FAQ: Transcripts

If you are currently attending a high school in Ontario, notify your guidance counsellor that you are applying for college. Most high schools will automatically send your grades to ontariocolleges.ca. See the Current Ontario High School Students section on our Transcripts page to learn more about requesting your transcripts.

If you are a graduate of an Ontario high school, AND your high school uses the electronic transcript management process, you will be able to request a transcript as a step in your online application through ontariocolleges.ca. If your high school is not on this list, you will need to contact your guidance office directly and request that they send your transcript to ontariocolleges.ca. See the Former Ontario High School Students section on our Transcripts page to learn more about requesting your transcripts.

You can request your college / university transcripts through the online application. You will need to request one transcript for each college that you want to apply to. For more information, see the Ontario Public College or University Students / Graduates section of our Transcripts page.

If your transcript is from a Canadian high school that is outside of Ontario, you’ll need to have your school send an official transcript to ontariocolleges.ca. For more information, see the Out of Province Students / Graduates section of our Transcripts page.

If your transcript is from a Canadian college or university outside of Ontario, you’ll need to have your institution send an official transcript to ontariocolleges.ca. For more information, see the Out of Province Students / Graduates section of our Transcripts page.

You'll only need to send an interim transcript if you're attending an Ontario college or university and you've applied to a different college program through the online application. You can send both your interim and final transcripts on the Order Transcripts screen of your application. In most cases, you will have to pay the transcript fee for both the interim and the final transcript request.

Please note that interim transcripts may not contain your midterm marks. Before requesting an interim transcript, contact the college or university directly to confirm if your midterm marks will be included.

Most Ontario high schools send transcripts electronically. On the Transcript Request page of your application, you’ll see a message indicating whether or not you can request your transcript electronically. You can also check our list of participating schools to find out if your high school supports electronic transcript requests.

To find out if we’ve received your transcript, log in to your account and check under Docs or Supporting Documents on your Dashboard for any transcripts that have been received. If you've made an online transcript request, check the status of your request under Application on your Dashboard. For each application, you'll see a Transcript Summary and be able to find out more details by clicking the Review Transcripts button.

An official transcript is a record of your grades that has been issued by the school you attended. It will have the school stamp and / or seal on it.

Official transcripts should be sent to us directly from the school. For convenience, a transcript can be emailed to us by your school to service@ocas.ca.

Transcripts ordered online through your application are also considered to be official.

Note: Transcripts mailed to us by applicants will be only be accepted if they arrive in the original, sealed (signed and / or stamped) envelope of the institution. We strongly recommend you have your transcript sent to us by your school and do not send it to us yourself.

The transcript processing fee supports ontariocolleges.ca in the retrieval and delivery of your requested transcript from the institution to all the colleges that you apply to. Some high schools, boards, colleges and universities may also charge a fee for providing a transcript. The transcript processing fee covers the work that happens behind the scenes, so all the required documentation gets where it needs to go.

You must pay the transcript processing fee since you are ordering a transcript from an institution. The fee you pay covers the processing and delivery costs.

The transcript processing fee must be paid before your transcripts will be ordered. If you do not pay the fee, your transcript request will not be processed.

This transcript processing fee is non-refundable and must be paid before your transcript order can be fulfilled. The fee is applied once per order. Please ensure that you order all required transcripts when you make your program decisions and pay for your application. If you request additional transcripts in another order, you will be required to pay another transcript processing fee.

Yes. The lifetime transcript fee you paid covers the cost of the institution providing the transcript, whereas the transcript processing fee covers the actual delivery to the other colleges that you applied to.

The transcript request fee is a fee charged by the institution issuing the transcript for the retrieval of your transcript from their records. 

The transcript processing fee is a fee charged by ontariocolleges.ca for the retrieval and delivery of the requested transcripts from the issuing institution to your college choices.