Requests for transcripts, grades or other information such as courses completed cannot be issued to an outside party unless the student has given the registrar written permission to release this information to a specific party, as allowed under The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act.

Transcripts are generally available or mailed within one to two 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.

Mailed Transcripts:

I Have Portal Access

Please use this option ONLY for transcripts that are to be MAILED.  Please be sure you have the complete mailing address before you begin your request.

(If you need a transcript sent electronically, please email, from your Samford email account or stop by the registrar’s office to complete the request form.)

Log in to the Samford University Portal with your user ID and password, then:

Click on the Banner tab  

Click on Student & Financial Aid 

Click on Office of the Registrar 

Click on Request Official Transcript and enter the name of the person, school or business where the transcript should be sent in the "Issue to" block, then click Continue 

Enter the complete address and zip code of the location where you wish to have your transcript sent and click Continue 

Enter number of copies needed, select in-progress cut-off term (selecting the most recent term will show the classes you are currently enrolled in, on your transcript), when to print transcript (ASAP, hold for grades, hold for degree, etc.) and delivery method and Continue 

Review information and Submit Request  

You can also check the status of your request on the Office of the Registrar screen, by clicking on View Status of Transcript Requests 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at 205-726-2911.  

I Do Not Have Portal Access

Alumni and/or students without portal access can request transcripts in person or by submitting a Transcript Request Form to our office. 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 one to two business day estimate.

Complete the transcript request form and fax it to 205-726-2908, or mail it to:

Office of the Registrar
Samford University
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229-7030

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