Electronic Transcript questions:
Q: What is an Electronic Transcript? A: The Electronic Transcript we provide is a PDF document which has security features built in. In addition to the image of your academic transcript, the PDF file also contains technology which will confirm the validity of the transcript when the recipient opens it.
Q: What does an Electronic Transcript look like? A: The PDF looks like our paper transcript. Both types of documents contain identical academic information. Our transcript key will be the final page in the Electronic Transcript we send rather than appearing on the back of each sheet of a paper transcript.
Q: Who accepts Electronic Transcripts? A: We can’t control the recipient’s decisions, but we stand behind the validity of the Electronic Transcript. Many transcript users prefer PDF (electronic) documents. If you are unsure, contact the intended recipient.
Q: How do I know the Electronic Transcript is real? A: When you open the PDF (using a current version of Adobe Reader) a connection via the internet will automatically attempt validation of the document. If it’s valid a blue ribbon icon will appear on the transcript.
Q: How do I receive the Electronic Transcript? What do I need? A: The only requirements are an email account, internet access, an up-to-date browser, and the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. The recipient does not need to have an account with the vendor.
Q: How is the Electronic Transcript delivered? A: The recipient will receive two emails, an initial email notifying them the document is available. When they click the link in the initial email a second will be sent which includes the authentication information necessary to download the document.
NOTE: The transcript itself is not emailed to the recipient. Rather the recipient receives email with a link which allows them to download the transcript.
NOTE: If you are a recipient who may receive many transcripts from Parchment you can create an account with them to simplify the receipt of transcripts.
Q: Can I forward the Electronic Transcript to someone else? A: The transcript will not be certified as valid for anyone other than the original recipient. Also, note US law states only the owner of the record can authorize transfer of the transcript, so forwarding the transcript may not be legal.