Office of Registration & Scheduling Services

Obtaining A Transcript

Your academic transcript is the record of all activity related to your academic course work at the University of Southern Maine. This record includes a complete list of the courses you registered for, the grades and credits you earned, your major, transfer credits, and any certificates and degrees that you have received.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) requires that all transcript requests be authorized by the person to whom the record belongs, either in writing or by a secured electronic authorization. Requests by telephone will not be accepted.

***Please note that you do not need to order transcripts for admission to other University of Maine System schools, as they are able to access your academic record through Maine Street, as long as there is no hold on your account which prevents production of your transcript.***

Transcript Delivery Options

The University of Southern Maine has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide secure delivery of official transcripts in both electronic and paper form.  These options offer the ability to track the status of the request.  

1) Electronic Delivery (Recommended for the fastest service)

  • $3.25 per transcript (to be paid by credit card) for electronic delivery, which will be normally received by the recipient within 8 hours from the time of submission.
  • The electronic transcript must be sent directly to the third party in order to retain its “official” status.
  • Verify that the recipient will accept electronic transcripts before placing the order and provide the complete mailing address of the recipient as well as the correct email address.
  • This option offers the ability to track the status of the request.

2) Secure Print Delivery (Recommended for the fastest mailing service)

  • Third party printed transcripts will have the official seal of the University of Southern Maine and the signature of the Registrar.
  • Complete mailing address of the recipient is required.
  • Mailing options and costs
    • Standard Mail Delivery:  $4.05 ordering and processing fee. Sent via U.S. Mail the next business day
    • Certified Mail Delivery:  $4.05 ordering and processing fee; $5.00 delivery fee. Sent via US. Mail and may take 5-7 business days for delivery. Signature by the recipient is required for the transcript to be delivered successfully.
    • International Mail Delivery:  $4.05 ordering and processing fee; $12.00 delivery fee. Sent via US. Mail and may take 21 days for delivery. No tracking available with this delivery method.
    • Express Mail Service: $4.05 ordering and processing fee; delivery fees vary (US Mail: $27.00; Canada/Mexico: $47.00; International: $60.00.) Processed within one business day.

Click here to PLACE your Electronic or Secure Print Transcript order

Click here to TRACK your Electronic or Secure Print Transcript order

Additional Transcript Request Options

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, in-house processing times for transcript requests may be delayed since we are unable to access our usual resources. We thank you for your patience in advance!

1)  Request Official Transcript through the MaineStreet Student Center
If you have access to MaineStreet, and have no holds on your account, you can order an Official Transcript from your MaineStreet Student Center.  Please utilize this visual guide or the steps listed below:

  1.  Login to MaineStreet
  2.  Select "Self-Service"
  3.  Select "Student Center"
  4.  Select "Transcript: Request Official" from the drop-down box labeled “Other Academic." 

Transcripts requested in this way will normally be processed and mailed within three business days. You may check the status of your request by returning to the request page.

2) Written/Faxed Request

3) Request in Person

NOTICE: As of 3/18/2020 and until further notice, Registration & Scheduling Services will be working remotely in response to COVID-19 precautions and will not be able to take in-person transcript requests.

4) Generate your own unofficial transcript in MaineStreet

  1. Login to MaineStreet
  2. Select "Self-Service"
  3. Select "Student Center"
  4. Select "Transcript: Request Unofficial" from the drop-down box labeled “Other Academic.”

You can generate and print an unofficial “Issued to Student” copy of your transcript from your own computer.

Having trouble logging into MaineStreet? Contact the USM Help Desk at 207-780-4029 or for assistance.

Still have questions? Call: 207-780-5230 or email