OSPI, the Higher Education Coordinating Board, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board are authorized by WAC 392-415 to:
- Establish standardized criteria for high school transcripts issued by all common school districts; and
- Establish definitions for credits, hours, and marking system so that common school district high school transcripts are standardized.
Washington State Standardized High School Transcript Changes and Implementation Schedule (Bulletin 013-12)
A new transcript format, including new elements and values, is required for all high school student transcripts starting in the 2012–13 school year. School district staff are encouraged to work with their student information system vendors to incorporate the new changes as quickly as possible, but no later than December 31, 2012.
Use Starting in the 2012-2013 School Year
- High School Transcript Developer/User Guide (PDF)
This PDF guide provides the specifications for the Washington State Standardized High School Transcript. This guide is only intended for public schools that fall under the supervision of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Home schools and private schools are not required to follow the same transcript regulations.
- High School Transcript FAQs (PDF)
This PDF document contains some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Washington State Standardized High School Transcript. The answers and relevant legislation are listed below each question.
Use Up Through 2011-2012 School Year
- Minimum College Admission Standards
The Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) is required by state law to establish minimum college admission standards for use by all of Washington’s public baccalaureate institutions (four-year colleges and universities).
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
Questions and answers on report cards and transcripts for students with disabilities attending public elementary and secondary schools.