What is THE Official Service Transcript™ and what's on it?
The Official Service Transcript™ is an official document that provides a record of your service hours logged into x2VOL. It includes your total service hours, if those hours were verified by a third party, if those hours were approved by your school and the reflection you wrote about each service experience.
Who receives the Official Service Transcript™?
Like your test scores and academic transcript, the Official Service Transcript can be sent directly and securely to college admissions officers when applying to universities. The document will be sent to the TRANSCRIPT folder - the same place where the academic is sent. It is not sent to an "other documents" folder.
What does the Official Service Transcript™ do for me?
The Official Service Transcript™ provides college admissions officers the opportunity to see more about you than just your grades and test scores. With the transcript universities will be able to see your community dedication and how your service impacted you through your reflection. Most college admissions officers state that seeing the reflection to student service hours plays a role in who that accept to their schools.
Why should I order an Official Service Transcript™?
You should order an Official Service Transcript™ to accompany all of your college applications because it’s an opportunity to showcase characteristics of you that cannot be found through test scores or academic transcripts. Because college admissions officers like to see service and service reflections, it gives them insight on your skills, experience and personal growth.
Are Official Service Transcripts™ important to colleges?
Yes! We asked colleges and universities if official service records are important and the majority said yes.
Can an Official Service Transcript™ be sent anywhere?
Yes, you can enter the email address or physical address of where you want the Official Service Transcript™ to be sent. You can even send it to yourself.
If I send the Official Service Transcript™ to myself, can I make a copy to send to the school/college? Will it still be an official transcript?
No. It is only considered "official" and is only authenticated if it is sent from x2VOL's database to the college or university. You can make copies but they are not considered official.
What is the difference between printing off your activity log and ordering an Official Service Transcript™?
The Official Service Transcript™ is an official, authenticated document that proves your service hours. The service log provides an account of your service, but it is not an official document.
How do I order an Official Service Transcript™?
That’s easy! Log in to x2VOL and follow the steps laid out in this one minute video.
Check out this blog post on how community service prepares you for your career!