Transcript question - please advise

<p>I always thought that official HS transcripts include only the final grades for each class each year, as opposed to quarterly grades.</p>

<p>Yet when my D's school sent home an unofficial transcript prior to senior year class registration, all quarters were clearly marked. </p>

<p>This is a concern not for her (she had a C in an honors math class, but it ended up as a final C as well) but for her twin brother. He's had all As and one B for his HS classes in terms of final grades, but now he might be getting a C for a class in one quarter of junior year. He thought that since the final grade will be an A or a B, it's not a big deal, but now I'm concerned that colleges will see the quarterly C on the HS transcript.</p>

<p>I know it shouldn't matter, but from what I've heard, highly selective colleges examine everything! Thanks for any advice.</p>

<p>It’s a good idea to order an official transcript around now (or beginning of senior year) anyway, and check for errors.
Then you could see what shows up.</p>

<p>I didn’t know I could do that. My S’s school has over 3,000 students and a very regimented system, but I suppose it doesn’t hurt to ask! Looking more closely at my D’s unofficial transcript (which I see now was a good thing for her school to have sent out), it records semester & final grades, but not quarterly. Hmmmm. I will definitely contact my S’s school ASAP. Thanks!</p>

<p>I asked my D’s counselor for an unofficial transcript and she printed one out for me. Make an appointment with the GC. It was easy. Even at a high school w/3000+ students like ours!</p>

<p>Our local high school’s transcripts list all quarter grades, too. In fact, our kids aren’t given a final grade, just 4 quarter grades.</p>

<p>It seems strange to me that schools vary so much in terms of what they put on a student’s transcript. Thanks for the advice!</p>