What is the difference between official and unofficial transcripts?
Official transcripts are printed on secure paper which bears the Registrar's signature, the College seal, and contains other security features to help prevent and deter tampering and fraud. Because of this, official transcripts cannot be faxed, generated online or emailed. Some colleges will only accept transcripts as official if sent and received in a sealed envelope from the reporting institution.
Unofficial transcripts are printed on plain white paper. They are usually used for an informal evaluation or for students' personal records. Students can access an unofficial transcript in WebAdvisor that can be printed for these purposes.
Why do I have to provide an official copy of my High School transcripts?
Your high school transcript is the official means of proof that you have graduated from high school. Members of the University System of Ohio (like Edison State) cannot award degrees or certificates to students unless they have graduated from high school or earned a GED.
Where can I obtain my GED transcript?
Students who have completed their GED must provide Edison State with proof of completion in order to graduate from Edison State with a degree or certificate. Instructions and information regarding how to request a copy of your GED transcript can be found on the
Ohio Department of Education website.
How do I change my major?
To change your major please complete the Declaration of Major | Change of Major Form.
What is auditing a course?
When auditing a course, a student is not competing for a grade, nor will they receive transcript credit for the course. Auditing costs the same as taking a course for credit, except for those who are over the age of 60. The request to audit a course must be completed before the end of the late registration window.
When will I be able to see my final grades?
You can usually view your final grades on the Wednesday following the end of each semester.
If my grade is wrong, what do I do?
If you have a discrepancy with your grade, contact the instructor of that course. The instructor can submit a Grade Change Request Form to the Office of Registration and Records.
I requested a copy of my transcript but the other college has not received it. What do I do?
The Office of Registration and Records keeps track of all transcript requests, including when we send the transcript and to what address, based upon the information provided. Once a transcript leaves the college, the U.S. Postal Service delivers it to the other institution. Quite often, a transcript may take only a day or two to arrive at its destination, but can then spend another couple of days caught up in the campus mail system before being delivered to the particular office or person to whom it has been sent. We cannot be responsible for 'lost' transcripts if we receive incomplete or inaccurate mailing information. Always verify that all the information you provide is correct and up-to-date.