With proper identification, a student may purchase an official transcript for $20 a copy in person; by mail, e-mail, or fax; or online. The transcript includes the academic record accumulated at the University of Texas at Austin and lists coursework by semester, including dates of attendance, degrees earned, university honors, transferred work, and scholastic status. Unofficial copies of transcripts from other institutions may be furnished by the registrar's office for a fee of $20. A transcript is a comprehensive record of an individual’s academic progress at the University. The contents of an official transcript are listed in 9–400 of the Institutional Rules. No partial or incomplete record (such as a record with grades of F omitted) will be issued. A student who owes a debt to the University may be unable to obtain an official transcript until the debt is paid. Additional information about requesting a transcript is published by the registrar’s office.

Texas law provides criminal penalties for forgery of a transcript or similar document.

The registrar’s office also provides official enrollment certifications to students and others for health insurance, loan deferment, and other reasons. A $5 charge is assessed for on-demand emergency certifications.