Definitions for "Official Transcript"
Most colleges will only accept a transcript that bears the high school seal and is mailed directly from the high school to the college. (See Transcript.)
An official transcript is a list of all classes taken and all grades received by the student, and is sent by the school in a sealed envelope, usually with an original signature of a school official and an official seal.
An official transcript is a chronological listing of a student's academic record completed at an institution which is certified by the Registrar.