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.
To request a copy of your transcript, you will need to provide the following information: name of the institution, your valid email address, DOB, SSN, copy of valid photo ID, and address of recipient(s). Transcripts are $10 each. Once the transcript is available you will receive an email with payment instructions. Please allow 30 days for the processing of transcript requests.
Before starting this request please ensure that your institution is listed here. If the institution is not listed, the HELC does not maintain those records.
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].