There are 3 ways of getting my college transcript information:
Direct from the web at
. This is the official method. If you use the paperless method, it
involves a total fee of about $12.25 and a day or two wait. What you get
is a single pdf document that contains the transcript document and a
legend ("key") document explaining the transcript. I have extracted each
of those documents and posted them on this page.
You can use the copy I purchased. It and the key are posted to this page
for you to download.
Using screen shots, I made a copy of the transcript and put it into pdf
form (Bowden-FPC-Transcript-copy.pdf). The result is a more convenient
form with the same appearance as the original.
If you are using an original, either from this webpage or a copy you
purchased yourself, here are some useful tips in opening those documents:
You may have trouble opening it in your browser. It is better to
download it to your computer and open it with your Adobe Reader from
It comes with a surprise expiration date that's about 30 days from
the time it was generated. The college and the transcript service
don't advertise this, so I don't know the precise expiration period.
But if the "Date Modified" listed is more than roughly a month ago,
don't bother downloading it, the document has expired and is
Once you have downloaded it, it must be opened with a computer that
has access to the internet. This is because it will go to
cds.studentclearinghouse.org to check the expiration date and for
general Adobe Reader document access control.