Transcripts are only issued after receipt of a written request or Transcript Request from the student. Transcript requests, by law, must be signed by the person who attended the course. We do not accept phone requests. All transcripts from The Defense Information School are free. Transcripts are released in accordance with the guidance provided in the Academic Record and Transcript Guide and from the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

All requests for transcripts will be processed in a timely manner. The process can take approximately four to six weeks. Please understand that we do not rush-process any request. In fairness to all, we fill transcript requests in the order we receive them. Please plan ahead. Transcripts are sent first class U.S. mail. 


The following information is required in order to process the transcript:

  • Your full name and/or maiden name
  • Your birth date
  • Your social security number
  • Your approximate date of attendance (if known)
  • The educational institution name and address of where you would like your transcripts to be sent
  • A phone number or address where you can be reached for any questions.
  • Your printed name and signature

There are two types of transcripts you may request, 'Official' and 'Unofficial'.

Official Transcripts

Transcripts sent from the Defense Information School (DINFOS) to a college are con­sidered to be official. Most colleges and universities do not accept transcripts issued to the student.

No partial transcripts will be issued.

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, records may not be released to a third party without prior written authorization of the student with a notarized signature.

Only official transcripts will be sent to universities/colleges/service education offices.

Unofficial Transcripts

Requester may ask for a file copy to be sent to their home or business address.

A file copy is not an official copy. 

With each request, an unofficial copy is sent to the requestor.

The unofficial transcripts are stamped as a student copy

Transcript Assistance

If you have additional questions or need further assistance, please contact the Registrar:



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Academic Records Branch
Defense Information School
6500 Mapes Rd.
Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755-5620