The studies completed at the University of Eastern Finland will automatically appear in a transcript of academic records. The transcript includes information about completed courses, grades and ECTS credits, teachers’ names, etc. The credits will appear in the transcript only after a course is completed and graded. This takes a few weeks, e.g. after an exam. Please note that only passed courses show in the official transcript.
Digitally signed transcript of records and certification of student status
If you are a student at the University of Eastern Finland and you have a valid UEF user account, you can order an official digitally signed transcript of records and / or a certification of student status from Peppi. You can get the certificate from Atomi, which you can find on the top of the page once you enter Peppi. These documents are PDF documents equipped with a digital signature to confirm their authenticity and integrity. Both documents are available in Finnish and in English. You can save the document as a PDF-file and forward it as attachment to email.
These digitally signed documents are official only in their digital form and not as paper-printed copies, for example. The files cannot be modified, as any change made to the file invalidates the digital signature.
Digital signatures are replacing handwritten signatures and stamps. The electronic documents should be a valid and primary alternative in all situations where signed and stamped paper documents have been used thus far.
Instructions on how to check the validity of the signature
Check the validity of a digitally signed document in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.
Atomi uses the certificate provided by Digital and Population Data Services Agency (DVV) to sign digital documents. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC can verify the validity of certificates by the DVV, but the software does not recognize the DVV’s certificate before you trust all root certificates in the Windows Certificate Store. Do this by following the instructions below.
1. Open Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
2. Go to Edit (Muokkaa) and click on Preferences (Oletusarvot).
3. Choose Signatures (Allekirjoitukset) and then click on More (Lisää…) where it says Verification, control how and when signatures are verified (Varmennus, määritä miten ja milloin allekirjoitukset varmennetaan).
4. Tick both boxes under the heading Windows Integration (Windows-sulautus ) and click OK.
Close Adobe Reader and open the document again. Adobe now shows all digitally signed documents with DVV’s certificate as valid.
Documents from Oodi
The digital signature of a PDF document can be checked from the original file only.
If the file is changed, the digital signature disappears. Students may print a paper copy, but the signature is not valid on the printed document. Parties that request these documents should not accept paper copies without the verified electronic document.
To check the validity of a digitally signed PDF document:
Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader and then its Signature Panel.
Check the certificate information. A PDF document from the University of Eastern Finland is digitally signed when the Signature Panel shows the following text:
Rev. 1: Signed by CSC-IT Center for Science Ltd <email@example.com>
Signature is valid:
Source of Trust obtained from Adobe Approved Trust List (AATL).
Document has not been modified since this signature was applied
Signer's identity is valid
Signing time is from the clock on the signer's computer.
Signature is not LTV enabled and will expire after 2021/01/23 15:44:55 +02´00´
Last Checked: yyyy.mm.dd time timezone
Field: Signature1 (invisible signature)
In case the information in the Signature Panel differs from the above (e.g. claims that "Signature has problems") this could be caused by the settings in your Acrobat Reader.
If the Signature Panel is unavailable, ask the student for the certified file.
Transcript of records or study certificate on paper
If you need a signed and stamped paper document you may request it from the Student and Learning Services’ Customer Service (contact information below). When you ask for any certificates, remember to give your student number and a valid address. If the office is closed, it is possible to get one at the IT Helpdesk or order at UEF E-services.
Temporary study certificates
Finnish Rail VR or Matkahuolto may request a temporary study certificate, especially if you have not yet received your student card. For these purposes both the VR and Matkahuolto have their own forms and you can ask the certificates from Student Services.
Student and Learning Services’ Customer Service
The Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk offers general study counseling, information on term registration and study rights and maintains the student register. The customer services desk also provides student certificates and transcripts of records.
Phone number: +358 29 445 8900
phone service Mon–Fri from 10 am to 3 pm (10–15)
from 1 June to 31 July, phone service available Mon–Fri from 10 am to 2 pm (10–14)
the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridaysfrom 10 am to 3 pm (10–15).
from 1 June to 31 July the Student and Learning Services’ customer service desk is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridaysfrom 10 am to 2 pm (10–14).
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