Question pertaining to the Tier 3 investigation for a Secret level clearance with the Military.
My sf-86 was certified and sent out for processing through the respective channels for enlistment into the military. I was wondering if I need to let my college know that I am having a background investigation done so they can comply with the inquiries. I know for certain that any requests for official/unofficial transcripts will be denied Unless I literally & physically show up to the registrars office and sign a form on the school’s letter head. My school will not release transcripts even if the investigator sends the form I signed allowing “release of information” (Don’t ask me why, I just know from friends that have had a rather difficult time as well that my school is rather strict on releasing our academic records).
They will how ever give out dates of attendance, that I am sure about. I am a bit worried that I’ll be in the middle of bootcamp and unable to call my school or get online to submit a request for transcripts to be sent where ever the investigator needs them to be sent.
Does it make any difference to the investigation that I only attended this college for a few credits and never received a degree? (I never claimed I did on the SF-86 in case you were wondering) I just don’t want to delay this process any further than it needs to considering Ill be stuck twiddling my thumbs until this clearance is finished because I need a final to attend my MOS school. This isn’t for a SSBI, just a Secret/ tier 3…
Also, one final question: If I they do in fact need a transcript, who pays for it? Do I have to send a check to the college? The college in question here charges by the transcript like $20 or around that.
Thanks for the help!