All matriculated students enrolled at Trinity in spring 2001 or later and who have kept an active Trinity account may view unofficial copies of their own transcripts online, using TCOnline, Trinity's Web-based student record system. Unfortunately, students who have not maintained an active TCOnline account cannot have it reactivated.
Occasionally, students require printed official transcripts for prospective employers, graduate school applications, etc. In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment), you must request all transcripts in writing. There are three ways to request transcripts: use the transcript request forms located at the Office of the Registrar (located in Trinity Commons room 139), write a letter, or print one of our on-line request forms. If you write a letter, please include the following: your name as it was when you attended Trinity, your signature, your social security number, your class year or dates of attendance, and the address where you would like your transcript sent.
You may fax or mail your request. Our mailing address is Office of the Registrar, Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06106. Our fax number is (860) 297-5179. If a request is sent by e-mail, an attachment of a physically signed document requesting the transcript must be included--electronic signatures are not acceptable. All requests should include some form of contact information (phone number, e-mail address, etc.) in case there are any questions about your request.
You may request either official or unofficial transcripts. There is no fee for either type of transcript.
Use the Unofficial Transcript Request Form to request unofficial transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are printed on plain white paper, they do not have the Trinity embossed seal or the Registrar's signature, and they are stamped "Unofficial." After you receive your transcript, keep a copy so that you can photocopy it on an as-needed basis.
Use the Official Transcript Request Form to request official transcripts. Official transcripts are printed on special transcript paper, which includes the Registrar's signature and Trinity's seal. On the back of the transcript is a key explaining how to interpret the transcript. The transcript is issued in a sealed envelope with the Registrar's signature across the flap. Official transcripts may be sent directly to students, but please note that some places will not accept a transcript as official if the envelope has been opened.
Please allow up to 10 business days for us to process your transcript request. The Registrar's Office will make every effort to accommodate urgent requests; however, it is suggested that you take into account the processing and mailing time when making a request.
If you have any questions, you may call the Clerical Assistant at (860) 297-2122.
This document was last modified on July 7, 2010