What Makes Transcripts Official

What Makes Transcripts Official?

Part of OTC admissions is to submit official high school or high school equivalency and official college transcripts. 

  • First time students may schedule STAR and register for their first semester of classes without official high school or high school equivalency transcripts on file.  However, official transcripts are required to be eligible for potential financial aid disbursements. 

  • Transfer and re-admitted students must have all official college transcripts on file prior to registering for classes their 2nd semester at OTC. Official transcripts must be received and credits evaluated for transfer credit in order to meet prerequisite requirements.

Send Official Transcripts To:

 Mail:

 Ozarks Technical Community College
 1001 E. Chestnut Expressway
 Springfield, MO 65802

 Electronic:  admissions@otc.edu

What Does Not Received, Incomplete, Non-Official Mean?

Not Received: We have not received your official transcript. Please submit.
Incomplete: We have received your transcript from your high school or state but your transcript did not include your graduation/completion date. Please resubmit.
Non-Official: We have received your transcript but it was marked unofficial or came from an unknown or unofficial source. To be considered official, your transcript must come from your high school office, state department or institution by mail, fax or hand delivered in the original sealed envelope. Copies of the transcript from the student are not accepted.

 

High School Transcripts

Public or Private High School: To be considered official, your transcript must be sent from the high school or hand delivered to OTC in the original sealed envelope. Your transcript must have the graduation/completion date. Transcripts sent prior to graduation are always considered incomplete.

International High School: Your transcript must include your graduation/completion date. A translated copy may be required.

Home School: Your transcript must include your home address, list of courses, grades, graduation date, and signature of parent/guardian. Transcripts may be evaluated per state regulations.

Online High School: We strongly caution you from participating in online high school diploma programs. All online high school transcripts will be evaluated for validity and most will not be accepted at OTC as official high school transcripts. We encourage you to complete a state approved high school equivalency, such as the HiSET for Missouri.  

*If your transcript was under a different name, we may have received it but may be unable to connect it to your student record.  Please email admissions@otc.edu with any previous or maiden names if your official transcript has been sent, but not connected to your student record.

High School Equivalency Transcripts (HSE/GED)

Missouri and Texas High School Equivalency:  We electronically verify your certificate.  If you completed your HSE from Missouri or Texas and it is not registering on your student account, please contact admissions@otc.edu with additional information. Click here to view your Missouri GED or HSE completion information.

GED123.ORG Transcripts:  Email admissions@otc.edu your verification code on your transcript.  We will use this code to electronically verify the completion of your GED.

Other State High School Equivalency Transcripts:  Contact the state in which you received your High School Equivalency and request your official transcript be sent to the Admissions Office.

*If your transcript was under a different name, we may have received it but may be unable to connect it to your student record.  Please email admissions@otc.edu with any previous or maiden names if your official transcript has been sent, but not connected to your student record.

College Transcripts

Public or Private College:  To be considered official, your transcript must be sent from the institution or hand delivered to OTC in the original sealed envelope.  Grade reports, degree audits, or advisor transcripts will be considered unofficial.  Transcripts marked unofficial by sending institution will not be accepted as official.

International College:  Contact registrar@otc.edu for more information.

Military, Advance Placement, and CLEP:  Copies may be presented and considered official.

*If your transcript was under a different name, we may have received it but may be unable to connect it to your student record.  Please email admissions@otc.edu with any previous or maiden names if your official transcript has been sent, but not connected to your student record.