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AADSAS and transcripts

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by boostz, May 27, 2002.

  1. boostz

    boostz Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2002
    I have official transcripts from a community college that I requested a while back,to keep for my records (Job or international schools etc...). They were mailed to my address, and I have never opened them. At this time I have a dispute with this college, they think I owe them money and refuse to send out official transcripts. Do you think AADSAS will accept the official ones that I have.They were never opened and bear the stamp on the outside. They account for all the classes I have taken at that particular community college. Also will the schools accept them if the copy's sent by AADSAS to schools show that the transcripts were originally sent to my home address. I really can't afford to pay the college to resolve this problem, (even if I could not sure I would). Does anyone think having official transcripts mailed to my home address and then forwarded to AADSAS a problem. the other schools I have attended (universities) will send my transcripts directly to AADSAS.
    Any thought on this will be much appreciated.
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  3. DesiDentist

    DesiDentist G. S. Khurana, DMD, MBA Moderator Emeritus Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    Washington, DC
    SDN Exhibitor
    hey there B,

    I don't think this will be a problem. I ordered like 10 transcripts from the community college I went to like in January. However, you can apply but when you get accepted somewhere they will need to see current transcripts so that may pose as a problem. I would advise you to take care of this problem, you don't want this problem haunting when you become a dentist or hurt your credit. I would take care of it ASAP.


  4. ItsGavinC

    ItsGavinC Dentist Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Oct 7, 2001

    AADSAS will accept the transcripts in that form. In fact, due to many schools being swamped with requests for transcripts to be mailed, this year AADSAS is advising students to receive the transcripts from their registrars, have them placed in an official school envelope with the Transcript Matching Card, have the envelope sealed with the school stamp, and then have the applicant mail the transcripts directly to AADSAS (this is essentialy what you are doing).

    At my school, for instance, the registrar had 240+ transcripts to mail out last week. I had them print mine, threw in the Matching Card, the school sealed it, and I dropped it in the mail. This is for sure the way to go if you have any doubt about the school taking forever to mail out your records.

    The only piece your transcripts will be missing is the 2003 Transcript Matching Card, which is required by the ADEA to match your transcripts with your AADSAS file in an efficient manner. Despite this, I don't know how much of a problem not having the card included will cause. Perhaps you can find out by calling the ADEA.

    - G
  5. boostz

    boostz Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2002
    Thanks guys. I have been out of school for a while. And my transcripts from that college are my only concern.

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