1824 Barnwell Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
Contact Information
Phone: 803-734-8322
Fax: 803-734-8325
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm

Records Requests

General Information

The South Carolina Public Charter School District (PCSD) offers a secure process for students and corporations to request student records online.

Per District policy and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), student records are only available to those who have authorization from the student or, if the student is less than 18 years of age, from the parent/legal guardian. If the student is 18 years of age or older, school records will not be released without the student’s written consent.

Student record requests are organizaed into four categories:

  • Student Record Requests
  • Diploma Requests
  • Education Verification

Table of Contents

Diploma Requests

All duplicate high school diplomas, GED diplomas, and GED transcript requests are processed by the High School Equivalency and Replacement Diploma Office of the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE).

Student Records Requests

Student Record Requests must be fulfilled through the school the student last attended. 

If that school is no longer open the Student Records Request form can be submitted to the district office. 

If records are being requested for a student from a school no longer operating with the South Carolina Public Charter School District and instead another South Carolina charter school authorizer, that authorizer will need to be contacted.

Requests are processed in the order they are received. Please allow 7‐10 business days upon receipt for the request to be processed. This processing time may be shorter or longer depending on the volume of requests. Phone, mail and fax requests will not be accepted instead please use this form.

Education Verification

Education verification refers to the process of confirming the authenticity of a student’s educational background. This typically involves verifying the institutions attended, degrees or certifications obtained, dates of attendance, and other relevant academic details. Employers, licensing bodies, or other educational institutions can request education verification to ensure an individual’s credentials are valid and genuine. Please note that third parties will be required to submit a student release form as part of the verification process.