Transcripts now available online for Darlington County School District alumni

Transcripts now available online for Darlington County School District alumni
Posted on 03/17/2017
TranscriptsDARLINGTON, S.C. – For the first time, alumni of the Darlington County School District can request their high school transcripts online, considerably shortening the time usually required to receive an official copy.

The school district’s Human Resources Department recently brought the service online, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jane Hursey, director of the department, said the district is thrilled.

“We are excited to be able to offer our former students a more convenient and expedient access to their transcripts,” she said. “We believe this service will be particularly beneficial to those graduates who now live out of state.”

Transcripts available online include those from at least three school years prior, currently 2013 or before. Student records are maintained at the school level for three years following graduation. After the third year, records are archived at the district.

Former students who wish to submit written requests to the district office may, of course, continue to do so.

To submit a transcript request online, former students can visit the district’s website at www.darlington.k12.sc.us. Under the “Quick Links” selection on the home page, choose “Alumni Transcript Request.” Students will then be directed to a new website, “Need My Transcript,” to begin the request. Third-party companies requesting transcripts on behalf of former students, or a student who prefers, may visit the website directly at www.needmytranscript.com.

The website will require that a photo of a driver’s license or state identification card be uploaded in order to verify identity. The cost is $7 for former students and $15 for third parties.

The district will receive the request immediately and asks for 7-10 days to retrieve and deliver the transcript, though it typically will not take that long.

“We are required by law to archive 75 years of student records,” Hursey said. “It is a tremendous responsibility, but it is also a privilege to serve our students.”