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Closed Postsecondary School Transcripts

The Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) is the repository for academic records of postsecondary institutions in the District of Columbia that go out of business and make no other arrangements for maintaining the records. Transcripts are certified copies of records as they appeared in the Office of the Registrar upon the school’s closing.  

Official copies bear the seal of the Commission and are issued only to institutions (i.e. schools, employers). Transcripts that are issued directly to students are considered unofficial copies.

To request a copy of your transcript, complete the Closed Postsecondary School Transcript Request Form and return with payment and a copy of valid photo ID to the Higher Education Licensure Commission, 810 First St. NE, Second Floor Washington, DC 20002. Transcripts are $10 each. Check or money order should be made payable to the DC Treasurer. No cash payments. Please allow 30 days for the processing of transcript requests.

NOTE: The HELC does not maintain student records for high schools that operate(d) in the District. To request transcripts from high schools, please contact the District of Columbia Public Schools Records Management Center at https://dcps.dc.gov/service/request-transcripts-and-diplomas or call (202) 576-7756. To request transcripts from closed public charter schools please contact the DC Public Charter School Board at (202) 328-2660 or email Angela Randolph at [email protected].

Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-6436
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Office Hours: 
Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.