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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 a financial hold on student account.


Requesting a Transcript

  • Currently Active Students: Via student SOAR account - Student Homepage > Grades and Transcripts > Official Transcript 
  • Former or Inactive Students: Via the web at


Southern Miss Alumni Graduate Applicants

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 fee is NON-REFUNDABLE.


Questions About Transcript Processing?

If you have questions regarding your transcript order you may contact the Credentials Inc. Customer Service Department.

If you are calling about an existing order, please have your 9-character Order Number available when you call.


Credentials Inc. Customer Service



Hours of Operation 

Mon–Thu  7 a.m. – 8 p.m. CST/CDT 

Fri  7 a.m. – 6 p.m. CST/CDT 

Mailing Address

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:  $8.00 per transcript (non-refundable), payable by Visa, Mastercard, check, or money order.  Additional delivery charges may apply. See options below.  


Delivery Options

  • FedEx

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 Delivery (E-mail)

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.


  • U.S. Mail

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.


Southern Miss Continuing Education Transcripts

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


Request for Transcripts of Southern Miss Continuing Education Units


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