How to Send High School Transcripts to a College


Colleges often ask for high school transcripts to verify that required classes are being taken, minimum grade point averages are being met and to monitor a prospective student's academic progress. If the information on the transcripts reflects poor academic excellence or lack of progress, students may not receive admission to a prospective college. Although sending high school transcripts to prospective colleges may seem like a tedious task, it can easily be completed with one trip to your high school's office.

Things You'll Need

  • Student ID or Government issued ID
  • College Contact Information
  • Money
  • Record the mailing addresses of your prospective colleges. Jot down their deadlines to receive high school transcripts.

  • Go to your high school's office and request your high school transcript to be mailed to your prospective colleges.

  • Present your student ID. If you have lost your student ID or no longer have it, you may be asked to provide a government issued ID. This is used for identification verification.

  • Fill out a transcript request form provided by your prospective colleges and/or high school.

  • Pay required processing and postage fees. This amount will vary depending on your high school.

  • Ask the administrator the estimated time of delivery before your transcript will be received. Contact your prospective colleges to verify that they have received your transcripts.


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