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Northwest Missouri State University


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Requesting an Official Northwest Transcript

Request a Printed Transcript through CatPAWS

Official printed transcripts can be requested online through the Secure Area of your 'CatPAWS account by current students and former students who attended since 1988.

You will need your User ID (Student 919#) and PIN. Transcripts cost $5.00 each. Transcript fees must be paid when you request a transcript online. Payment must be made by credit card or online check via a secure payment site.

Accessing the Online Request Form

  1. Visit 'CatPAWS and log into the 'Secure Area' with your User ID (Student 919#) and PIN.
  2. Click on the 'Student' tab.
  3. Select 'Student Records'.
  4. Select 'Request Printed/Official Transcript'.

If you do not know your User ID (Student 919#) and/or PIN, visit 'CatPAWS and select 'Forgot your User ID (919#)'. Your login information will be promptly e-mailed to you.

A HOLD on your record prevents the release of transcripts. Transcripts are not issued to individuals who have Past Due financial obligations, Assessment Holds or an incomplete Admissions file.

Normal processing time is 1-2 working days. Allow time for receipt by mail. Please allow additional time during peak periods at the beginning and end of a trimester as well as during the Holiday Season in mid-December through mid-January.

Request an Electronic PDF Transcript

Official Northwest electronic transcripts (PDF format) can be requested online through the National Student Clearinghouse website.

Electronic transcripts can be ordered via the Web 24/7 through the Clearinghouse secure site.

  • You can place as many orders as you like in one session using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed.
  • Order updates are available via mobile text message and will also be emailed to you.
  • You can also track your order online using your email address and order number.
  • Your signed consent will be required to fulfill your transcript order. For your convenience, a consent form will be generated for your order that you can return via fax, mail, or as a scanned email attachment.

Important Notes

  • A HOLD on your record prevents the release of transcripts. Transcripts are not issued to individuals who have Past Due financial obligations, Assessment Holds, or an incomplete Admissions file.  You will receive an email from the National Student Clearinghouse if you have a hold on your account.  Your credit card will not be charged, and your order will be canceled.  Once you have cleared your hold, please resubmit your transcript request.
  • Normal processing time is 1-2 working days. Please allow additional time during peak periods at the beginning and end of a trimester as well as during the Holiday Season in mid-December through mid-January.

Request a Transcript by Mail or Fax

  • Any student may submit an official transcript request in writing.
  • If you last attended before 1988, you will not be able use the Online Transcript Request. You must submit a written request.

Types of Written Requests

Important Notes

  • Please verify that a faxed transcript will be accepted as official before submitting the request. If a paper copy is required, you must submit a separate request.
  • All written requests must include a complete mailing address.
    • If an incorrect address is provided, the student will be responsible for ordering a new transcript.
  • Requests for transcripts cannot be made by e-mail or by phone.
  • A HOLD on your record prevents the release of transcripts.
    • Transcripts are not issued to individuals who have Past Due financial obligations, Assessment Holds or an incomplete Admissions file.
  • Normal processing time is 1-2 working days. Allow time for receipt by mail. Please allow additional time during peak periods at the beginning and end of a trimester as well as during the Holiday Season in mid-December through mid-January.

Requesting Housed Transcripts for Other Schools

Northwest is the repository for the transcript records for two other schools, which are no longer in operation.

Tarkio College

Transcript requests for this school may only be sent by mail or fax and payment must be included with the request.

Platt College/Northwest Missouri Community College

Transcript requests for this school may only be sent by mail or fax and payment must be included with the request.

 

If you have questions about requesting an official transcript or
the status of your transcript request, please contact our office

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Office of the Registrar
Northwest Missouri State University
800 University Drive
Administration Building, Room 207
Maryville, MO 64468
Phone: 660.562.1596