Diplomas and Transcripts


WISR alumni may request an official diploma, suitable for framing and public display, done in fine calligraphy for a $50 fee. The student submits to WISR the exact wording and spelling of their name as it is to appear on the diploma. 

The diploma shows the degree earned, and the date it was awarded, and it is signed by Chair of WISR’s Board, and by WISR’s Chief Academic Officer.


Former WISR students may request official transcripts by sending $25 for each transcript requested, and by indicating the person/organization (and their address) to whom the transcript should be sent. Such requests must be made in writing and sent with a $25 check made out to WISR. Once we receive the request, the official transcript(s) is (are) produced, and then typically mailed within several days, and in any case, within a week.

Students have responsibility for helping to write their narrative transcript, in collaboration with, and with guidance from, WISR’s President and their core faculty advisor.  Each student’s transcript includes the names and descriptions of the courses for which they have received credit, as well as brief,

additional descriptions of the specific projects and specializations they pursued during their coursework and theses.  In writing these descriptions, students and faculty work together to achieve clarity and accuracy.

In addition, since 1975, WISR has held and distributed transcripts for approximately 90% of the students who graduated from University Without Walls-Berkeley, prior to its dissolution in 1975. As a service to UWW-Berkeley students, WISR provides these transcripts for a $25/transcript fee (as with our own students). Unfortunately, there are a small number of UWW-Berkeley students for whom we were never given transcripts. UWW-Berkeley students may inquire as to whether or not we have their transcript on file, before submitting the $25 fee.


Anyone wanting to speak with someone at WISR regarding diplomas, student records or transcripts is encouraged to call us at (510) 655-2830 (vm) or e-mail at mail@wisr.edu. 

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