Requesting a Transcript

Official transcripts can be requested through the EMPOWER Self-Service Portal or by submitting a Transcript Request Form  and mailing or hand-delivering it to:

Registrar’s Office
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Transcript requests can also be made by fax and email with scanned pdf attachment of the signed request (credit card payments only). Be sure to complete and sign the credit card authorization area in its entirety or the request will not be honored.

Please don’t forget to include on the request form where the transcript should be sent. It may take 2 to 3 business days from the date the request is received by the Registrar’s Office to process the transcript request, so be advised to plan for this delay.

Current students and alumni are encouraged to use EMPOWER for transcript requests.  Alumni are granted access to EMPOWER to request official transcripts and to view/print their unofficial transcript. 

Associated Fees

There is a $5.00 fee per copy. If a student would like their transcripts to be mailed overnight; there is a domestic overnight mail fee of $30.00 and an international overnight mail fee of $100.00. Furthermore, payment must accompany the transcript request or the request will not be processed.

Please Note

The student’s signature of release must appear on all transcript request forms. The Transcript Request Form must have a valid signature on the signature line or the request will not be processed.

Transcripts will not be sent out automatically, nor will telephone or email requests be honored.

Unfortunately, transcripts will not be released if there are any outstanding obligations to The Institute of World Politics. Should this be the case, requests will be kept on file for 30 days. If the obligation is not satisfied within that period of time, a new request must be submitted once the obligation is fulfilled.