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So many types of qualifications, so many names of certificates... It is quite natural to get confused as to what a transcript is and how it differs from a degree or diploma. What is the purpose of each document and why are these required? Let us understand everything in this article.
A transcript is proof of education. It has a detailed record of all the subjects you have studied with your scores in the form of marks or grades given by the institution of study.
What is a Transcript of Records (ToR)?
Transcript of Record (ToR) is just another term for Transcript or Academic Transcript. There is no distinction between these two or any of the following names.
When a student completes his or her course, the university awards him or her with a consolidated mark sheet. This mark sheet is also required when applying for higher education elsewhere. It comprises all of a student's academic scores/grades from all years or semester examinations.
Although all of the documents — Transcript, Degree, Diploma, Certificate, and Mark Sheet — are records of completion of an educational qualification, a Transcript differs from a Diploma or a Degree.
Diploma/Degree/Certificate: Depending on the nature of the program, the final certificate you obtain upon completion of your educational qualification is referred to as a Degree, Diploma, or Certificate.
Transcript of Records (ToR): A Transcript or ToR is a mark sheet that covers all of a student's academic records. It denotes a sheet including a list of all the courses/subjects studied, grades earned against each column, the student's awards and achievements, and the degrees awarded to the student for the whole academic program. A transcript contains no restrictions on the amount of material that can be included.
A transcript must include a comprehensive list or table of all annual modules/subjects and practical work completed throughout the study term. It comprises of our marks or grades, or in certain circumstances, the subject-specific credit value, depending on the grading system used by an institution.
The following information must be included in a transcript:
information contained in a transcript
The student's total grade for the full academic course/year
The total number of pupils in the class (the class's overall strength to compare where a single student ranks)
The class average grade indicates where a given student sits.
To act as official letter-headed document, a transcript should always be signed with a stamp by the institution's register.