Many colleges require school counselors to submit a Mid-Year Report in Common App. Other colleges do not require a Mid-Year Report to be sent, but many students still request to have a Mid-Year Report to be sent so colleges they have applied to can see how they performed in Semester 1.
To request a mid-year transcript to be sent either to Common App and/or to the specific college(s) you have applied to, you must do so through Parchment (just like how you initially requested your transcript to be sent in the Fall).
- You need to select "HOLD FOR GRADES" so your mid-year transcript does not get sent until AFTER all final grades from Semester 1 have been posted to transcripts AND your Semester 2 schedule is set.
- Mid-year transcripts are generally not ready to be sent until end of January, so please be patient! Colleges understand that high schools across the nation end Semester 1 at different times, and there is a process for loading grades and credits before transcripts are ready to be sent.
How to Connect your Parchment and Common App Accounts and Save $$$:
Step 1: Create an account at www.commonapp.org, and write down your Common App ID in a secure location. You will need this ID number to make sure your transcript gets to the right place. Use the My Colleges section of the Common App Online to assign and invite your counselor to be a recommender. Make sure you type in your counselor’s name and email address correctly.
Step 2: Create your Parchment account at www.parchment.com. When you get to the part where you search for your college name, type “Common Application” and search. Common Application (First Year Applicants) will come up on a list, select it and continue. On the next screen, you will enter your Common App ID #. Verify that the information is correct: your name and your counselor’s name. It will even list the colleges that you have selected on your Common Application! Click the Save and Continue button to move on.
Step 3: Complete the payment portion on Parchment and complete your order. This will allow the Counseling Office to automatically connect your transcript to your Common App account and you only had to pay 1 transcript request fee for all of your Common App colleges!
**Reminder - You will need to log back into Parchment and request your mid-year (late-January) and final (May) transcripts to be sent to Common App as well, so be sure to put a reminder on your calendar to not forget these important steps.
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