College and Career Pathways Center
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS
Updated - June 19 2017
All current and former students please note that there is no longer any need to fill out a form to request your transcript. The process to obtain a transcript has been streamlined for your convenience. To obtain your transcript, simply email the school transcript secretary Diane Erster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You MUST provide the following information in your email to obtain your transcript:
Please allow up to 2 weeks to obtain a response regarding your transcript.
What Does Your High School Transcript Say About You?
You’re probably (painfully) aware that your high school transcript is a record of every grade you earned in high school—and that all of those grades are averaged to produce a single number, your cumulative GPA. But admissions officers have their eyes on more than the bottom line. There are other things they examine to get a sense of what kind of college student you’ll be.
In case you were thinking they weren’t important, now you know otherwise. Your freshman grades make up (approximately) one-third of your cumulative high school GPA. If you tank freshman year, it will follow you for the next three years. (That includes art class, gym class, music class or anything for which you receive a grade.)
Colleges expect your grades to be consistent or improve. If you received 90's in sophomore year, and 70’s in senior year, they will conclude that you are a capable student who became lazy.
High school graduation requirements vary from school to school. Most students have the opportunity to take more classes (or credits) then are required to graduate. If you take only the minimum, colleges will conclude that you are doing the least you must do to get by. The best high school transcript will show consistent grades in a challenging course load with challenging classes. AP classes or advanced
classes impress colleges and tell them that you are ready for college-level work.
Remember challenge yourself academically!