How to Request a Transcript

Students and alumni may request official or unofficial transcripts for prospective employers, graduate school applications, or for other uses.  In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy act of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment), the student's signature is required for all requests.

Currently enrolled students (and recent students who have maintained an active TCOnline account) may view their transcripts online, and may now request official transcripts through  TC Online, Trinity's Web-based student record system.  To request an official transcript using this process, log into TCOnline.  Once you are logged in, go to Self Service, then Academic Records, and finally Request an Official Transcript.  Your secure login and password for TCOnline will be accepted as your signature.  Unfortunately, students who have not maintained an active TCOnline account cannot have it reactivated.  Current students may also use the options listed below instead of submitting an online request, or to request an unofficial transcript.

Please note that you may only use the online process when requesting transcripts for immediate processing.  If you need to request a transcript be held for semester grades or final degree posting, you must use the regular request form (available below) and submit it to the Registrar's Office.  The form must also be used when requesting an unofficial transcript.

Former students and alumni without an active TCOnline account have several options.  You can:

  • Pick up a transcript request form from the Registrar's Office (located in Trinity Commons room 139), 
  • Print our transcript request form
  • Write a letter

If you write a letter, please include the following: 

  • Your name as it was when you attended Trinity
  • Your signature
  • Your Trinity student ID number or social security number (not required but highly recommended)
  • Your class year or dates of attendance
  • The address where you would like your transcript sent

To submit your request you may:  

fax your request to (860) 297-5179.

mail in your request to the address below: 

          Office of the Registrar
          Trinity College
          300 Summit Street
          Hartford, CT 06106

or scan your request and e-mail it to   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.  Both types of transcripts can be requested by using this form.

  • 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.
  • 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.

If you need an electronic copy of your transcript, you may request an unofficial copy of your transcript and have it sent to you as a PDF attachment via e-mail.  Only unofficial transcripts are available in this manner.  If you wish to have your unofficial transcript sent to you electronically, please indicate the appropriate e-mail address when you submit your request.

Please allow up to 10 business days for us to process your transcript request.  During most times of the year the processing time is faster than 10 days, but at the end of the semester the processing time may take this long because of heavy volume.  The Registrar's Office will make every effort to accommodate urgent requests, however it is suggested that you take in account the processing and mailing time when making a request.

If you have any questions, you may call the Registrar's Office at 860-297-2118.