Frequently Asked Questions

How do I request an official transcript?

Review the transcripts guide and follow the instructions to request an official transcript.

If you are a current student you will be prompted to log into your Student Portal.

If you are a former student you can no longer use your Alma email to log in. You will need to use an alternate email address to log in or create an account.

How can I add an attachment (cover sheet, application, additional information, etc.) to my official transcript?

After you have logged in or registered for an account through Parchment, you will have the option to upload attachments during Step 3 of the ordering process.


What if I only need an unofficial transcript or would just like to view my grades?

If you are a former student and no longer have access to your previous student profile, you will be required to request an official transcript.

If you are a current student, you can view or print an unofficial transcript/grade report through your Alma student portal.


How do I request an enrollment verification?

Login to your Inside Alma Portal and click on Academic Resources in the menu on the left side of the page. Click on the Enrollment Verification tab.

Please note that enrollment verification information for the current term will not be available until after the 10th day of the term.


How can I plan my degree and schedule my courses?

View this guide to plan your degree and schedule courses.

How do I request transfer credit?

You will need to complete the electronic Transfer Credit Approval form found within the My Forms area of your Inside Alma portal, so we can evaluate each course for your specifically.

Next, contact the college you will be taking the course at and follow their procedures for Admission & Registration.

Once the course has been successfully completed, Alma College will need an Official Transcript sent directly from the college the course was taken to our Registrar’s Office.

Only courses graded with a C or better will transfer into Alma. Refer to your Major department to determine if a grade higher than C is required for this particular course.

Quick Tips

Manage My Waitlist

If you add the course to your waitlist, when a space opens up, you will be notified by email and registered for the class as long as the class fits into their schedule. If the class does not fit into your schedule, the Registrar’s Office will send you an email with a deadline to respond with your requested schedule adjustments to accommodate the course or be removed from the waitlist. If no response is received by the deadline, you will be removed from the waitlist and the next student in line would be contacted.

Waitlist ranking is based upon time and date of request, with the first request in first position. Please note: A small number of courses do not use the waitlist function – instructor permission would be necessary to add these courses once they are full.

Registration Trouble Shooting

If you are unable to register for courses, here are a few things to check:

  1. Are you trying to registering on the correct day? Credits earned only count credits which are complete and final on your transcript. Credits for courses in progress do not count in this calculation.
  2. Are there any restrictions (advising holds, business office holds, etc.) on your account? Contact your advisor or the appropriate office to release their hold.
  3. While the system will perform a preliminary check of prerequisites and other course eligibility requirements, it is your responsibility to review the catalog and assure that all requirements have been met. If, after registration, it is determined that you do not meet a requirement, you will be dropped from the class.