Transcripts and Transcript Requests

A transcript is an official record of a student’s academic activity. It reflects a student’s courses and grades, and it provides other academic data, such as semester and cumulative grade point averages; academic status; academic honors; and degrees, certificates and certifications a student may have been awarded.

Each institution defines what makes their transcript official. Normandale Community College’s official transcript is printed on special transcript paper, bears the registrar’s signature and the College’s seal and is issued in a sealed envelope. If the envelope is opened before it is submitted to the intended recipient, the transcript is no longer considered official. Some institutions and agencies will not accept a transcript as official unless it arrives from the granting institution by mail.