Transcripts and Transfer Evaluations

Requesting a Transcript from Western

Order your transcripts online through the National Student Clearinghouse. Requests submitted will be received for processing on the next business day. Please allow 2-3 business days for processing. Expedited transcript requests must be received by 12:00 noon (MST) for same day processing.

** Western now offers electronic official transcripts! Please continue to the National Student Clearinghouse order page and select "PDF" transmission option. You or your recipient will automatically receive your official transcript shortly after ordering.**

Current Students may login to their student account to order or display their transcript.
To order a transcript:
  • Login to your MyWestern account
  • Select Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Select Student Records
  • Select Academic Transcript
  • Order Transcript

Current Western students can print an unofficial transcript from his/her student account.

Former Students and Alumni:
  • Go to
  • Follow the online instructions and submit payment information. Payment must be made by credit/debit card.

If you do not have a credit/debit card to electronically submit a request, please contact the Office of the Registrar directly.

  • 6.00 for a transcript picked up in 300 Taylor Hall or mailed through the Postal Service
  • $32.00 for a rush transcript that will be sent overnight delivery. This fee includes the transcript price, a rush processing fee and the delivery charge.
Please Note:
  • All student accounts with financial holds must be cleared before your transcript request can be processed.
  • Orders not fulfilled within 30 days are automatically canceled.  Keep this in mind when pre-ordering transcripts.
  • Western will not send transcripts via email.
  • Transcript fees are non-refundable.
  • All processing times listed depend upon receipt of consent form.  Please be sure to allow time for processing and mailing.

Transfer Courses

College-level academic courses with grades of C- or better, completed at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting agency, are generally accepted. Western accepts up to 90 credits, combined total, from accredited institutions, military credit, AP, IB, and CLEP exam. Use the Transfer Course Lookup page to see how your credits from another school may transfer to Western. Additional information regarding transfer policies may be found in the Transfer Policies and Admissions Policies sections of the University Catalog.

Questions regarding how transfer credit is applied to Western course equivalents may be directed to the Office of the Registrar, or 970-943-7012.  Course equivalency disputes may be handled through processes defined by institutional Academic Due Process. Furthermore, if a dispute cannot be resolved internally, students are at liberty to file a formal complaint with the Colorado Department of Higher Education at:

Transferring Grades

Western does NOT transfer grades as part of your academic record, only credit.  Your grade point average will be calculated solely based on your performance in classes taken at Western.

Transferring from Colorado Schools

Western participates in Colorado’s gtPathways Program.  For students transferring from another Colorado institution, gtPathways guarantees the transfer of statewide approved transfer courses and offer specific benefits for those completing an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree.   Click gtPathways Program for more information.

Western has also developed Transfer Guides which can help guide course selection at Colorado community colleges.

AP (Advanced Placement), CLEP and IB (International Baccalaureate) Credit

Western recognizes that many students have challenged themselves in the Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs.  Credit can be earned for AP exams, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program.  Official score reports must be submitted for consideration from AP and CLEP.  An official transcript must be submitted for consideration for IB credit.

The following links provide specific equivalencies for individual tests.  A minimum score of 3 is required for credit to be granted for most Advanced Placement tests (some require a minimum of 4).  Western will grant International Baccalaureate credit for tests with a score of 4 or better.  Western will award a maximum of 18 credits for CLEP exams.