Transcript Request

Official Transcripts

The University of the Incarnate Word has partnered with Parchment to provide a web-based transcript service. You may request a transcript be sent electronically, or by mail, and you may attach any required documents to your transcript request. The PDF transcript that is produced using this service contains the identical information as a paper transcript and can be certified as unaltered by uploading the file to the company's website. Parchment has also been granted the authority to respond to any inquiries regarding the transactions.

Please note: The University of the Incarnate Word does not release copies received from other institutions. If you need a transcript from a prior institution, you must contact that institution.

Please note: Records are not available electronically for students who attended prior to Fall 1996.

Transcripts will not be released if a student has a transcript or financial hold.

Ordering Options

All current/former students may order transcripts using any of the following methods:


Log into your student account:

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Place your order here:

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Advantages to Ordering Transcripts Online with this system:

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week access to submit orders and check on the status of orders
  • Expedites your order
  • Payment is only processed once the order is completed
  • Easy address look-up with a pull down menu of many colleges and universities
  • Facilitates the authorization to release student records as required by law
  • Confirmation email and/or text message sent when transcript order is complete

Need help with your transcript order? The best first step is to log into your Parchment account, then visit the Parchment Help Center, where you can find answers to frequently asked questions and articles to support your needs.


The University reserves the right to withhold transcripts for those students who have not met all conditions for admission or who have outstanding financial obligations.

Hold Transcript for Grades or Degree

Transcripts may be held for the current semester's grades or the next degree date. However, if you are expecting a grade change, do not order your transcript until you are sure the grade has been changed. The Registrar will not hold transcripts for maintenance or grade changes.

When Issued to the Student

Transcripts in electronic PDF format are sent directly from the institution in partnership with Parchment to the recipient through the Parchment platform. Email is not used to send transcripts since those are not deemed secure systems. Transcripts issued to student are intended for student use only and cannot be forwarded to a third-party recipient. Third parties requiring an official copy of the academic transcript should receive the academic transcript directly from the University through Parchment.

Transcripts bear the Registrar's signature and are printed on secured paper. Transcripts mailed directly from the University of Incarnate Word are official. Orders addressed to the student will have an outside envelope marked “official transcripts enclosed” and contain individually sealed transcripts inside. Each transcript will be stamped “Issued to the Student ” in red ink.


Electronic transcripts will be delivered within 1 business day of the order being processed. Orders requiring special shipping are processed within 2 to 5 business days. Please allow 7 to 10 days for delivery to and processing by domestic addresses.

Special Shipping

If a paper copy is required and fast delivery is necessary, transcripts may be sent by express delivery.

Options are standard overnight domestic delivery to the main 48 states, domestic delivery to Alaska or Hawaii or international delivery. The additional fee will be charged to your credit card at a rate of $22.00, $25.00 or $45.00, respectively. Requests for express shipping must be received by 11 a.m. CST for same-day processing.

Note: Express packages cannot be delivered to a post office box.

Unofficial Transcripts

If you do not need an official transcript, you may choose to print your academic history from Student Self-Service

For assistance logging into your student account, please contact the UIW Help Desk at (210) 829-2721.

Transcript Information FAQ

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