How to Get a New York City High School Transcript

by Palmer Owyoung

A transcript is a copy of a student's permanent academic record. It is commonly required when applying to colleges, graduate schools and on occasion for jobs. If you attended a school in the New York City High School educational system you can get a copy of your transcript for a small fee. It will usually take between two to four weeks for them to send it to you once they receive the request.

Go to the Registrar's Office

Go to the registrar of the school that you attended with a money order for $5 made out to the school.

Fill out the transcript request form.

Provide the school with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to ensure that your transcript is delivered in a timely manner.

Request a Transcript by Mail

Get the address of the high school in New York City that you attended.

Write a transcript request letter addressed to the school's registrar or record's office. The letter should contain your complete name: last name, first name and middle name; your birth date, the year you graduated from that school or the year that you left, and a telephone number. Include the $5 processing fee in the form of a money order made out to the name of your high school. Note that personal checks are not accepted.

Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your letter.

Things You Will Need

  • Money order for $5
  • Self-addressed, stamped envelope

About the Author

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