Transcript Requests

The state of Wisconsin adopted a records retention policy regarding the transcripts of students who attend a postsecondary educational institution that closes. Under this policy, the Educational Approval Program (EAP) may take possession of student records if a school discontinues its operations, or is in imminent danger of discounting its operations, and it is determined by the board that the records are in danger of being destroyed, secreted, mislaid, or otherwise made unavailable to the persons who closes, the records are generally transferred to another school. Because this is not always possible, the EAP has become the custodian of student transcripts and records for a number of closed schools. At the present time, the EAP is the custodian of student records from the following schools:

  • ACME Institute of Technology (Manitowoc and West Allis)
  • Brensten Education, Inc. [See the important note below.]
  • Business and Banking Institute
  • Career Academy
  • Career Tech Corporation
  • Control Data Institute (aka Technology Institute of Milwaukee)
  • Madison Business College (approved until declared non-profit))
  • Control Data Institute (later known as Technology Institute of Milwaukee)
  • OnIT Consulting
  • Saint Croix Center for the Healing Arts
  • Sawyer College of Business
  • Technology Institute of Milwaukee (formerly known as Control Data Institute)
  • TechSkills,  LLC
  • United Technical Institute (a division of Career Academy)
  • Wisconsin Institute of Natural Wellness

Important Note: For students affected by the closure of Brensten Education, fees for the first transcript request will be waived.

Transcript Request Procedure

To obtain an official copy of a student transcript or record, submit a Student Record Request Form (286 KB) or letter providing the name of the school, your name and any other name used at the time the school was attended, last four digits of the social security number, date of birth, current address, and the complete name and address where transcripts/records should be sent. Requests must be made by mail to the following address. No facsimiles or e-mails will be accepted. There is a $10.00 fee for each transcript/record. Checks should be made payable to the Educational Approval Program. Payment must accompany request.

Educational Approval Program - Department of Safety and Professional Services
Attention: Transcript Requests
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53703

The EAP only has student transcripts or records for schools as noted above. The EAP does not have information for students who have attended a University of Wisconsin System school (including former county teacher colleges) or a Wisconsin Technical College System school.

Mount Senario College Transcript Requests:  Records are maintained by the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU).  Refer to WAICU's website,, for information on transcript request process; or call (608) 256-7761, ext. 221.

If you have questions about requesting a student transcript or a particular closed school, please contact the EAP at (608) 266-1996.

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