This archived article was written by: Seth Richards
Waiting a weekend to get the transcript or student registration verification is now passé at Utah State University-Eastern with the advent of Clearinghouse, an online organization that makes official transcripts and enrollment verification accessible at any time.
While unofficial transcripts are available to students through their USU Access accounts online, the official transcripts, required for transferring schools, acquiring jobs, and a plethora of other uses, cost five dollars per copy through the Records and registration office. The same transcripts are available for $1.75 per copy through Clearinghouse plus $20 in fees for expedited delivery within the United States or $43 for overnight delivery internationally. All Clearinghouse fees must be paid by credit card. Paper transcripts are still available through the Records and Registration office.
The site offers free printable proof of academic registration for insurance purposes and convincing a wealthy relative to send financial relief.
Clearinghouse can also access loan information and deferments on loans for anyone still enrolled in Utah State University and its extension campuses.
To access records at studentclearinghouse.org, The Clearinghouse requires a student’s A-number, password, birth date, email address, phone number, and the information of the organization to which the student would like their information sent.
Jan Young, director of academic records and registration at USU Eastern says of Clearinghouse, “I just think it’s a really nice feature for people. They don’t have to worry about faxing or coming into our office or giving their credit card information to the cashier. They can do it 24/7 online. It also is a good feature for former students that live outside the area and don’t have access to USU Access.”
Students are advised to learn whether or not the organization to which they are sending their transcripts will accept the unofficial transcript available for free online through USU Access.