In his testimony Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee, Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer and "fixer," provided information that Trump did not want his grades and SAT scores released to the public. 

Cohen said he "wrote [letters] at Mr. Trump's direction that threatened his high school, colleges and college board not to release his grades or S.A.T. scores."

Trump was a cadet who attended the New York Military Academy, located in Cornwall in New York state’s Hudson Valley. His parents sent him to the school at age 13 due to his perceived behavioral problems.

He then moved on to Fordham University in August 1964. Two years later he transferred to Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school in Philadelphia. He would graduate with a bachelor of science in economics in 1968.

Cohen provided the letter dated on May 5, 2015, that he sent on Trump's behalf to Fordham. The letter references the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which prevents schools from releasing grades without the permission of a student or former student. 

A Fordham spokesperson confirmed to Buzzfeed News that the university did, in fact, receive the letter and complied with federal laws. 

Cohen pressuring Fordham not to release Trump's grades is noteworthy because Trump used poor student records as a talking point against former President Barack Obama in 2012. At one point, Trump offered $5 million to Obama if the former president released his college records to prove he was qualified to attend Ivy League schools. 

Trump's reputation as a college student has been called into question in the past couple of years, with regards to his time at both Fordham and Penn. Fordham's student newspaper the Observer in 2017 found that his time at the school was not especially notable. Additionally, Trump was not a top graduate at Wharton like profiles of the president over the years had claimed, Penn's student newspaper the Daily Pennsylvanian reported. 

GettyImages-1127745618 Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images