Sending Transcripts to Colleges
There are several ways to send transcripts, depending on:
• What methods each particular college uses
• What method or which software program you are using to apply
The various methods are outlined below.
to individual colleges for the most up-to-date application deadlines and transcript instructions.
Counselor sends transcript online
There are several online admissions application programs that generate
electronic requests for transcripts by sending counselors and email asking
them to upload a transcript to the college(s). Some of those programs are:
• Common Application
• Send Edu
• Apply Web
You will be asked on some applications to either provide a counselor's email
address (so that the school can send him/her an email request for a transcript),
OR to print out an instruction sheet with an online access code for the
counselor, so that he/she can log in and upload your transcript.
Student requests an online transcript through CFNC
CFNC is the only online application process that allows students to initiate the
sending of online transcripts. Therefore, students may send their own online
transcripts, without involving a counselor, ONLY to those schools they are
applying to through CFNC (which includes ONLY schools that are in
North Carolina). Students should go to the "Transcript Manager"
button on: www.cfnc.org
and follow the instructions. Students should check
Transcript Manager after 48 hours to make sure the status says
"Complete" (not Failed or Pending).
Student is asked to upload an electronic transcript file directly into
the admissions application
Schools ask that a student upload an unofficial electronic transcript file into the
admissions application. The student can request this file from his/her
counselor by bringing a flash drive to Guidance.
Counselor mails a hard copy of the transcript
If you are not using CFNC to apply, and have not been instructed that the
counselor will be prompted to send an online transcript, then you are to
ask for a hard copy of your transcript to be mailed to the college(s).