An official transcript is the reproduction of a complete, unabridged permanent academic record validated with the university seal,facsimile signature of the registrar, and date of issue. A key to the transcript is included, which contains a full statement of pertinent definitions.

Transcripts are not released when there is indebtedness to the university.

Both former undergraduate and graduate students may obtain a transcript through a variety of ways for their convenience.

* Via student SOAR account - Self Service, Student Center, Official transcript (for currently active students only)

* Via the web -

NOTICE:  Southern Miss Alumni applying to Southern Miss Graduate School DO NOT need to request a transcript via Transcripts Plus (  Contact the Graduate School for transcript processing.  Graduate students proceeding through Transcripts Plus will be charged and the amount incurred is NON-REFUNDABLE.

If you have questions regarding your transcript order you may contact Credentials Inc. Customer Service Information:

If you require assistance, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-847-716-3005.
If you are calling about an existing order, please have your 9-character Order Number available when you call.

Our Customer Service hours of operation are:

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST/CDT Monday - Thursday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST/CDT Friday

Our General Mailing Address is:

Credentials Inc.
436 W. Frontage Rd, Ste 200
Northfield, IL 60093

Transcript Authorization forms should be faxed to:

The Fax Number in the upper right corner of the form

The Mailing Address for Transcript Authorization forms is:

The Name/Address shown in the upper left corner of the form


Transcript:  $6.00 per transcript (Non-refundable) - additional delivery charges may apply. See options below.
            Mailed, In person, E-mail

FedEx overnight charge:  $20.00 (within the United States)  - PLUS $6 per transcript charge.

* FedEx orders containing attachments are subject to longer processing times therefore your transcript may take longer to deliver.

Students needing overnight delivery must submit the transcript request by 12:00 pm in order for the request to be processed the same day. All requests received after 12:00 pm will be processed the following day. Requests made on Friday will be delivered the following Monday. We do not offer Saturday delivery. FedEx transcripts cannot be delivered to PO boxes.

In an effort to provide records more securely and protect the privacy of our students’ records, the Registrar’s office will send Official transcripts via a secure electronic server in lieu of fax transcripts. Electronic transcript requests submitted prior to noon weekdays will be delivered electronically on the same day during normal processing periods.

Electronic: Transcripts can be emailed via Transcripts Plus to individuals, companies, or institutions. Electronic transcripts are normally sent out twice each day. Requests received by 12:00 pm CST will be sent the same day.  Transcripts sent to network member institutions are considered official. Students are responsible for verifying transcripts emailed to NON-member institutions will be accepted. Forwarded electronic transcripts can NOT be authenticated by USM or Transcripts Plus.

Transcripts sent by US mail directly to institutions and/or businesses are sent as 'Official' transcripts. Students are responsible for ensuring the receiver will accept 'Issued to Student' transcripts provided in sealed envelopes.

Visa, Mastercard, check, money order



Students who need confirmation of Continuing Education Units (CEU credits) may request a CEU transcript by contacting the Regional Service Center.

Regional Service Center
118 College Drive #5156
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
Phone (601) 266-4186 or (601) 266-6777



If you have difficulty in accessing any portion of this Web site using adaptive technology or because of a disability, please contact the Registrar's Office at 601-266-5006.