Where Do I Get My High School Transcripts?
If you are NOT applying to a Florida college, and have more than 12 college credits, you don't need to provide your high school transcripts. You can just upload your college transcripts instead. Otherwise, we would require them.
A good place to start is the website of the last school that you attended. There’s a good chance that you’ll be able to print unofficial transcripts and order official transcripts on the student services or alumni page.
If you can’t find any information on transcripts online, go ahead and pick up the phone! You can usually request your transcripts from your school’s registrar, student services, or student counseling office. If you’re not sure who to contact, call your school’s main information line.
If the last school you attended doesn’t have access to your records, they’re likely stored at your local school district office or with the county board of education. Depending on your school district, you may be able to request your transcripts online, over the phone, or through the mail. You can search for your school district at the National Center for Education Statistics website.
Still can’t find your transcripts? If it’s been a while since you attended school, your school has closed down, or you were homeschooled, you may need to contact your state’s Department of Education to request your transcripts.
For students in California who have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination, you can request transcripts by clicking here.
Where Do I Get My College Transcripts?
The process for getting high school and college transcripts is very similar. Start off by checking your school’s website — there’s often information about where to find your unofficial transcripts or order your official transcripts on the alumni or student services page.
If that doesn’t work, pick up the phone and call the school’s office! They’ll be more than happy to direct you to the right place.
What If I Attended A Trade School?
If you attended a vocational or trade school, then you will also need to provide transcripts from your time there. This process will likely be the same as requesting college transcripts. Keep in mind that even if you attended a trade school, you will still need to provide high school transcripts.
Where Do I Request GED Transcripts?
If you passed any GED exams or completed the certificate, you can request your GED transcripts by clicking here.
Where Do I Request Sophia Transcripts For My College Start Program?
To request your unofficial transcripts through Sophia, log into your Sophia portal and click "Course Transcript (Unofficial)" on your most recent course. If you're applying to a Guild program, you can upload your unofficial transcripts directly into your application. (Note: Sophia is not listed as a school name in the application, so just select "Other" as the school name).
If you attended the Guild College Start program and need to order your official transcripts from Sophia, you can reach out to your SSA (Student Success Advisor). They will contact Sophia for you and request that your official transcripts be sent directly to the university you’re applying to.
How to Get Transcripts If You Were Homeschooled
Each state has its own requirements for homeschooling, therefore, the answer to this question will vary from case to case.
If your homeschooling program is recognized by the state, you should be able to get ahold of your transcripts relatively easily. You’ll need to reach out to whoever gave your parents permission or accreditation to homeschool — this could be someone from the local school district, Board of Education, or even the local school superintendent.
If your homeschooling program isn’t recognized by the state, you won’t have transcripts. In this case, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED to move forward. Check out our high school completion option by clicking here!