What is academic transcript?

By | July 1, 2022

An academic transcript states your name, the school or college you attended, and a list of all courses taken, all grades received and degrees conferred. It should provide full details of the degree class and grades you received in each unit or year.

Is transcript the same as GPA?

A transcript is an official document that shows the courses you have taken, the grades earned, and a cumulative grade point average (GPA). A transcript is not a diploma. Most colleges require that you submit a transcript, not a diploma, as part of the college admissions process.

How do I get my transcript certificate?

Your previous institution’s registrar is responsible for transcripts and therefore, you need to contact the registrar to get official transcripts. Since transcripts are prepared after you have appeared for the final exam, you will have to either call or go in person to enquire about your transcripts.


Can I get transcript certificate online?

Talking about the first method, your entire Transcript application will be completed online from submission of documents to dispatch of your Transcripts. For the same, you need to visit your official University’s website and you may find an option of uploading your documents also fee payment can be made online. This will only be available if your school disbursed its transcript electronically.

Why do we need transcripts?

An academic transcript is a vital document, especially when you plan to study abroad or apply for higher education in India or when applying for a job/internship. Every University asks for school and college transcripts to ascertain students’ academic behavior and academic performance at their previous institution.

Is transcript the same as degree?

The difference between a transcript and degree is that a degree certifies completion of an academic program while a transcript is a proof of education that provides complete information regarding the degree including subjects studied, exams taken, grades, institution, etc.


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