1. General Information

1.1 What is a Transcript? 

A transcript is an official document that shows your secondary school marks and credits in a British Columbia Graduation Program.  Your transcript includes; 

  • A record of the courses you have successfully completed in a British Columbia Graduation Program
  • Honours received
  • Participation in one or more special programs
  • Graduation status
  • Current marks and credits for grades 10-12 for your Graduation Program 
  • If you are on the current Graduation Program (named the 2004 Graduation Program), grades 10 through 12 will be reported.
  • If you are on another Graduation Program (e.g. the Adult Graduation Program, or other graduation programs prior to 2004), grades 11 and 12 will be reported. 

The Ministry of Education has your transcript if you attended a B.C. or Yukon secondary school, and you:

  • Graduated after 1985 or
  • Completed a grade 12 course after 1986 or
  • Attended grade 12 prior to 1974 in the University Entrance or Academic-Technical Program

1.1.1 What is a Certificate? 

A graduation certificate, sometimes referred to as a diploma or “Dogwood”, is your official graduation document. Your B.C. Graduation Program certificate can be ordered online if you graduated in British Columbia after 1985.

  • Certificate of Graduation (Dogwood Diploma), if you graduated in British Columbia after 1985
  • School Completion Certificate (Evergreen Certificate), if you completed this program
     

1.2 Where to find your Transcript or Certificate: Ministry of Education or School or District Office   

The BC Ministry of Education has your transcript if you attended secondary school in BC or the Yukon Territory AND; 

  • Graduated after 1985, or
  • Completed a grade 12 course after 1986, or
  • Attended grade 12 prior to 1974 in the University Entrance or Academic-Technical Program

Your school district office or the secondary school you last attended will have your secondary school transcript if you: 

  • Graduated (or would have graduated) between January 1974 and December 1985
  • Did not attend Grade 12
  • Did not receive your certificate (or diploma) when you graduated
  • Attended Grade 12 prior to 1974 and not in the University Entrance or Academic-Technical Program
  • Require a Yukon Territory certificate

​Schools or school district offices are required to keep your permanent student record for 55 years. You can find a listing of all BC schools using this link: School Contact Information