College Transcript Abbreviations

Last Updated on May 13, 2024 by Team College Learners

College Transcript Abbreviations. If these words bring up a blank slate, you’re probably not alone. After all, how many of us get to see someone else’s transcripts very often? Students at one time were given the option of purchasing a bound copy of their transcript, but with paper growing scarce and more expensive to produce and purchase, many colleges now opt for emailing or PDFing a copy of a transcript directly to the student, who then has the option of printing off a copy if they choose to.

Your college transcript is a vital document that provides a detailed record of your academic journey, including the courses you have taken, the grades you have received, and the credits you have earned. Understanding how to read your transcript horizontally by class can help you easily navigate through the information it contains. The course number signifies how the course is listed in the school’s catalog, followed by the title of the course, the attempted hours/credits, and your letter grade for each course.

When it comes to admission requirements for college, it is important to have a strong academic record, including a high school transcript that demonstrates your ability to succeed in college-level courses. Most colleges and universities require a minimum GPA, standardized test scores (such as the SAT or ACT), letters of recommendation, and a personal statement as part of the application process. Meeting these requirements can greatly impact your chances of being accepted to the institution of your choice.

The admission process for universities can vary, but generally involves submitting an application through the school’s online portal or through a centralized application system, such as the Common Application. In addition to academic transcripts and test scores, admissions officers may consider extracurricular activities, work experience, and personal achievements when making their decision. It is important to carefully follow the application instructions and deadlines to ensure a smooth and successful application process.

College Transcript Abbreviations

The beginning of the official transcript contains the student’s name, student identification number, record type (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, or professional), current college, current major, and transfer coursework




Degree InformationDetails
Undergraduate Student Degree


  • Current College(s): Biological Sciences

  • Current Major(s): Biological Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts

  • Major(s): Biological Sciences


Undergraduate Student Degree Awarded


  • Degree Awarded Date: 12-DEC-08

  • Degree Type: Bachelor of Arts

  • Major(s): Biological Sciences

  • With Honors

  • Minor(s): Communication


Doctorate of Philosophy Degree


  • Degree Awarded Date: 12-DEC-08

  • Degree Type: Doctor of Philosophy

  • Candidacy Date: 12-JAN-07

  • Major(s): Chemistry

  • Designated Emphasis: Feminist Theory and Research

  • Dissertation Title: Title of Dissertation


Master of Arts or Master of Science Degree


  • Degree Awarded Date: 12-DEC-08

  • Degree Type: Master of Science

  • Candidacy Date: 12-JAN-07

  • Major(s): Chemistry

  • Thesis Title: Title of Thesis


Minor Information


  • Undergraduate Student’s minor is not listed until degree is posted

  • Minor petition must be submitted for recognition


Multiple Majors in Same College


  • Majors listed one over the other

  • One diploma issued for both majors

  • If different degree types, issued Bachelor of Arts and Science degree


Multiple Majors in Different Colleges


  • Majors listed separately under each college

  • Degree issued from each college


Requirement Completion for Graduation


  • All majors’ requirements must be completed to graduate

  • Failure to complete any major’s requirements results in denial of graduation for all majors


Transfer Credit

Advanced Placement credit, International Baccalaureate credit, and transfer credit completed at other accredited colleges and universities will appear listed on the upper left side of the official academic transcript. Advanced Placement (AP) credit is posted as matched to the UC Davis equivalencies listed in the AP chart in the General Catalog. International Baccalaureate (IB) credit is matched to the UC Davis equivalencies listed in the IB chart in the General Catalog.

Non-UC transfer credit is reflected in the student’s total units completed, not total UC units completed, and are not reflected within the cumulative UC grade point average (GPA). Transfer credit from other UC institutions appear under the transfer credit heading and is reflected within the total units completed, total UC attempted units, total UC grade points, and UC GPA.

Example:

TRANSFER CREDIT:  
AP SUBJECTDATE 
      ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM UNITS
IB SUBJECTDATE 
      IB EXAM UNITS
NAME OF CA COMMUNITY COLLEGEDATE(S) 
      JC TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
NAME OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITYDATE(S) 
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
NAME OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITYDATE(S) 
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
NAME OF OUT OF STATE UNIVERSITYDATE(S) 
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
NAME OF FOREIGN UNIVERSITYDATE(S) 
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
NAME OF UC SCHOOLDATE(S) 
     UC TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
UC-CUM: COMPL ATTM PSSD GPTSGPA 
NAME OF UC EXTENSIONDATE(S) 
     UC TRANSFER UNITS UNITS
UC-CUM: COMPL ATTM PSSD GPTSGPA 
     TOTAL TRANSFER UNITS ALLOWED: UNITS

