you have to wait until june 1 because you have to send in your transcripts with a sheet of paper with a bar code on it that references you with your addsas # with your transcripts.can you send in transcripts to AADSAS before they even open the application June 1? Like once my spring grades are finalized around May 12, can I send the transcripts right away? Or do you have to wait until June 1 for some reason?
Thank you all so much for all of your help.
Okay..so I can hit submit June 1st, this is assuming that I've entered all of my grades and everything. Then I get an AADSAS number sign sheet and I mail it in. That same day, I can start requesting my transcript (3 different schools). I know something will likely take a lot of time or may go wrong..so I really want to understand the exact steps now. I CAN submit on June 1st, it just won't be finalized. I won't have my DAT scores until July 1st, but I can still submit right?
Someone said that I should have this all ready on a word document before hand (especially my grades). Does anyone know exactly how to do this? I can't find that post and I don't remember who it was?
Thank you all so much for all of your help-- it means a lot to me.
don't waste your time typing up your classes in word before june 1st. just have a copy of your official transcript in front of you when you are putting grades/classes/etc in. the only typed material you really need when you start are your PS, EC's, and awards.
june 1st - aadsas opens - enter data - print transcript matching forms -order transcript requests - wait!! - aadsas verifies transcripts - wait again - interview - wait - accept/denial - party/depression
What about letters? Do we have to wait until June 1 to print out the LOR matching forms or can we do that before hand?? Can we have our committee letters sent before June 1?
you can, but if it is like mine there are spaces between some words on the official, but not the official...some classes are abreviated on the unofficial but not on the official...etc, etc, etc. those subtle differences can postpone verification for a few weeks which is something you really don't want. its better to just use what aadsas is going to be looking at anyway, so save your self a headache and snag you an official copy from your registrar - they'll hook it up for youhaha can't wait for the party/depression. Definitely going to celebrate with liquor/antidepressants jk. Can I use my unofficial transcript? Isn't that the same thing?
Sorry for all the detailed Q's, just don't want to wait till last minute.
you can, but if it is like mine there are spaces between some words on the official, but not the official...some classes are abreviated on the unofficial but not on the official...etc, etc, etc. those subtle differences can postpone verification for a few weeks which is something you really don't want. its better to just use what aadsas is going to be looking at anyway, so save your self a headache and snag you an official copy from your registrar - they'll hook it up for you
you can not send the letters before aadsas opens because you need a letter matching form to give to your LOR writer. e-submit LOR? fine, you still cant do it until aadsas opens because you will have to enter your LOR writer's email in the appropriate place so they can write the letter for ya.
the only thing you can do BEFORE aadsas opens is gather the letters (sealed of course) and mail them in another envelope with a letter matching form once aadsas opens. same with committee letters
to do before june 1:
-get official transcripts (your own copy)
-give your LOR writer's a heads up and see if they can have them done by june 1 (in your hands would be excellent!)
-work on your PS and have everyone and their mom read it before you submit
-have a list of EC's, employment, awards, and dental exp
-have a beer and relax - june 1 will be here soon enough
i think that covered most of the concerns so far