The Office of the Registrar will send your transcripts at your request to the common application services (see below for detailed instructions). Those of you enrolled in spring courses should wait until after your spring grades are posted to request that your transcript be sent. However, you should not wait for grades from Summer Sessions as this will put you late in the application process. Wait until the common application service opens for the application cycle you are entering before sending transcripts. For example, AMCAS will start accepting official transcripts on May 1 and not before.
Transcript problems are the most common cause of delay in your application. In order to assure that your transcripts are processed smoothly, you must use the Transcript Release Forms (TRF) that is available to be printed out from the electronic application of each service (AMCAS, AADSAS, AACOMAS and OPTOMCAS each have a version of this form).
Submit the transcript request form to the Registrar's Office and any other post-secondary school that you attended from which you will be required to submit a transcript (refer to the HELP function on the actual application). In most cases, the TRF will print with the address of the Registrar's Office at the specific school, so you don't have to look up the address. The Registrar's Office at UMD requires that along with your TRF, you submit the Official Transcript Request Form, which can be mailed, faxed, or submitted in person. Remember, a transcript is only "official" if it is sent directly from the Office of the Registrar. It cannot come from you (even in a sealed envelope).