Requesting a Transcript

NMU has collaborated with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide online transcript ordering software. Transcripts ordered online come directly from Northern Michigan University using the specialty ordering system software. All current and former students* can order transcripts online anytime using a major credit card. Requesting a transcript online is convenient and fast and you will get automated status notifications via email and/or text. The automated electronic PDF's are sent to a designated email account or delivered to many institutions via Electronic Transfer (ETX) usually in six hours or less.

Transcript Holds

If you are unable to submit a transcript request because you have a transcript hold (financial hold and/or laptop hold), please go to or contact the Student Service Center by email: or phone at: (906) 227-1221.


Currently Enrolled Students

Read all the information first!

If you are not currently enrolled, go to the Former Students heading. Only current students can access their My.NMU accounts. 

There is an option to attach a transcript matching form, if required, for institutions such as AMCAS, LSAC, PharmCAS, PTCAS, etc.  You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session.

If you pre-enrolled for the fall/winter or summer semester at NMU, those courses will appear on your transcript. You will be required to provide an additional transcript to your new college once those courses are completed or dropped.

Transcript Holds
If you have a transcript hold (financial hold and/or laptop hold) and you are unable to submit a transcript request, please go to or contact the Student Service Center at email: or (906) 227-1221.

Hold for Posting of Grades
Selecting the Hold for Posting of Grades processing option will hold your transcript for release in December or May. Do not check the "Hold For Posting of Grades" option if you want your transcript released immediately. 

Upcoming Graduates - Hold for Degree Posting Option
The Hold for Degree Posting option is for students graduating in December or May who would like to have their transcript request processed after the degree has been posted to the student's transcript. Students can verify their degree posting on My.NMU  by viewing their unofficial transcript. If the degree is already posted to the transcript, please do not select this option, as your transcript request will not process.

How to Order an Official Transcript

Directions for Currently Enrolled Students Only.

Note: Former students do not have full access to My.NMU.

To order an official transcript(s), log into My.NMU

Click on the Student Services tab;

Click the Transcript Ordering/Tracking link. 

Order status and updates will be sent by email and/or text. 

Former Students

Read the information first! 

Recent NMU Graduates

All previous NMU graduates should select the "Process Now, As Is" option. Do not check the "Hold for Degree Posting" option, as your transcript order will not process with that designation until the next graduation date in December.

Transcript Holds

If you have a transcript hold (financial hold and/or laptop hold) and you are unable to submit a transcript request, please go to or contact the Student Service Center at email: or (906) 227-1221.

Special Notes for Students who attended in the 60's,70's, and 80's 

If you attended NMU prior to the Fall 1993 semester, your complete transcript will be manually uploaded within two business days. All 1960's, 70's, 80's and early 1990's transcripts are not in the current NMU records database. Those students (pre-Fall 1993) may receive a message at the beginning of the ordering process that there is no record on file. That's okay, just review the information you submitted and continue on to the next page of the online order. Your transcript will be uploaded from our pre-1993 database to the online order by a member of the Registrar's staff.

Transcript delivery for Pre-1993 students may take up to two business days due to manual uploading of older records. Students who attended pre-1993 and post-1993 will have their transcripts combined and resent electronically within two business days.

Transcript Attachment Forms 

There is an option to attach a transcript matching form if needed, for institutions such as AMCAS, LSAC, PharmCAS, PTCAS, etc.  You can order as many transcripts as you like in the same order.


Request a Transcript Online

Check the Hold for Degree Posting option if you want to wait for your transcript to state that you have graduated. (Currently available for students registered for graduation only). Previous degrees are already posted to the transcript. 

Degree posting requires a verification process that takes extra time after grades are posted. Degree posting is a manual process. To check and see if your degree has been posted to your transcript - log onto My.NMU, go to the Student Services tab and go to the Unofficial Transcript link. When you request a transcript, you may request one of the following:

  • Issue transcript now, as is;
  • Issue transcript after grades posted at the end of the semester;
  • Issue transcript after degree is posted to transcript (Future Graduates Only).

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with submitting transcript order information on the NSC site, try using a different web browser such as Chrome or FireFox, and/or delete your history/cookies.​ Some users experience problems ordering when using an older smart phone to submit an order. If that's the issue for you, try submitting your order using a laptop with MicroSoft Windows software and the Chrome browser. Other issues include Apple devices using the Safari browser. If you have an issue with Apple phone, tablet or laptop, try adding the Chrome browser to the Apple device.

Transcripts and transcript payments cannot be made by phone, e-mail, from friends, your spouse or relatives in accordance with The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. There are no exceptions to this policy. NMU does not accept transcript requests by fax machine. Please order online.


Select the drop down box in the order to send directly to the listed organizations. The organizations listed above are only a partial list. More organizations are being added each week. - Click on this link for more information on how to submit by Electronic Exchange (ETX).

How to guide



If you have a financial or laptop hold, your transcripts will not be released. Please go to the NMU e-bill payment center or contact the Student Service Center at email: or (906) 227-1221. Once the hold is cleared, you can request a transcript.


Current Students can view their unofficial transcript at My.NMU.

How to Print Your Unofficial Transcript

  • Use Control/P  to print transcript or save as a PDF.


Former Students can request their transcript online with delivery in 30 minutes or less, 24/7:

The transcript key is included with all electronic transcripts issued. The transcript key is a separate file included as an attachment with the transcript.

NMU Transcript Key (PDF)

Transcript Cost

Requested online - $8.50

Secure link delivered to an e-mail address usually in 30 minutes or less.*

If you have questions, please e-mail:

Fall/Winter Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST.

Summer Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST

Transcript Phone: (906) 227-1213.