Is there any significant difference between report cards and transcripts, both of which show the students' grades?

To the best of my knowledge, report cards are sent directly to the students' houses in order to inform their parents of their childrens' scores while the transcripts are the one that the student/s can apply for as many copies as they want to send to some colleges for application uses or for some certain purposes.

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A report card is a short term report of the student's grade. A student will get a report card for a six-weeks grading period or a nine-weeks grading period. Transcripts have all the grades you have received in that school for your entire time at that school. A senior in high school sends copies of his transcripts to a college to show the college all the grades he received on his report cards throughout the years.

The same is true in college. Students receive a report card for that term. If they transfer to another school or get a job, they get their transcripts so they can show all the courses they took and the grades they received for those courses.

Chalk
chivalryTo the best of my knowledge, report cards are sent directly to the students' houses in order to inform their parents of their childrens' scores
Yes. In my experience the term 'report cards' applies only to grade school and sometimes to high school students and/or their parents. College level students are mailed 'grade reports' and parents have nothing to do with it.

A transcript, as stated above, is a record of all grades at a given institution. Typically when they are ordered, a fee is charged, and they are not given directly to the students but are mailed directly to those who want to see the grades, as specified by the student. The reason for the direct mailing is to prevent the student from altering any of the grades on the transcript before sending it to the intended recipient.

CJ