Requests for transcripts, grades or other information such as courses completed cannot be issued to an outside party unless the student has given the Student Records Office written permission to release this information to a specific party, as allowed under The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA).
Transcripts are generally available or mailed within 1-2 business days from receipt of the request. During peak times--i.e., registration, beginning of a semester, graduation--response time may not be as expedient. During such times, please allow for additional processing time.
Transcript requests will not be honored if the student is indebted to the University. Any student aware of a "Transcript Hold" should contact the Bursar's office at (205) 726-2816 to clear the hold prior to requesting a transcript.
For students and alumni with portal access, the fastest and easiest way to request your transcript is through the Samford portal.
Alumni (prior to Spring 2003) and/or students without portal access can request transcripts in person, by mail, or by fax. Transcripts for alumni without an active Samford e-mail account may not be requested by e-mail. Transcripts can be mailed directly to you or to another recipient (school, employer, state board, etc.). Transcripts for coursework completed prior to 1987 may take longer to process than the usual 1-2 business day estimate.
Complete the Transcript Request Form and fax it to (205) 726-2908, or mail it to:
Kim SimsCustomer Services Supervisorkmsims@samford.edu205-726-2910