Grades & Transcripts

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Learn More About Your Grades!

We know you may have questions about how your grades are calculated, how to dispute and improve them and much more.  Get useful information about grades, along with how to request your transcripts.

Here are the grades LASC uses on our transcripts and what they mean towards calculating your GPA. Your GPA is calculated by averaging the points associated with the grade you receive by how many classes you were enrolled in:

Grade Points
A - Excellent 4
B - Good 3
C - Satisfactory 2
D - Less than Satisfactory 1
F - Failing 0
P - Pass* (formerly Credit) At least satisfactory
Units awarded but not counted in GPA
NP - No Pass* (formerly No Credit)

Less than satisfactory
Units awarded by not counted in GPA

Only courses authorized by the Los Angeles Community College District may be given P or NP options.

RD - Report Delayed* Grade filed late or not yet filed by the instructor
I - Incomplete * Incomplete academic work
IP - In Progress * A course that goes beyond the normal academic term
MW - Military Withdrawal * An active military servicemember is called to service
W - Withdrawal *

Withdrawing from a class after two weeks and through 75% of the time the class is scheduled to meet

* See Grading Symbols and Definitions in the current Course Catalog for more information.

If you need to get a copy of your grades, you can use your online Student Information System (SIS) account to get a printout of them. You can also get a grade printout at Admissions & Records during their office hours.

Neither of these is considered a transcript or a verification of enrollment. See Transcript Requests below to find out how you can get official or unofficial transcripts or verifications of enrollment through your SIS account.

We understand. Sometimes you just didn’t get the grade you wanted or were expecting to get. That’s okay! You can have another chance at it. At LASC, you can have up to three chances to improve your grade. Be aware that if you repeat a course, the highest grade earned will be used for your GPA.

If you need to repeat a course for the third time, you will have to petition to show you really need to improve your grade. Find out more about how all of this works by looking up Course Repetition to Improve Substandard Grades in the Course Catalog. We recommend talking with your academic counselor about it, too. They can help determine if it is the best thing for you to do and if it will affect your financial aid.

If you looked at your grades through the Student Information System and noticed a grade was entered incorrectly, find out how to appeal a grade on our FAQs page.

If you want to dispute a grade you disagree with that you received from your instructor, here are the steps you need to take to resolve it:
Step 1: Talk with the Instructor about your grade and why you disagree with it.
Step 2: If you were unable to come to a resolution with your Instructor, you can speak with the Department Chair for that academic program.
Step 3: If the situation still hasn’t been resolved, make an appointment with the Dean of the Academic Department who oversees that Instructor.
Step 4: The Dean may refer you to talk with the Dean of Student Services or the Vice President if you are still not content with the outcome.
Step 5: If you still have no resolution, the Dean or Vice President may refer you to the LASC Compliance Officer. Please review the Grievance Procedures in the Course Catalog for more information.

Transcript Requests 

Official LACCD Transcripts 

In 2017, LACCD transitioned from nine college specific transcripts to a single district transcript for all nine colleges.  If you attended one or more LACCD Colleges since 1974 and beyond, all courses will appear on one transcript. Please place the transcript order at the last LACCD College you attended. If you completed courses at other LACCD colleges. The LACCD transcript will reflect both credit and noncredit courses completed at any of the nine LACCD Colleges. 

The LACCD consists of the following nine California Community Colleges: 

  • Los Angeles City College (LACC)
  • East Los Angeles College (ELAC)
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC)
  • Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC)
  • Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC)
  • Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC)
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC)
  • Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC)
  • West Los Angeles College (WLAC)

Request a Transcript Online (Preferred Method) 

To request a transcript online, you must pay the transcript fee using a credit or debit card. As of December 1, 2020, LACCD will use Parchment transcript ordering service. The Parchment transcript ordering service charges a $2.75 convenience fee to process an online order. Transcript processing time is 10 business days.  

To order transcript through Parchment website:  

  1. Visit the Parchment website. 
  2. If you have never used Parchment ordering service before, click on New Learner Account. 
  3. If you have used Parchment ordering service before, click on the Existing User Account. 
  4. If you are a third-party ordering on behalf of the student, click on New Third Party Account. 
  5. Read the information and carefully follow the instructions for ordering transcripts

To order transcript through student portal:  

  1. Log on to the student portal.
  2. Click on "Academic Records"
  3. Click on "Official Transcript Requests"
  4. You are now on the Parchment transcript ordering website.
  5. If you have never used Parchment ordering service before, click on New Learner Account. 
  6. If you have used Parchment ordering service before, click on the Existing User Account. 
  7. If you are a third-party ordering on behalf of the student, click on New Third Party Account. 
  8. Read the information and carefully follow the instructions for ordering transcripts.

Request a Transcript by Mail 

To request your transcript by mail, download the Transcript Request Form (Please add link)
Alternatively, you may send a written request, with the following information (print clearly): 

  1. Name
  2. Any other names (including spelling variations of your name/s)
  3. Social Security Number and/or college assigned ID number
  4. Mail all transcript requests to:College physical address
  5. Date of Birth
  6. Dates of Attendance (to the best of your knowledge)
  7. Number of copies required
  8. Address where transcripts are to be sent (Student is responsible for the correct address.)
  9. Your signature (Your request will be returned if your signature is missing.)
  10. Your current address and phone number

Payment by personal check or money order should be made payable to your home-campus. 

INCOMING TRANSCRIPTS/RECORDS:

Incoming transcripts sent from other schools to LACCD campuses should be sent to  

  • Los Angeles City College (LACC): admissions@lacity.edu
  • East Los Angeles College (ELAC): admissions2@elac.edu
  • Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC): transcripts@lahc.edu
  • Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC): admissions@lamission.edu
  • Los Angeles Pierce College (LAPC): transcripts@piercecollege.edu
  • Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC): lasc-transcripts@lasc.edu
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College (LATTC): applications@lattc.edu
  • Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC): incomingtranscripts@lavc.edu
  • West Los Angeles College (WLAC): wlac-transcripts@laccd.edu

Electronic transcripts are preferred. Official high school or college transcripts must be sent from institution to institution to be considered official. You may choose to have your official high school or college transcript mailed directly to the campus address.

Foreign records: Please check with your home-campus before selecting to complete the evaluation process. 

Have you completed courses in a foreign country that you’d like to have evaluated for transfer credit? If so, your transcript needs to be reviewed by one of these approved agencies:  

Agencies Approved by the Commission for Foreign Transcript Evaluation 

If you are required to submit evidence of high school completion (diploma or GED) for financial aid purposes, you will need to provide a translated notarized copy of your high school document.   

Questions?
Please contact Admissions & Records at 323-241-5321 if you have any questions along the way.