What is the difference between an Official and Unofficial transcript?
Official transcripts are prepared by a college bearing their official seal and provided in a sealed envelope. If the envelope is opened by anyone other than an official at the receiving college, it is no longer considered official.
Unofficial transcripts is a record of college classes taken including grades received. The document can be produced by the college or student, but does not have a raised college seal. It may also be a transcript that bears the official seal, but is not in the original sealed envelope. These transcripts can be emailed or faxed to NVCC.
How do I know what kind of transcript is needed?
To Waive Placement Testing or Prerequisite Requirements (Unofficial transcript accepted)
Unofficial college transcripts may be submitted to waive placement testing and prerequisite requirements. Contact the respective college to request your transcript. These transcripts may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 203-596-8766.
To transfer credits to NVCC (Official transcript needed)
An official college transcript is required to assess if your courses are eligible for transfer towards your NVCC degree or certificate. Contact the respective college to request your official transcript or CollegeBoard.org to transfer AP credits. Transcripts are only considered official when received in the original sealed envelope. Transcripts may be sent from the college directly to the Admissions Office.
Naugatuck Valley Community College
Admissions, Room K502
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Please note: Official college transcripts may also be used to waive placement testing or prerequisite requirements.