Transcript Standards

Benchmark your institution’s transcript practices against the new standards

The Transcript Standards Search provides publication standards for transcript data elements on the Official Academic Transcript. Search by transcript standard using freeform text or by predefined categories. For each one you will find a definition, a transcript publication rationale, and the relevant supporting publication principles. A data standard protocol for institutional Student Record Systems and a publication protocol for the Transcript Legend are also provided. If available, the search provides the common, related glossary term associated with the transcript data element.

Transcript Search

Search the Transcript Standard and Transfer Glossary simultaneously

To search the transcript standards, please click on the following Guide URL.


Transcript Standard Publication Principles

Transcript standard publication principles inform and reinforce the standards in the Transcript Standards Search. The validation process reinforcing each principle results from extensive research and consultation with pan-Canadian registrarial and pathway practitioners through the ARUCC PCCAT National Transcript and Transfer Credit Nomenclature Study conducted in spring 2014 and 2015. pdfView Transcript Standard Publication Principles.

To further assist you, a best practices sample for both the Transcript and Transcript Legend are available in the Resources section of the Guide.