department in which you are declaring. The deadline to declare or change a minor is March 1st of your senior year.