Request an Official Transcript for College Admission
Most of the colleges to which you apply will require an official high school transcript. You must request your transcript at least three weeks before your college application deadline.
Each transcript will show courses and grades for your first six semesters in high school (9th-11th grades) as well as your senior year courses, and will be accompanied by the Libertyville High School Profile for college admissions.
Order Your Transcript in Naviance:
Colleges can be added to the Colleges I’m Applying To list in two different ways:
- From the Colleges I’m Thinking About list
- From the Colleges I’m Applying To list
From Colleges I’m Thinking About
- From Naviance Student, navigate to Colleges > Colleges I’m Thinking About.
- Place checkmarks in the checkboxes next to the schools to which you are applying.
- Click Move to Application List.
- Choose your decision plan when asked Which application deadline do you prefer? The most commom application deadlines are Early Action, Rolling, and Regular Decision. Choose wisely! If you are unsure, ask your counselor or the CRC.
- If you have already sent in your application, select the checkbox labeled I’ve already sent my application. If not, leave it unchecked.
- Use the checkboxes and drop-downs to answer the transcript-related questions.
- Click Request and Finish.
From Colleges I’m Applying To
- Click the Add button (+ sign).
- From Which college are you applying to? use the drop-down or type the name of the desired college and select from the matches.
- From App Type click the drop-down to identify your answer.
- From I’ll submit my application click the drop-down to identify your answer. *Required Step*
- If you have already sent in your application, select the checkbox labeled I’ve submitted my application. If not, leave it unchecked.
- Click Add and Request Transcript.
- From What type of transcript/s are you requesting? select the checkbox(es) that identify your answer.
- Review Where are you sending this transcript? to ensure the proper college name is displaying.
- Click Request and Finish.
Use Manage Transcripts to keep track of your general transcript requests, whether for college applications or scholarships.
- From the Colleges I’m applying to list in Naviance Student, click Manage Transcripts
- Here you can see all the institutions to which a transcript request has been associated.
- Use this to track if your transcripts have been sent.
Pending = Your request has been received by your counselor and is being processed.
Initial Materials Submitted = Your transcript has been sent!
Application Decision Plans
Colleges use priority deadlines to encourage students to apply early for best consideration in admission, scholarships, Honors College admission and sometimes housing. Common schools that use priority deadlines include:
Early Action (Non-binding)
Students apply early (typically in November) and receive a decision well in advance of the institution’s regular decision response date (typically in December).
Early Decision (Binding)
Students make a commitment to attend their first-choice school where, if admitted, they will definitely enroll. Students must withdraw all other applications if they are admitted. You must discuss this binding option with your parents, counselor and college counselor. A few colleges offer a second Early Decision deadline called EDII.
Restrictive Early Action, or sometimes called Single-CHoice Early Action (Non-binding)
Students apply to an institution of preference and receive a decision early. They may be restricted from applying ED, EA, or REA to other institutions. If offered admission, students still have until May 1 to make a final decision on where to enroll.
Rolling Admissions (Non-binding)
With this option, colleges review the application as soon as it is complete and return an admission decision right away.
Regular Decision (Non-binding)
Students submit an application by a specific date and receive a decision in a clearly stated period of time. Most regular decision deadlines are January 1 or later.