High School Transcripts
OSPI does not maintain official transcripts, diplomas, or the complete educational history file of students. To obtain these records, contact the school or district of last attendance. Contact information is available in the Education Directory.
OSPI, the Washington Student Achievement Council, 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.
2021-22 School Year
- High School Transcript FAQs 2021-22 (July 2022)
2020-21 Special Edition
- Transcript Developer User Guide Special Edition (Updated June 2021)
- High School Transcript FAQs 2020-21 (Updated November 2021)
2019-20 Special Version Covid-19
- Transcript Developer User Guide Special Version Covid-19 (Updated August 2020)
2019-20 School Year
- High School Transcript Developer User Guide for Students With Graduation Requirements Years of 2020 and Beyond (Updated February 2020)
- High School Transcript Developer User Guide for Students With Graduation Requirements Years Prior to 2020 (Updated February 2020)
- High School Transcript FAQs 2019-20 (Updated February 2020)
2017-18 School Year
- High School Transcript Developer User Guide (Updated January 2019)
- High School Transcript FAQs 2017-18 (Updated January 2019)
2015-2016 School Year
A new transcript format, including new elements and values, is required for all high school student transcripts starting in the 2015-16 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, 2015.
- High School Transcript Developer/User Guide - Updated August 2017
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-2016 - Updated December 2016
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.
- The Washington State Board of Education
The mission of the State Board of Education is to lead the development of state policy, provide system oversight, and advocate for student success.
- Minimum College Admission Standards
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) 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.
- Washington State Archives
View the Records Retention Schedule for School Districts and Educational Service Districts.
- Search Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- Search Revised Code of Washington (RCW)