Academic Records and Transcripts

The Academic Record is that internal document or electronic image maintained by the Office of the Registrar that reflects the unabridged academic history of the student at the institution. It is a chronological listing of the student’s total quantitative and qualitative learning experiences and achievements and may include any information pertinent to the evaluation thereof.

Institute student records are in the permanent custody of the Lamar University Records Office. Transcripts of academic records may be secured by an individual personally or will be released on the student’s written authorization. The Records Office maintains records for Lamar Institute of Technology.

Students who owe debts to the Institute or who have not met entrance requirements may have their official transcripts withheld until the debt is paid.

Chapter 675, acts of the 61st Legislature, 1969 regular Session, provides that no person may buy, sell, create, duplicate, alter, give or obtain a diploma, certificate, academic record, certificate of enrollment or other instrument which purports to signify merit or achievement conferred by an institution of education in this state with the intent to use fraudulently such a document or to allow the fraudulent use of such document.

A person who violates this act or who aids another in violating this act is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, can be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 and/or confinement in the county jail for a period not to exceed one year.