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Official Transcripts (Official Academic Record)

Academics and Research



Authority: Provost

Purpose: This policy identifies the official transcript as the permanent academic record and includes procedures for a student to request a transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

Applies to: Students

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible Executive: Associate Vice President for Enrollment

Responsible Administrator: Registrar

Responsible Office: Registrar's Office

Policy Contact: Registrar's Office, 303-556-3991

Policy Statement

The official transcript is a certified copy of the student’s permanent academic record. It contains the official signature of the Registrar and the official seal of the University. Transcripts will be withheld due to indebtedness to the University or for other appropriate reasons. Students from other institutions taking MSU Denver courses under interinstitutional registration programs must request transcripts from their home institution.

Falsified Transcripts and Diplomas

Altering, modifying, tampering with, or in any way falsifying an official Metropolitan State University of Denver transcript or diploma is a crime. The University has implemented multiple measures to detect such conduct. To protect the integrity and value of an MSU Denver degree, the Attorney General will vigorously prosecute, through the criminal justice system, those who commit these crimes.

In addition, students found responsible for falsifying an official MSU Denver transcript or diploma will face a University judicial hearing and appropriate sanctions may be imposed, including suspension, dismissal, and loss of credit, which could affect the student’s permanent record.


Students may order transcripts from the Office of the Registar by logging in to the student portal.

Policy History



Source: University Catalog,

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