High School Transcripts
What is a transcript?
This is the official document that records a student’s academic background, including classes, grades, and credit hours.
Why do colleges need one?
- To help us evaluate a student’s academic background and determine his or her readiness for the college experience
- To improve the quality of our academic advising
- To determine if a prospective student meets the satisfactory completion of general education requirements
- To verify high school completion for the purpose of meeting University graduation requirements
- To document to outside organizations (accrediting agencies, employers, or government agencies) that the University endeavors to admit only qualified applicants
- To satisfy the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations governing the awarding of financial aid
What should be included on a transcript?
- The transcript must include all academic course information from the first year of high school through graduation.
- Information should include:
- Course titles (i.e., Algebra I, English 10, Bible)
- Grades earned — Be sure to provide a scale that shows the relationship between percentages earned and letter grades. This should be done even if reporting only percentages
- Credit hours earned — The standard measure for awarding credit is the Carnegie Unit. Under this system, a student is awarded one credit for completion of a full-year course that meets daily
- Anticipated date of graduation (month, day, year)
- Signature of parent
Where should I mail my transcript?
Send your transcript to Admissions, Cedarville University, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.