Reading Your Official Transcript

Beginning of Official Transcript

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 Information

Before an undergraduate student is filed to graduate, college and major is listed under the student's name:

CURRENT COLLEGE(S): BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
CURRENT MAJOR(S): BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

When an undergraduate student files to graduate, the notation changes to include type of degree:

BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR(S): BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

When an undergraduate student's degree has been posted, the notation changes again to include degree awarded date, degree type, and honors and minor(s) earned. Honors notations will appear listed under the major for which the notation applies. Students may receive Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors. Details about the awarding of these honors may be found in the UC Davis General Catalog.

DEGREE AWARDED: 12-DEC-08
BACHELOR OF ARTS
MAJOR(S): BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
WITH: HONORS
MINOR(S): COMMUNICATION

When a doctorate of philosophy degree has been posted, the notation includes degree award date, degree type, candidacy date, major, designated emphasis (if one is applicable), and title of dissertation.

DEGREE AWARDED: 12-DEC-08
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
   CANDIDATE: 12-JAN-07
   MAJOR(S): CHEMISTRY
DESIGNATED EMPHASIS: FEMINIST THEORY AND RESEARCH

DISSERTATION
TITLE OF DISSERTATION

When a master of arts or master of science graduate student's degree has been posted, the notation includes degree award date, degree type, candidacy date, major, and title of thesis.

DEGREE AWARDED: 12-DEC-08
MASTER OF SCIENCE
   CANDIDATE: 12-JAN-07
   MAJOR(S): CHEMISTRY

THESIS
TITLE OF THESIS

Note:

  • An undergraduate student's minor is not listed until the student's degree is posted to their academic record. To receive recognition for a minor students must submit a minor petition with their dean's office.
  • Undergraduates with multiple majors in the same college will have the majors listed one over the other. One diploma is issued for both completed majors. If such majors are different degree types (Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts), the student will be issued a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree.
  • Undergraduates with multiple majors in different colleges will display the majors listed separately under a heading for each college. Students with completed majors in different colleges are issued a degree from each college.
  • Undergraduates who are pursing multiple majors must complete all requirements for all declared majors in order to graduate. Failure to complete requirements for any of their majors will result 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 SUBJECT                                                   DATE         
     ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAM                                            UNITS
IB SUBJECT                                                    DATE      
     IB EXAM                                                                             UNITS
NAME  OF CA COMMUNITY COLLEGE              DATE(S)       
     JC TRANSFER UNITS                                                           UNITS
NAME OF CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY      DATE(S)                
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS                                                    UNITS  
NAME OF PRIVATE UNIVERSITY                      DATE(S)
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS                                                    UNITS
NAME OF OUT OF STATE UNIVERSITY             DATE(S)
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS                                                    UNITS
NAME OF FOREIGN UNIVERSITY                     DATE(S)
     OTHER TRANSFER UNITS                                                    UNITS
NAME OF UC SCHOOL                                    DATE(S)
     UC TRANSFER UNITS                                                          UNITS                                                  
UC-CUM:    COMPL    ATTM     PSSD    GPTS    GPA 
NAME OF UC EXTENSION                               DATE(S) 
     UC TRANSFER UNITS                                                          UNITS
UC-CUM:    COMPL    ATTM    PSSD     GPTS    GPA
     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 wepage.

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—For more information, see Academic Standing.

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"

Comments

Honors and academic experiences, such as study abroad, theses topic, and academic experiences such as internships are listed in this section. Special transcript notations such as those regarding repeated courses or credit unit reductions are also listed in this section.

Memoranda

This section lists when and how the student has fulfilled certain UC Davis requirements, such as the Entry Level Writing Requirement (ELWR) and American History (AH) Requirement. The ELWR and AH requirements are indicated as either "satisfied" or "required." If the requirements are satisfied,  the comment indicates how each is satisfied. Other listed information includes high school attended and previous degrees earned.

Note: ELWR was previously referred to as "Subject A".  This terminology was changed in Winter Quarter 2012. 



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