Transcripts of your Henry Ford College coursework
What is a Transcript?
The Registration and Records Office at HFC maintains the official, permanent academic record of every student who attends. This record is known as a transcript and is updated as grades are received.
HFC transcripts include all student credit coursework completed at the College, and any transfer credit issued. There are two types of academic college transcripts:
- Official transcripts
- Unofficial (student copy) transcripts
An official transcript is sent directly from HFC to an external organization such as another college or an employer. An official transcript is currently printed on secure paper.
An unofficial transcript, or student copy transcript, is generated by the student, using HFC Self-Service. This is for your personal records. It is usually not a valid version for transferring to other institutions and for employment verification.
Official and unofficial transcripts contain identical information. The difference is technical. Most schools and employers require an official transcript, because it comes directly from Henry Ford College, rather than from you as a student.
In some instances, academic institutions and employers who require former or current students to personally provide a transcript with an admission form or employment application will accept a student copy. An official transcript will probably be required after admission or employment.
How do I request a copy of my HFC Transcript?
If you need an unofficial copy of your transcript for personal use, log into HFC Self-Service and visit Unofficial Transcript.
You will need to enter the contact name and address information of the school/company/organization that you would like the transcript sent to. Check the information carefully to make sure it is accurate, so your request is not delayed. You may select a PDF version or a paper version. The school or organization will tell you which version they prefer, and where to send it.
You will complete the transcript request form and submit the $7.00 transcript fee for each official transcript requested. The transcript fee will need to be paid by credit card. The payment is processed when you request your transcript online. You will have the option to send your transcript by Fed Ex for an additional fee. Please allow 1-2 business days for processing, and additional time for delivery. You must not have a financial balance with HFC or any other holds to have your official transcript(s) released.
You may request an official copy of your transcript for your personal use if you wish, but it is the same information you will find in the unofficial copy you will find in Self-Service (which is always available to you free of charge).
If your records are from a long time ago and are not in the current system, the registrar’s office will be notified and they will update your record which will then allow the transcript to be processed and sent as requested.
How do I know my Official Transcript request was processed?
To check the status of your official transcript request, log into HFC Self-Service and visit Transcript Requests. You will be able to track the status of your transcript request because you will be emailed and texted updates as the transcript goes through the request process.