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Fall Grades-fax a copy or Official Transcript?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gooseHC, Dec 28, 2001.

  1. gooseHC

    gooseHC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    I did better this semester than I have in any i decided that the schools are getting my grades whether they like it or not...well actually I was going to call them but I want them to get them. Do you think it would be okay to fax them to them, or send a photocopy to them? Or send an official transcript? Obviously an official transcript would be best, but I feel that if I went through the registrar's office to do that, that by the time they got it, it would be too late. But if I faxed them or mailed them myself, they could get them immediately...
    If anyone else is sending grades, how are you doing it?
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  3. Mystique

    Mystique The Procrastinator 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    It depends on the school. Some schools I called preferred my grades to be faxed whereas others wanted them via snail mail. So, I would recommend you call the schools to see what they want you to do. I'm too lazy to find the thread, BUT there's a thread in the pre-allo about fall semester grades (it's probably 2-4 days old by now). I doubt you'd have any luck contacting schools right now though since most of them are "away" for the holidays. Anyways, hope this helped.
  4. skelly99

    skelly99 Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 14, 2001
    Boston, MA
    I would fax a copy with a cover letter saying that an official transcript is being sent by US mail. That way they will have the grades to use when reviewing the app, but will also get an official copy too.
  5. gooseHC

    gooseHC Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    that's a great idea. I didn't even think of that. That's the best of both worlds. They get a transcript quickly and get an official one as well.
    Also, you're from Boston. It's great to see some Bostonians on this board...I haven't seen many on here!
    thanks again
  6. Ibis

    Ibis Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Dec 16, 2001
    Miami, FL
    That's exactly what I did. I first mailed to each school a photocopy of the semester's results (which illustrated my performance, directly) and stated at the bottom that "official transcripts were forth coming".
  7. Resident Alien

    Resident Alien What? 7+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2001
    I just stated, after mailing them unofficial transcripts, that official transcripts would be sent upon request. I did this though after i talked to the admissions office and they said they didnt really want more paperwork in terms of more official transcripts! (This was OSU).

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