What sort of information is included in a college transcript:
transcripts replace birth certificate for Obama detractors
The transcript includes the seal of the college or university, and if the transcript is considered "official"--meaning that it comes directly from
the registrar's office and could not have been tampered with by anyone else--it will usually be embossed or stamped.
Dates and Majors
The transcript contains all dates you attended the college, whether you completed a semester or not. Your major(s) will be listed, as well as any
minors you may have declared.
Courses and Grades
Each college course you have taken is listed by date, department, course number and course description. Your grade will be listed if you completed the
course; in some cases, other marks such as W for withdrawal or AU for audit are used.
The transcript shows calculated grade point average for the most recent semester as well as a cumulative average, calculated by dividing grade points
for each course by total credit hours attempted.
Any degree conferred will be listed as well, including associate's, bachelor's, masters or doctorate. Depending on the school, the ABD (all but
dissertation) designation may be noted for doctoral candidates.
Personal information on a transcript will include your name and any name changes (such as through marriage), your student identification number or
Social Security Number, and your address and birthdate, all to confirm your identity.
The hoopla over Obama's college transcripts are another sideshow to distract people from the important topics (like whether Romney paid any taxes
over the last ten years). What do transcripters want to see? That Obama isn't as smart as they think he is? (the guy graduated magna cum laude from
Harvard Law School, which would not have happened with poor grades.) Or they want to see his scholarships (which aren't actually listed on
transcripts), or they want to claim he was given financial aid as a "foreign student" - already proven false (see:
Snopes - The Occidental Tourist
), even going so far as to claim Obama received
a Fullbright scholarship (he didn't, he was an undergrad at the time the claim was, and Fullbright scholarships are only for master/doctorate
The ONLY reason birthers (now transcripters) want to go after O's transcripts is that they know such records are protected by privacy laws as of
1974. Because the college CAN'T release them, transcripters can falsely claim they are being "sealed". No president has EVER officially released
his college transcripts, even though Bush had his leaked unofficially. Personally I hope Obama does volunteer to release his, just to shut
transcripter's up and see where they set the new goal posts for demands Obama must give in to, but then why should he be degraded like this when his
predecessor's haven't been? Hell, Bush went AWOL in the Texas air national guard to go work on daddy's campaign, and even that got a pass as far as
scrutiny by the press.