Transcript ? signed? stamped? etc.?


<p>Excuse the question, if the answer is obvious. This is our first Senior, so it is all new to us. </p>

<p>Does the "transcript" that gets sent to colleges and scholarship entities, have to be in any special format?</p>

<p>Does it need to be signed by the counselor.?
Does it need to have some official school stamp on it?</p>

<p>The transcripts that we have received along the way (after his Frosh, Soph, and Junior years) have been school printouts, with the list of classes, grades, GPA, etc. </p>

<p>We are applying for a few scholarships. One of them is asking for a copy of the "transcript". </p>

<p>My son went to the office to get the latest transcript (with the 1st semester Senior grades). They have it, and printed it.</p>

<p>However, the woman in the office was asking my son "does it need to be signed, or stamped". </p>

<p>Since this is our first time to this point in the process, I don't know the answer. </p>

<p>Any thoughts?</p>

<p>thanks much.</p>

<p>Signed and stamped signifies an "official" transcript so I would use that for any official purpose. Some places require it to come from the school directly but many smaller private scholarships might not be so formal.</p>

<p>Thanks much. </p>

<p>After i posted my question, I put in a call to a co-worker whose daughter already went to college (Stanford), and has already graduated, and who applied for the same scholarship. He said the same thing. Must be sealed, mailed from school. </p>