Custom Transcripts - Editing Word Template Option

When you purchase a set of custom transcripts from, there is an option to have custom coursework included into your document. In most cases we will use general coursework that relates to your prefered degree and major. In some cases you may insist on having specific courses or classes on the document, in which case you can request exactly that. There are two ways to request this:

  1. You can give us the coursework you want and our staff can sort through it, put it in the proper order and even make sure your final GPA is properly calculated. This is the most expensive of the two options.
  2. The other option is we can give you a Word file that you can edit yourself with changes you want including exactly the classes you want, in the order you want them, with the grades you want to appear, etc. In this case, we simply print your document with the changes you have applied.

If you want to go with option #2, the following page will help you better understand how to access this Word template, make edits to the template, and send us your changes.

How do I access the transcript template?

The template is available online here. The file is hosted with Google Docs. The original file can not be edited so you must save your own copy of it to make personal changes to it.

If you have a Google account such as Gmail email, you can save this template to your own Google Doc account and edit the file using the Google Docs software. Simply go to File > Save a Copy.

If you don't have a GMAIL account or don't want to edit through Google Docs, you can save the Word file to your PC and edit it using Microsoft Word. To do so, click File > Download as > Microsoft Word (.docx). Once you have opened the file in Microsoft Word and edited your .docx file, again save the file (with your changes) to your PC and then message us back your revised Word file attached so we may print it.

What if I don't have Word?

If you don't have Word, again the best option would be to edit the file using your own Google Docs account again by going to File > Save a Copy. If you insist on editing it using a software like Word but don't own Word, you can try other word processing software such as OpenOffice which is free. Keep in mind that we do not own OpenOffice, this is merly a suggestion and you must download and install software at your own risk.

When can I start to edit the template?

As soon as you want to! You can start to make your changes now immediately after the order is placed or before. That way you can give the updated file, with your preferred coursework and grades, to our staff and they can print and ship out your order faster! If the staff has not gotten a revised file from you, they will send you a reminder to provide it since they need it to complete your order.

I need help understanding the template, what to change, what not to change, etc?

The document gives a few examples of classes and grades and scores and it should be fairly easy to understand and apply your own changes to it. You can also watch this video below where one of our designers named Elliot goes through the document and explains how to set semesters, calculate grades, and so forth. It may help you a lot.

BUT if you need help with it, wait until the support department writes you a message and you can communicate with the designer for assistance.

What happens after I've saved my changes and I'm done?

Either respond to your ticket from the design team with your Word file attached or share the Word file with us. The final document will be printed onto realistic transcript paper, an embossed seal will be added into the bottom left hand corner and a hologram will be placed on to the bottom right hand corner. A transcript key which contains general information about grading scales such as what A vs B means, will be added to the back of the document. Once all of that is applied, the final order is packaged up and shipped out to you.