An academic transcript is a certified document intended for use by parties outside of the educational institution and is an unabridged summary of the student’s academic history at that institution.
The official transcript is a legal document which contains:
- The signature and title of the certifying official
- The institutional seal and date of issue
- Statement forbidding the release of information from the transcript to a third party as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)