question about transcripts
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:35 AM
So I'm having them sent to me, but does anyone know if you can make copies of them and use those copies to send along when you apply to a school?
The reason I ask is because with 4 schools to get transcripts from, I'll probably need about 5 copies of each, for the schools I'm applying to and that's going to get expensive at $5 a pop!
anyone know if other schools will accept copies?
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:38 AM
If the school sends you transcripts and they are still in a sealed envelope and your FWD that on, it is considered 'official' because the envelope seal hasn't been broken yet. Many places will allow unofficial for preliminary reasons and only request official ones at the end ... so just check on which is allowed.
There is a larger fee for 'official' transcripts as opposed to 'unofficial.' As a matter of fact, I can go online to my undergrad or grad school and print unofficial copies of my transcripts at any time.
Many employers (like when I applied to teach at a technical college) wanted unoffocial transcripts along with my application ... and then would require the official ones before they offer the position.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:40 AM
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:43 AM
I always thought they had to be sent directly to the school, but when I went to this information session because of the time crunch I'm in to get everything in, in time, the person I met with said to have them sent to me and then to bring them in with my application to have processed and then to also send a copy to the person who does the transfer credit evaluation, so he could get them done quickly.
Maybe I'll call them.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:48 AM
Yeah, given enough time, its easier to have them sent directly to the school but it sounds like you might have to pay your school an expediting fee and have them all sent to you to disperse!
You'll be fine though!
Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:52 AM
There will be a stamp right across the seal, issued to student, if opened trascript is unofficial. Or something like that.
Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:58 PM
Now I've got to send out these requests! I noticed after posting this that some of the schools only charge $2 which isn't too bad, and one of them gives the first copy for free, so maybe it won't be as bad as I thought!
Posted 04 February 2008 - 01:05 PM
I do think I got a bulk discount though. Sometimes when I went in person they didn't charge me for them.
Posted 05 February 2008 - 04:25 AM
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