If you are looking for a GED or HiSet transcript please contact DiplomaSender If you are looking for a high school transcript, please contact the local school administrative unit.
When a Maine post-secondary school or college ceases operation, the Maine Department of Education seeks to acquire and preserve the academic records, including student transcripts, of the closed institution. Look for the name of the post-secondary institution you attended in the list to the right and contact the appropriate records location to obtain a copy of your transcript. The Department does not have records from all closed schools.
Official transcripts differ from ordinary copies of your transcript. If you need to have an official transcript sent to a third party, such as a prospective employer, a certification body or another school, be sure to specify that information in your request. The Maine DOE will send an official copy to any address that you specify. It will arrive in an envelope that has been signed on the flap. The transcript itself will bear an embossed stamp of the State Seal as well as the signature of the Department's higher education professional. Transcript requests can take 5 business days or longer depending on the information that is submitted. Transcripts will not be sent until payment is made.
Update 03/17/2020: Due to the current health environment, the process for transcription request may take additional time as access to certain transcripts has been hampered as a result of the temporary closure of a facility used for retrieval. We will do our best to complete requests as quickly as possible. The transcripts which are particularly affected include Bliss College, Central Beauty School, Maine State Academy of Hair Design, Mansfield Beauty, National Academy of Paralegal Studies, Nasson, and Ricker.
If you do not specifically request an "official" transcript, the Maine DOE will send you an unsigned photocopy of your academic record.
Note: If an academic institution or prospective employer has requested an "official" transcript, do not unseal the envelope. Deliver it to the recipient unopened. If the envelope is open, many organizations will no longer consider the document to be official.