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What's the correct way to attach my transcript on the Common App?

Feeling a bit stressed about this — I know schools need to see my transcript, but I'm not sure how I'm supposed to attach it to my Common App. Does my school send it, or do I upload it myself? Please help a fellow student out.

8 months ago

I understand that handling the application components can be stressful, but don't worry, this question is a common one! Typically, you as the student won't directly upload your official transcript to the Common App. Instead, this is a task for your high school counselor. What you'll need to do is invite your counselor through the Common App's 'Recommenders and FERPA' section. Once they accept the invitation, they'll be able to submit your transcript directly to the colleges you're applying to on your behalf.

If you'd like to know more about the exact process of how your counselor submits your transcript, you can reach out to them directly for more details, as that process can vary from school to school. And in rare cases, you could be required to submit your transcript yourself, so it's also not a bad idea to check in with them to make 100% sure they'll be taking care of everything for you. Good luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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