Transcript Requests and Registrar’s Office

Northwood University has partnered with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) to provide online ordering of Northwood University transcripts. NSC makes ordering a transcript easy, secure, more convenient, and can be done 24/7.


Please contact the Registrar’s Office by phone at (989) 837-4215 or email

Important Transcript Information

Requesting a transcript

The National Student Clearinghouse transcript request is the only method in which a transcript may be requested. Northwood University does not accept transcript requests via fax, email or phone.

To request your transcript, please follow these steps:

  1. Visit NSC’s Transcript Order Webpage

  2. Type “Northwood University” into the field marked “Enter the school you want to request your transcript from”

  3. Click “continue”

  4. Enter your personal information as prompted (you may use your Social Security Number or your Northwood Student ID Number)

  5. Finalize and confirm your order (specify where your transcript should be sent, and pay the processing fee)

Holds on your account

If you have a hold on your account, please finish the order by accepting the hold and continuing on to the payment screen. Once the order is completed the Registrar’s Office will contact you about the account hold.

Mail transcript

A transcript being mailed through the United States Postal Service could take up to two to three days’ processing time before mailing.

Electronic transcript

A transcript requested electronically is typically received the same day it is ordered.

Note that the link to the electronic transcript does expire after 30 days.

Returning to Northwood

If you previously attended or graduated from Northwood there is no need to submit a request to send a transcript from Northwood University.

Official and Unofficial Transcripts

Official transcript: Sent by Northwood or by NSC (on behalf of Northwood University) directly to a receiving party (e.g. employer, university). Official transcripts cannot be sent to the student.

Unofficial transcript: Sent by NSC on behalf of Northwood University to a student or the individual requestor named on the transcript and not to a receiving party.

Tracking Transcript Order

Once the order is complete, NSC will send a confirmation email. You can also track your transcript order by providing your email address and order number.