This article discusses the differences between official and unofficial transcripts and their use.
What is an Unofficial Transcript?
An unofficial transcript contains information about a student’s academic records and credits. This includes academic advisors, transfer credits, and a list of courses taken sorted chronologically with the grade and point totals.
Unofficial transcripts are used for self-reference only.
An official transcript contains all of the same information of an unofficial transcript as well as the insignia of the University and its official seal. The main difference between official and unofficial transcripts is that official transcripts are sent directly to the recipient or to the student in a sealed envelope or as a secure PDF by email.
Official transcripts are needed exclusively for proof of academic record.
In the middle of the page there is a section called Grades & Transcripts
Click Official Transcripts
If you have your Internet ID (x.500), choose Yes. Then Log in and follow the instructions
If you do not have your Internet ID (x.500), choose No, then follow the instructions for retrieving your transcripts.
If you do not have an active x500 internet ID or this article does not answer your questions, please contact the Technology Helpline for questions regarding accessing the unofficial or official transcript pages on onestop.umn.edu.