Institution Credit

Institution credit is listed by academic term and includes grades, units, and grade points earned in each course. Calculations per academic term includes:

  • TERM-COMPL—UC Units completed.
  • TERM-ATTM—UC Units taken on a letter graded basis.
  • TERM-PSSD—UC Units Passed on a letter graded basis.
  • TERM-GPTS—UC Grade points. For more information, see Grade Points.
  • TERM-GPA—Grade Point Average earned. For more information, see Calculate Your GPA.
  • UC CUM-COMPL—Cumulative UC Units completed.
  • UC CUM-ATTM—Cumulative UC Units taken on a letter graded basis.
  • UC CUM-PSSD—Cumulative UC Units Passed on a letter graded basis.
  • UCD CUM-GPTS—Cumulative Grade points. For more information, see Grade Points.
  • UCD CUM-GPA—Cumulative Grade Point Average earned. For more information, see Calculate Your GPA.
  • REPEATED, EXCLUDED FROM GPA—Repeated units that have been excluded according to DD Reg A540(F). See the Repeat webpage.
  • REPEATED, INCLUDED IN GPA—Repeated units that have been included according to DD Reg A540(F). See the Repeat webpage.
  • ACADEMIC STATUS—Appears only when Disqualified due to academic standing. See the Dismissal webpage.

End of the Official Transcript

This is a description of the notations that appear at the end of the official transcript.

Transcript Totals

A listing of all of the unit totals for all UC coursework taken are printed at the end of transcript.

  • TOTAL UNITS COMPLETED—This represents all units completed. A completed unit is one where the student received a passing grade (P/NP, S/U, or letter graded). Incomplete, In Progress, NG, and Y grades do not count as completed units.
  • UC BALANCE POINTS—For more information, see Balance Points.
  • UC GPA—This represents a student’s GPA from all UC coursework only. For more information, refer to the Calculate Your GPA.
  • ACADEMIC STANDING—A student’s current academic standing is listed at the end of the Official Transcript below Transcript Totals. Academic Standing will either read “STUDENT IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING” or “STUDENT NOT IN GOOD ACADEMIC STANDING”

high school transcript abbreviations

HSTS

 (redirected from High School Transcript Study)

AcronymDefinition
HSTSHigh School Transcript Study (US Department of Education)
HSTSHousehold Sewage Treatment System
HSTSHigh-Speed Transport Service
HSTSHalton Student Transportation Services (Ontario, Canada)
HSTSHeuristic Scheduling Testbed System (software architecture)
HSTSHTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) Strict Transport Security (Internet safety)

what does tb mean on college transcript

Grading System

A grade will be given in each course and that grade will reflect the student’s progress and achievement in knowledge of the subject, ability to apply this knowledge, and work habits and practices. Grades will be awarded on the four-point system, and translate basically as follows:

GradeQuality GradeNumerical GradeGrade Point
ASuperior90-1004.0 per credit hour
BExcellent80-893.0 per credit hour
CAverage70-792.0 per credit hour
DBelow Average60-691.0 per credit hour
FFailurebelow 60no credit hour
FNFailure-Lack of Attendanceno credit hour

The cumulative grade ranges above indicate levels of achievement normally required to achieve the corresponding grade.

In all cases, decisions concerning final grades for courses are the responsibility of the individual instructor. Certain programs and courses may require a slightly different grading scale. The following grades are not included in grade point averages:

APAdvanced Placement
AUAudit
CLCLEP Exam
DZFresh Start D Grade
FZFresh Start F Grade
IIncomplete
IPCourse in Progress
MCMilitary Credit – Other
MNMathStart Not Passed
MPMathStart Passed
MTMilitary Transfer Assurance Guide (MTAG)
NCNon Credit
NPNot Passed (Failure) in Credit/No Credit Course
NRGrade Not Received
OTOther Non-Institutional Credit
PPassed in Credit/No Credit Course
PPassed in Credit by Examination
POPrior Learning Assessment – Certification/Credentialed Experience
PPPrior Learning Assessment – Portfolio Review
SSatisfactory
TATransfer Credit with an A
TBTransfer Credit with a B
TCTransfer Credit with a C
TDTransfer Credit with a D
TRTransfer Credit
UUnsatisfactory
VCVocational Education Credit
WWithdrawal
WVWaived Credit

Grade Point Average (GPA) Quality points are determined by multiplying the credit hours for a course by the points earned as shown above for each mark. A student’s grade point average is obtained by dividing the total number of quality points by number of hours excluding courses for which the marks of NP, IP, TR, TA, TB, TC, TD, LL, P, S, AU, W, or U are recorded. For an example on how to determine a GPA, please refer to the student handbook.

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