Transcripts, Official and Unofficial

What constitutes an official transcript?

The transcript must be sent to the Admissions Department at ORU directly from the Registrar or Records Office of the previous school(s). The transcript may not be hand carried by the student or any third party.


What makes a transcript unofficial?

A transcript is deemed unofficial if it is "issued to student," hand carried by the student or third party, unsealed, missing the Registrar's signature or missing a school seal, if required.


Can a transcript be official and not final?

A transcript is considered official if it is sent from the Registrar or Records Office of the previous school(s) directly to the Admissions Department at ORU. If the student is currently enrolled in the other school when the transcript is sent, the transcript will reflect a current enrollment and an indication of unassigned grades. The transcript although official is not final.


When is a transcript(s) both final and official?

The transcript is OFFICIAL and FINAL when it is sent directly to the Admissions Department at ORU from the Registrar or Records Office of the previous school(s) and all courses have assigned grades.