How can I make a request for transcripts?
Transript requests must contain all the information on the form (see link below). Please download and print the form below, complete it (with signature), and send it by one of the following methods.
- By SCU assigned email only: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By mail:
Southwestern Christian University
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 340, Bethany, OK 73008
- If you want to send the request using an email account other than SCU assigned email, you must scan the form and send as an attachment.
Please note: We will accept faxed requests on the official request form ONLY if the request is to send transcripts directly to another institution of higher education. Faxed requests will not be processed if the transcripts are to be sent to a person or place of business. This policy is to protect private information release.
When will my transcript request be processed? How long does it take to get a transcript?
We ask for 7-10 business days from the time the request is received to process requests. (Note: if it it possible, our goal is to process requests on Tuesdays and Fridays by 1:00 p.m. However, depending on the workload in the Office of the Registrar, these processing times cannot be guaranteed.)
Will you notify me when transcripts are sent?
We do not notify you when transcripts are sent. If you have requested for us to send transcripts to another institution or place of employment, please confirm with that other entity before contacting SCU personnel.
Why is my signature required for transcript requests?
Federal legislation, referred to as The Femily Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), provided specific requirements controlling the release of academic transcripts. FERPA requires that the student personally authorizes the release of his/her transcript to a third party.
Can anyone sign the consent form on my behalf?
No, you must personally authorize the release of your transcript by a written signature or through your SCU issued e-mail account.
What if I have a hold placed on my student account?
If you have a hold on your student account, you should take the appropriate steps to remove the hold. Once the hold has been removed from your account, the transcript request will then be processed.
Can I have transcripts from other institutions or my high school released to me?
We do not release back to the student or applicant documents from other entities that are not maintained and originated by SCU. Transcripts, test scores, or other materials originated by other organizations or institutions must be obtained from the original source.