Transcript Requests

The state of Wisconsin adopted a records retention policy regarding the transcripts of students who attend a postsecondary educational institution that closes. Under this policy, the Educational Approval Board (EAB) may take possession of student records if a school discontinues its operations, or is in imminent danger of discounting its operations, and it is determined by the board that the records are in danger of being destroyed, secreted, mislaid, or otherwise made unavailable to the persons who closes, the records are generally transferred to another school. Because this is not always possible, the EAB has become the custodian of student transcripts and records for a number of closed schools. At the present time, the EAB is the custodian of student records from the following schools:

  • ACME Institute of Technology (Manitowoc & West Allis)
  • Business and Banking Institute
  • Career Academy
  • Career Tech Corporation
  • Madison Business College (approved until declared non-profit))
  • OnIT Consulting
  • Sawyer College of Business
  • Technology Institute of Milwaukee (formerly known as Control Data Institute)
  • United Technical Institute (a division of Career Academy)

Transcript Request Procedure

To obtain an official copy of a student transcript or record, submit a Student Record Request Form (90 KB) / Student Record Request Form (178 KB) or letter providing the name of the school, your name and any other name used at the time the school was attended, last four digits of the social security number, date of birth, current address, and the complete name and address where transcripts/records should be sent. Requests must be made by mail to the following address. No facsimiles or e-mails will be accepted. There is a $10.00 fee for each transcript/record. Checks should be made payable to the Educational Approval Board. Payment must accompany request.

Educational Approval Board
Attention: Blanca James
201 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

The EAB only has student transcripts or records for schools as noted above. The EAB does not have information for students who have attended a University of Wisconsin System school (including former county teacher colleges) or a Wisconsin Technical College System school.

Mount Senario College Transcript Requests:  Records are maintained by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).  Refer to WAICU's website, www.waicu.org/home, for information on transcript request process; or call (608) 256-7761, ext. 221.

If you have questions about requesting a student transcript or a particular closed school, please contact the EAB at (608) 266-1996.

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