What You Need to Know About Your Transcript

You will be asked to review your transcript during your junior year and again at the start of your senior year. This is to make sure nothing has been omitted (e.g. Regents Exam re-take score) and that any corrections have been updated (e.g. when a teacher changes a grade). If you need to submit corrections, please use the Transcript Information form in the Counseling Center.

In a way, your transcript represents on paper what you have achieved during your high school career. It includes:

  • Your name and home address, school ID number, date of birth, gender and high school counselor;
  • Your GPA
  • Significant high school honors and awards which you have attained. Remember, this is not the only place where colleges and prospective employers will learn about you. You will be supplying information about your activities, both school and community, directly on your college applications. There may be other awards which you have won which have not been reported directly to us, such as Varsity Letters, Team Captain, Class Officer, Club Officer, Math contest awards, Language exam awards, etc. Be as specific as you can regarding the name of the award, when it was received, place or level and who/what sponsored it. We automatically list the following awards on your transcript, but you will need to tell us of any others (National Merit Finalist, Semi-finalist, Commended Student, Departmental Certificates, National Honor Society, Student Writer of the Week, Awards made at our NHS Awards Night)
  • Check that you will meet all the graduation requirements:
    • 22 units minimum, including required academic subjects
    • Sequences for an Advanced Regents Diploma
    • Regents Exam requirement (Foreign Language, English, Math A, Global History, US History, and Science)