SCHOLARSHIPS

Options for Uploading Transcripts

Electronically transmitting transcripts to OSAC:

  • If you are a current high school senior or graduate of the prior academic year, your High School Registrar or Transcript Processor may upload high school transcripts through OSAC's 'High School Portal' (OSAC secure web portal). Use the 'Request High School Upload' option in your online Scholarship Application to complete a form to give to your high school Registrar or the person who processes transcript requests.
  • All applicants can request a copy of their unofficial transcript from their high school and then scan and save it to their computer as a PDF file. The scanned file can also be saved as an image file (.jpg, .tif, or .gif), and then uploaded to the Scholarship Application.

Mail the transcripts to OSAC at the address below:

  • Students generate from their Application a cover sheet with the document information and mail the cover sheet and the transcripts to OSAC before the Early Bird or final deadline.
  • In all cases: For security purposes, before photocopying, scanning, or submitting transcripts, mark out the student’s Social Security Number (SSN).
  • If submitting a website transcript, do not take a screen shot or copy and paste into a document, it will be rejected.
  • Transcripts sent to OSAC via e-mail will NOT be accepted.
  • If you are unsure about how to obtain a copy of your high school, college, or GED transcript, see how to obtain a copy of your transcript.

Upload Options

  1. High School Uploads/Transmits Transcript using High School Portal.
    • Students (current high school seniors or graduates of the prior academic year) completing the Scholarship Application can request that their high school upload/transmit their high school transcript. The student fills out and prints the "High School Transcript Upload Request Form" that contains instructions to their high school's Registrar on how to access OSAC's secure web portal. The student is responsible for delivering the form to the high school (some high schools will not upload a transcript unless the student signs and gives the form to them). After the high school has processed the transcript request, the student will be able to view the transcript that the high school uploaded.
  2. Applicant Uploads the Transcript :

    • Black out Social Security Number (SSN): If an SSN is on the transcript, the applicant must mark out the SSN.
    • Scan the transcript: If you don't already have a file, scan the transcript and save as a PDF file (viewable with Adobe Reader or Preview) or an image file (.jpg, .tif, or .gif).
      • Scan at School, home, or a Copy Center: Scan transcripts and documents at a local copy center. If the transcript or document is more than one page, request that it be scanned into one file. You will need to provide a USB flash drive or disk to save your document.
    • Upload the File(s): Select the 'Upload' option in Scholarship Application. When prompted, upload the transcript:
      • Have multiple files? If you have multiple files for the same document (e.g., a file for each page or each school), then select the online document tool.
      • Already uploaded the document? If you select the replace file upload option, then Scholarship App will automatically overwrite and replace the previously uploaded file.
    • Scanned File Will Not Upload? If you have a scanned file, but it won't upload, then try these suggestions:
      • Is your file something other than a PDF file or image file (.jpg, .tif, or .gif)? If so, the Application will not accept the document for the upload. Examples file formats that OSAC does NOT accept are Microsoft word files, zip files, or executables. Re-scan your file to be a PDF file or image file.
      • Is your file larger than 4 megabytes? If so, Scholarship App won't be able to upload the file. Make the file smaller by:
        • Scanning the document in grayscale (black and white, not color);
        • Reducing the resolution of the scan: don't select "best resolution" (75 dpi is good enough for viewing on the script and a printable version); and/or
      • Are you using a wireless connection? Some wireless connections may drop the connection if the upload takes too long, so try using a wired connection.
      • Try another browser. If using Internet Explorer, try Firefox; if using Firefox, try Safari.
      • If everything you tried failed, use the 'Send or deliver' option in Scholarship Application.
  3. Student Unable to Scan, Upload, or Transmit?
    Select the 'Send or deliver' option in Scholarship Application to indicate that you cannot upload the transcript or document. When you click on the 'Mail or Hand Deliver Document' button, the Application will produce a cover sheet with the student's name, Application number, and the document description. Students can print and staple this cover sheet to the paper transcript or document. The documents must be received at OSAC by the Early Bird or Final deadlines.