Student Records and Transcripts
The Student Records team provides transcripts, education verifications and duplicate diplomas to former students. Transcripts and education verifications are often requested to pursue higher education, employment opportunities and to establish personal identification.
Where Do I Request My Record?
The District manages records requests for the class of 2018 through the class of 1960. In accordance with the Michigan Department of Education guidelines, the District archives records for 60 years (records after 1960 are not available for fulfillment).
Active Students/Recent Graduates
If you are looking to submit a record request for the class of 2019 or later (including out-of-district transfer requests), please visit the District's Parchment Storefront page. The service makes access to records faster and easier.
To submit an online request, please use our online portal by clicking one of the links below. You must upload an acceptable form of identification to our secure site at the time of submission.
If you are looking to request a GED record, visit the GED website.
Records Request Type
Education, employment, proof of identification
Acceptable Forms of Identification
When submitting your request online, you must upload a clear copy of your current identification to obtain a copy of your student records. The following documents are accepted:
- Driver's License
- State I.D.
- Birth Certificate
- Court Documents
- Utility Bills
- Medical Records
- Insurance Documents
- Mail with Identifying Names and Addresses
Walk Up Center
Our walk-up center is currently closed. In person records requests are not accepted at the Frederick Douglas Academy location and office staff are unable to assist you with your request. If you are unable to submit your request online via the links above, you may mail in your records request with a copy of an acceptable form of identification. If you need assistance, you may contact the Customer Care team at 313-240-4377. We are not servicing customers face to face at this time.
We DO NOT service customers at this location
Detroit Public Schools Community District
Student Records & Transcripts
1425 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207-1020
We are dedicated to fulfilling your request as quickly as possible, however, due to the number of records we store in our repositories, records requests may take time to fill.
Graduation/ Last Date of Attendance
10 business days
10-15 business days
10-20 business days
Adult Ed Records
10-20 business days
We do not process records on weekends, holidays and during District periods of closure. Please allow an additional 14 days for mail requests.
How Do I Check the Status of My Request?
If the processing timelines has been exceeded and you have not received your records request, you may inquire on the status in the following ways:
- Contact our Customer Care & IT Support team Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. at (313) 240-4377. This team can provide you with status updates and manages escalations.
- Contact the Student Records team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response within two business days.