Your transcript is a part of your academic record and contains your course history at Western Seminary. To make a transcript request, please complete and submit a Transcript Request (select one of the options below). Your request for an official Western Seminary transcript is fulfilled through our partner, Transcripts on Demand. They manage transcript order processing and delivery while Western retains the official transcript information.
To request your transcript, you will first login to the Student Information System (SIS) and select the Transcripts On-Line link under Student Records. The link will direct you to an enrollment page with Transcripts on Demand (https://iwantmytranscript.com). Once you register with Transcripts on Demand and they have your electronic signature on file, future requests are easy to make. Starting the process through SIS will make the process easier and will eliminate the need for you to complete an additional electronic signature process since you will be authenticated as a current or former Western Seminary student through SIS.
If you no longer have access to SIS, or you attended Western before 1990, the first step is to enroll directly through the Transcripts on Demand (https://iwantmytranscript.com) website. You will also be required to complete a Transcript Authorization Form (TAF), sign , and fax or scan it so Transcripts on Demand can process your request for a Western Seminary official transcript. Requests will not be processed without the signature. As part of the one-time account setup and for identity verification, you will be asked to provide the last four digits of your Social Security number.
During the ordering process, you will select the recipient of your Western Seminary transcript on the Select Destinations page. Use the Other Destinations tab to specify recipients of your transcript for both admission and employment purposes. Don’t select Western as a destination; we already have access to your transcript.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take to process my transcript?
Electronic transcript delivery is much quicker than paper transcripts but they still require time to process the transcript order. You can choose one of the following options:
Regular processing: transcript will be processed within 7-10 business days (no additional charge).
Rush processing: transcript will be processed within three business days with an additional fee of $15.00 per U.S. address.
Western Seminary takes responsibility for processing transcripts within the requested amount of time, but cannot guarantee delivery by email, the postal service, or receipt of the transcript.
Holds on your student account or payment owed to Western Seminary may delay the processing of your transcript. For the most effective results, please respond to these requirements before making a transcript request.
Why should I order electronically?
Electronic ordering allows you to track your order from receipt through delivery. You will be notified electronically once your transcript has been received by the intended recipient and you will know when that person has viewed your transcript. Transcript delivery is also much quicker, as fast as an email. Each recipient is sent a unique access code to your transcript order and must login to download your transcript so your records remain secure throughout the entire process. In addition, ordering electronically is faster than ordering a transcript by paper and also allows you to pay for the transcript order through more options than are available by paper.
Are electronic transcripts OK?
Electronic transcripts are becoming more accepted by recipients, particularly since they are a high security PDF of your transcript information and can be verified as secure data, even into the future. Electronic transcripts can also be delivered much quicker and for less cost, often eliminating the need for you to order a Rush copy.
What if I have a hold?
- If you have an outstanding financial balance with Western, your transcript cannot be released. If you have requested a transcript, Transcripts on Demand will email you to tell you that your transcript is on hold. To remove the hold, simply contact Katy Shaw in the business office at 503.517.1888 to make a payment on your account.
- If you have not yet submitted to Western a transcript from a previously attended institution, your transcript cannot be released. To remove the hold, simply contact Reid Kisling at 503.517.1820 for further instructions.
- If you have not completed your Exit Loan Counseling, your transcript cannot be released. To remove the hold you simply need to click this Exit Loan Counseling link and follow the directions. Then contact Shelle Riehl in the financial aid office at 503.517.1814 to notify her that your Exit Loan Counseling has been completed.
- If your transcript request has been placed on hold, you have 30 days to settle your Western account. If your account balance is not cleared or your Loan Exit Counseling has not been completed within 30 days, your transcript order will be cancelled.
How much do transcripts cost?
Official electronic transcripts (highly recommended) are $5.00 each. Print transcripts are $5.00 each plus the cost of shipping chosen at the time of order. If you request your transcript to be Rush processed, it will be an additional $15.00 per recipient.