Transcript and Graduation Frequently Asked Questions

Is the transcript in the Guide an official transcript?
No. An official transcript must be signed by a school official (administrator or counselor). Many receiving institutions require the transcript to be sealed to be considered official.
What if there is no transcript in the Guide?
Students who did not have a transcript in their guide did not have an educational record on file at the time the data were. Students should connect with their school counselor.
How is my on-track/off-track status determined on the graduation page?
This status is determined by whether the student has passed or is currently enrolled in a key course to satisfy a subject requirement for an on-time graduation. A student may be “off-track” if they did not pass or have not taken a key class within a subject requirement.
How many course credits do each footprint represent?
Each footprint represents .5 credits.
How is my grade level determined?
9th - 11th Grade Spring 2019 Release: The grade level is pulled directly from Aspen and is reflective of the grade level as of February 5th, 2019. It also reflects the number of credits earned and key classes passed, such as English or Math. 12th Grade Fall 2019 Release: The grade level is pulled directly from Aspen and is reflective of the grade level as of September 11, 2019. It also reflects the number of credits earned and key classes passed, such as English or Math.
What if my transcript or grade is incorrect?
You should first connect with your school counselor. Please also email DCPSguide@k12.dc.gov.
Do fall semester grades appear on the transcript?
While the course name and course code will appear on the transcript for any scheduled courses, grades will not appear until the course is complete, this includes 0.5 (half year courses).