The Registrar provides students with up-to-date course information, maintains and preserves student academic records and serves as a conduit between students and programs for the communication/enforcement of academic policies in an effective and judicious manner. We provide adequate and equitable space to meet teaching needs and maintain honesty and integrity in the delivery of all services while always ensuring the highest level of quality and service to all Institute constituents. We approve students for graduation and certify graduates for examiners.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions has partnered with Parchment Inc. to order and send your transcript securely. The Institute charges $10.00 per transcript. Parchment Inc. charges additional fees for processing based on the delivery type. Any additional fees will be calculated at the time of your order. Order updates will be emailed to you and your order status and history will be available online using your Parchment account. Text messaging is also available for status notifications.

NOTE: When mailed, transcripts are placed into security envelopes that once sealed, are official, safe and secure and do not require the signature of the Registrar.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions provides the option for both paper (mailed) and secured electronic (PDF) academic transcripts for all students from the following programs:

  • MGH Institute of Health Professions - All Degree/Certificate/Non-Degree Programs
  • MGH School of Nursing
  • Shepard-Gill School of Practical Nursing
  • MGH Adult Nurse Practitioner Program
  • MGH Respiratory Technician Program

Note about electronic transcripts: The Institute has appointed Parchment Inc. as the designated agent for processing and sending official electronic transcripts on behalf of MGH Institute of Health Professions. The electronic transcript that is produced using this service contains the identical information as the printed transcript and can be certified as unaltered by uploading the file to the company’s website that is provided during the delivery process. Parchment Inc. has been granted the authority to deliver all such electronic transcript requests on behalf of MGH Institute of Health Professions and respond to any inquiries regarding the transactions.

Request instructions

Transcript Orders will be processed by Parchment Inc. on a regular basis during regular business hours. Requests should be made well in advance of the date that the transcript will be needed. Transcripts will be sent after a request is received, provided the student has no restrictions to prevent this.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS THAT NEED TO BE ATTACHED TO A TRANSCRIPT REQUEST: If you have a document that requires Institute verification/signatures to be included with your transcript request and delivery, the document must be completed and returned to you BEFORE you submit your transcript request. Be sure to allow ample time for forms to be completed and returned to you for inclusion with your transcript request.

Order Transcript

The first time you request a transcript, you will be required to create a new account within the Parchment system. You will then need to complete a consent form before your order can be processed.

The MGH Institute has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree verifications for all graduates of MGH Institute of Health Professions, the MGH School of Nursing, and the Shepard-Gill School of Practical Nursing.

When contacting the Clearinghouse for Degree Verifications, be sure to include the following information:

  • Student name while in attendance
  • Date of Birth
  • School attended from the list above
  • Degree/Certificate/Diploma
  • Major
  • Year Degree/Certificate/Diploma was awarded

Contact the National Student Clearinghouse:

National Student Clearinghouse

2300 Dulles Station Boulevard, Suite 300

Herndon, VA 20171

Electronic Diplomas are guaranteed to be authentic. They have an embedded value that will change if the electronic diploma has been changed in any way. This validation service is intended for any institution or person who wants to validate that the diploma is authentic and has not been modified.

Start Validation

Additional Student Record Requests

You will be brought to the Parchment ordering site where you can complete your request for diploma replacement.

Access Form


This form is used when changing your legal name as it currently appears on our student information system.

Access Form

For students who have applied to an MGH Institute degree program and completed Online Prerequisites at the Institute.

This option is only available to students who have applied for a degree program at the Institute and took Prerequisites here.

Transcript Request

This form should only be used if you are a current degree/certificate student and wish to request a complete change of degree/certificate program or addition of another degree/certificate program to your currently active program.

Program Addition & Change

Use Change of Specialization/Track form if you are a Nursing or CSD student requesting just a specialization/track change.

Change of Specialization/Track

Use this form if you are withdrawing from the Institute with no plan on returning or if you plan to take a temporary Leave of Absence.

Access Form

Registrar Office Staff

Gretchen Carney

Assistant Registrar for Degree and Certificate Programs Office of Enrollment Services

Anna B Cottrell

Associate Registrar Office of Enrollment Services

James V. Vitagliano

Associate Dean and Registrar Office of Enrollment Services

The Registrar’s Office will:

  • Always contribute to the efficiency of the Office of Enrollment Services to create a positive student experience resulting in engaged alumni and life-long community members.
  • Commit to continuous growth of service opportunities through careful assessment and development of current systems and practices.
  • Remain consistent and judicious in the delivery of Institute Policy while maintaining flexibility and commitment to outstanding service.
  • Be equitable, fair, and collaborative with all Institute constituents to ensure the most effective utilization of Institute resources.
  • Commit to the quality review and preservation of records and data to preserve valuable historical information and perspectives for the Institute.
  • Keep carefully documented workflows to maintain operational safeguards and continued stability.

The Registrar’s Office commits to these core values in all we do:

  • Accountability
  • Accuracy
  • Customer Service
  • Flexibility
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Responsiveness
  • Strong Communication
  • Transparency
  • Unilateral respect and sensitivity