taking care of your records
The Registrar's Office provides accurate academic records and policy services to faculty, staff, students, alumni, administration, and external constituencies.
Students should visit the WMU-Cooley Portal under the Registrar's Page for information about:
- Address Changes
DUE TO MICHIGAN GOVERNOR WHITMER'S EXECUTIVE ORDER TO STAY-AT-HOME, THE REGISTRAR'S OFFICE IS UNABLE TO PROCESS SOME CLEARINGHOUSE ORDERS UNTIL APRIL 14. WE ARE ABLE TO PROCESS MOST ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPT AND ELECTRONIC LETTERS OF GOOD STANDING ORDERS, AND WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROCESSING YOUR ELECTRONIC DELIVERY ORDERS IN A TIMELY MANNER (5-7 BUSINESS DAYS). IF YOU REQUIRE A HARD COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPT OR LETTER OF GOOD STANDING TO BE MAILED, WE ARE UNABLE TO PROCESS THOSE ORDERS UNTIL APRIL 14, 2020 OR LATER. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE AND APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME.
- Transcripts sent to the state bar authorities are free of charge.
- Send your request to [email protected].
- Do not request transcripts for state bar authorities through the National Student Clearinghouse.
- A Release of Information Form or a student's written permission to release information to a state bar is necessary.
Transcripts and Letters of Good Standing
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to process all requests for transcripts and letters of good standing. You may order transcripts using any major credit card or debit card. Your card will only be charged after your order is completed.
Ordering Official Transcripts and Letters of Good Standing
- Login to National Student Clearinghouse secure site
- Click on order transcript, find Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, and read instructions.
- The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees. You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session.
- If you are requesting a letter of good standing, you must use the 'Enter other required instructions only' field under Delivery Information to designate the order. Please write letter of good standing and include the mailing address and delivery instructions.
- Letters of good standing cannot be sent to LSAC or to the student directly. They must be sent directly to an educational institution.
- LSAC does not accept electronic transcripts.
- Transcripts and letters of good standing are two separate documents and each require an order. In the 'Enter other required instructions only' field, note "transcript only" or "letter of good standing only."
- First-class mail = $7.50 ($5.00 per copy + $2.50 transaction fee).
- Express/overnight mail delivery available at additional fee of $40.
- Electronic transcript delivery = $9.25 ($5.00 per copy + $1.75 per document electronic delivery fee + $2.50 transaction fee).
- The $2.50 online processing fee is charged per transaction. If ordering multiple copies of transcripts, the fee is only charged once per order.
More information about ordering through the National Student Clearinghouse
- You can track the order status and order history online.
- Transcripts released to students will be official, but will be stamped “Issued to Student.”
- Graduates are sent a complimentary copy of their official transcript after graduation. It will be stamped “Issued to Student.”
- Undergraduate transcripts and LSAT/LSDAS Reports will not be released from a students’ file.
- If you select Electronic Delivery, please note that the Clearinghouse will only maintain the PDF on their server for 30 days. If your PDF expires, you will need to order another transcript.
Contact the Registrar
Email: [email protected]
Toll Free: (800) 874-3511 (option 3)
Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Send all information and requests to:
Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
300 S. Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
Phone: (517) 371-5140
Fax: (517) 334-5716