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Is the transcript request form necessary if your school has their own form

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by sssddd, May 30, 2008.

  1. sssddd

    sssddd Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    My school has their own electronic system where I fill in the address and everything and then they will mail first class, is that good enough? Is the amcas transcript request form needed to be attached or is that just an addition thing in case we need it.
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  3. SilentNight

    SilentNight 7+ Year Member

    Mar 4, 2008
    From my understanding it is required to have the transcript request form attached.
  4. LikeClockWork

    LikeClockWork Guest

    Jul 23, 2007
    It does list not having the AMCAS sheet as a reason the transcript may be rejected. I'm sure your school does this for every pre-med candidate they have, so it won't be a big deal.
  5. Bahadur

    Bahadur Cookies! nom nom nom 2+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    Don't worry. A lot of Universities (at least the UCs) send transcripts electronically to AMCAS because of a deal they have set up.

    The registrar always tries to convince me that the cover sheet is not needed and that they end up throwing it away as soon as i leave the window, haha.
  6. jamesrick80

    jamesrick80 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    It is not required to have the transcript request form. Just make sure you already started the AMCAS application and that your school's identification number and social security number is on the application. I sent mine without any form and they sent me a email stating that they have received it.
  7. realjara

    realjara 2+ Year Member

    May 2, 2008
    Same with me. My schools only allow e-transcript requests and would not attach AMCAS request letter. I added my AMCAS ID in the "send to" address and everything was received with no delay.
  8. Tenk

    Tenk Faculty 10+ Year Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    Big school - not required.

    Small school - better to be safe than sorry.
  9. the donkey

    the donkey 5+ Year Member

    Mar 28, 2008
    i didn't use the amcas form. just requested a transcript to be mailed to amcas by student services, and i had no problems. if its easier to use the amcas form, though, use it.

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