The University of Washington now offers an official e-transcript. The content of the official transcript is converted into a PDF document and delivered to the recipient via eSCRIP-SAFE®, the authorized delivery agent selected by the University of Washington.
- E-transcripts are available only for students entering the University in 1983 to present.
- If you need your official transcript notarized, you can not use e-transcript for delivery of your official transcript.
- Although the University of Washington provides official e-transcripts, some recipients may require official paper transcripts. Please confirm that the recipient accepts official e-transcripts prior to submitting your transcript request.
Once the Registrar's Office has processed the request, eSCRIP-SAFE® will send the recipient an email containing a secure link to access the official e-transcript.
The recipient will have 14 business days to open it. If not viewed during that period, the e-transcript PDF will be removed from the eSCRIP-SAFE® server, and the student must request another e-transcript. Once opened, the official e-transcript will remain available to the recipient for 24 hours after the initial viewing of the document before being deleted from the eSCRIP-SAFE® server. Recipients who have not received the e-transcript should check their spam folder to make sure the email was not intercepted by their spam filter.
Saving Official Electronic Transcripts
The recipient has 14 business days to view the e-transcript, but once viewed, the transcript will remain available for only 24 hours on the eSCRIP-SAFE® server. If a saved copy is necessary, a recipient can follow these approved methods to retain a copy.
- Save the transcript to a document imaging system.
- Save the transcript to a secure storage space.
- Print the transcript and store in secure file space.
No matter which storage method is used, the recipient must make sure the document is secure and FERPA guidelines are followed.
Test for Authenticity
Recipients can verify the authenticity of an electronic transcript by uploading the PDF document into the eSCRIP-SAFE® transcript validation program, Doc-Safe.
Students who provide their email address on the transcript request form will receive two notification e-mails from eSCRIP-SAFE®: When the e-transcript has been sent to the designated recipient and when it has been opened by the recipient. If the first email notification is not received, the student should make sure the notification was not intercepted by a spam filter.
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit the eSCRIP-SAFE® website for more information.