Official transcripts or a completed etranscript form must accompany all stipend permit applications.
Official transcripts have a security feature and/or feature a raised seal.
Etranscripts must be sent directly to an authorized agency.
The CTC maintains the right to request an official transcript through a traditional method if there is any reason to doubt the authenticity of the submission.
Electronic transcripts cannot be sent directly to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing if the applicant is requesting the stipend. Etranscripts must be sent to CDTC or an authorized agency (such as a County Office of Education) and submitted as "Verified True" per the CTC policies.
Paper transcripts DO NOT need to be in a sealed envelope. Opened transcripts are accepted so long as they follow the CTC guidance for being official (security paper and/or raised seal).
Foreign transcripts are accepted, but must be accompanied by a complete evaluation by an approved organization listed on the CTC website.
The CTC will attempt to return transcripts if accompanied by a return envelope and a request for return.
Original evaluations of foreign transcripts must be submitted or sent as etranscripts, copies are not accepted.
Unofficial transcripts, grade reports, transcripts printed at home, photo copies of diplomas, Word Documents, and Registrar letters are not acceptable for degree verification.
Applications for upgrades must include transcripts showing ALL educational requirements, not just additional courses taken for the upgrade.
The CTC does not keep records of the education used to issue the first permit, and treats each application individually.
Transcripts must be from a regionally-accredited college or university. A listing can be found on the CTC website.