What are Transcripts?

A transcript is

an official record of all courses you have taken with credits and grades documented

Transcripts for Secondary Students

Current and former BC secondary school students will need to provide their Personal Education Number (PEN) when applying to a post-secondary institution (PSI). If you are unsure about how to obtain your PEN or don't have one, please submit a PEN request to the Ministry of Education.

You can easily send your official transcript electronically or by mail to a PSI using the StudentTranscript service.

Take a look at the Student Help Videos from the Ministry of Education for step-by-step tutorials on obtaining BCeID as well as ordering and sending your transcripts.

Note: Many PSIs require official transcripts to be sent directly from the Ministry of Education (either electronically or in printed form) and will not accept transcripts that are not in an official sealed envelope or that have been photocopied.

Transcripts for Post-Secondary Students

Transcripts are maintained by the Admissions Office or Registrar's Office at all post-secondary institutions. Transcripts can be ordered online and sent directly to the post-secondary institution to which you are applying. Typically, there is a transcript fee.

When applying to attend a different post-secondary institution, your entire post-secondary history will be reviewed. You must arrange to send all of your official transcripts, including institutions where you may have only take one or two courses.

Transcripts for International Students

If you are an international student, there may be different requirements for documentation depending upon where you have studied in the past.  Visit the website of the post-secondary institution to which you plan to apply for more information about the documentation required from your country of study. 

If you need to have your previous post-secondary education assessed, you must arrange for your official transcripts to be sent to an international credential evaluation service such as BCIT- ICES.  Find out more about international credential evaluation services here.

Official academic record