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Tips for Password Protected Transcript Files

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If your transcripts come in a password protected portfolio, you need to EXTRACT the pdf from the portfolio to remove the password requirement.  To do so:

  1. Access the transcript per the email you receive from NSC.
    1. It’s in a “portfolio” format so it can be bundled with the security features.
    2. Download the transcript to your computer.
  2. Start your Adobe Reader/Adobe Acrobat program
    1. File > Open > [the NSC transcript just downloaded]
    2. Double-click the image to open the transcript
  3. On the Adobe menu bar, do:
    1. File > Extract File from Portfolio
    2. RENAME the extracted pdf. We suggest adding your last name and ELO id number.
    3. CONFIRM that the extracted, renamed file opens and does NOT ask for a password.
    4. If not, then repeat the process.
  4. Upload the EXTRACTED pdf file with the new filename to DPI.  Please do not send the NSC portfolio. We will not be able to open it to confirm your credits.