College Transcripts : What to consider while sending your transcripts to colleges

College Transcripts : What to consider while sending your transcripts to colleges

Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College Putting together a transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year.

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Sending Senior Year Transcripts to College

Putting together a transcript is one of the most important things to do before your student’s senior year. Is yours up to date and ready to send to colleges? Here are some helpful things to consider when putting the final touches on your masterpiece!

What to Include

Make sure to include all the classes you are currently taking, even if it has not been completed.  If they plan to take specific community college classes, include those class titles too. Just because they haven’t completed the course doesn’t mean it can’t go on the transcript.

Final Grades

If you havent completed all classes yet, you can’t include a grade for everything. In this case, show that the grades are still in progress (IP) or to be determined (TBD). Colleges expect early transcripts to be incomplete, so don’t worry about grades for courses still in progress. On the other hand, it’s okay to include unfinished courses in your total credit count, since their intention is to finish these courses.

Preliminary and Final Transcripts

After the first half of senior year,  college might want you to send an updated transcript (if there are any updates). When college is completely over in the summer, make sure to send a final transcript, which should include all the grades and credits for the year, and the date your student officially graduated from high school.

Official Grades

Any class your student takes at a college should be recorded exactly as it appears on the transcript from that college. If you take a course from an accredited college, you must report these grades to any college you apply, whether you like the grade or not! If you have withdrawn from a public or private high school, these grades should be included on your transcript as well, since they are a part of your child’s high school record.

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