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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey

Postsecondary Private Career Schools

Private Career School Students

Student Records

If your school is no longer in operation and you need a copy of your records or transcript, you can request them from the LWD by printing and completing the Adult Private Career Student Transcript Request Form.
New Jersey Administrative Code does not require PCS to turn student records over to the state upon closure of the school. While it is requested that schools either name a custodian of records or maintain student records, in many instances no information is available. However, we will search our files and provide you with whatever information is available.

Please note, LWD will not have a copy of your records if:

  • You attended a school that is still in operation. (You must contact that school, even if it has changed location.);
  • You attended a degree granting college or university that closed. (If the college or university was located in New Jersey, visit the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education for the location of the records.);
  • You attended a school outside of New Jersey which subsequently closed. (You must contact that state's education department for advice on retrieving records.);
  • You attended a school that closed more than ten years ago;
  • You attended a secondary or elementary school that closed. (Contact the local school district to determine the location of the records.); or
  • You attended a school that was not licensed or registered by the state of New Jersey.

If none of the above situations apply to you, you can download the Adult Private Career Student Transcript Request Form in order to obtain closed school records.