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Academic records for Divine Word College - Epworth

As a part of the Divine Word College community and as an extension of the Academic Dean's Office, we are responsible for:

  • carrying out the college policies concerning academic standards and requirements
  • evaluation of transfer credits
  • class scheduling and registration of students
  • preparing and maintaining the academic record of each student enrolled at DWC
  • providing students with services that support the academic life of each student

Our services are based on the following principles: respect, confidentiality, collaboration, support, and accountability. Although our primary constituency is students currently pursuing a degree from DWC, we provide outreach services to prospective and former students and graduates of the college.

Transcript Policy

Student records are protected by the FERPA privacy act. Only the student may request a copy of his/her academic record. Transcripts will not be sent by fax. Transcripts will not be released if you have an outstanding financial obligation with Divine Word College. Contact the Business Office (563-876-3353) if you have questions about your account.

Link to Transcript Request Form


Types of Transcripts

Unofficial: Sent only to the student upon receipt of the Transcript Request Form. Does not bear the college seal or signature. Only one copy sent to the student per request. Usually only sent via email, but can be sent via post office mail.

Official: sent to whomever the student requests. Bears the college seal and signature. Can be sent via secure email or via post office mail.


Printed transcripts are available at a $10 charge for each copy requested.

An E-Transcript is available for $10.

A transcript may be overnighted via Fed Ex for an additional $30.00 fee. The $30 fee is in addition to the standard $10 transcript fee along with all fees associated with the overnight, all fees are the responsibility of the student requesting the document. These fees must be paid in advance of the transcript being released.

Divine Word College accepts payments of cash, check, and major credit cards. Click here for online payment. If you prefer, you may also contract the Registrar's Office directly to complete this transaction at 563-876-3057 ext. 274

Requesting a Transcript

Electronic- A Transcript Request Form can be found on the Registrar page of the website and can be submitted there. The form can also be emailed to the Registrar at registrar@dwci.edu. The registrar will send a confirmation email upon receipt of the form.

Paper- Download the transcript request form (pdf), print, fill out completely, sign, and mail in to the Office of the Registrar, P.O. Box 380, Epworth, IA 52045 with payment. If you prefer you can fax the transcript request to 563-876-3407.

In Person- Request forms are available during regular office hours  7:30-4:00 pm, Monday - Friday.

Delivery Methods

By Mail- Please allow at least 48 hours (2 business days) for processing. Additional processing time may be required at the end of a semester. You must provide us with the mailing address on the transcript request form. Allow 5-7 business days after the document is mailed to be received by the requested party.

E-Transcript- Divine Word College offers an official electronic delivery method by a secure internet connection. The content of your official transcript is then converted into a PDF document and delivered to the email address provided on the request form. Some institutions may additionally request a printed copy, if this is the case, the student requesting the transcript is responsible for additional fees associated with this method.