Study Abroad Transcript Question (Supplemental Transcripts)

May 26, 2020
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Hi all, I've been trying to get in contact with AAMC regarding this question but they are (understandably) very busy at this time, so I thought I'd ask it here as well. Last year I participated in a faculty-led study abroad program that was administered by a different school than I attend (the administering university itself was not a foreign university, but the program took place abroad). After the completion of the program, the credit was transferred to the university I attend and is visible on my official transcript. I currently have indicated that no transcript is needed from the administering school because the credit was transferred to my university. Am I correct in doing this? (My indicated reason for an exception was “Foreign Institution or Study abroad program sponsored by U.S., U.S. territorial or Canadian institution- Credits transferred”).

Additionally, when I went to order an official transcript from my university, I was told that students who have Study Abroad programs on their records will require a supplemental transcript that is not available on the Credentials Solutions online order form. The credits transferred from the program are already visible on my regular transcript. My question is if this supplemental transcript is needed for my AMCAS application? I can't post a photo of this transcript for privacy reasons, but it is essentially a form in which the course name, number, and grade is written in by hand and signed by somebody. It doesn't look to be official compared to my regular transcript. If this is in fact required, I can only have a paper copy sent to AMCAS. Can this paper copy be sent in with the same transcript request form and transcript ID as my official electronic transcript that I have already ordered to be sent?

Thank you in advance! I have tried to gather as much information as possible regarding this question, but have gotten mixed reviews so I thought I'd ask here/see if anyone has been in a similar situation.
 

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I was in a similar situation, where the study abroad credits were transferred to my main UG transcript, but the institution I studied abroad with is based in the US. I was told that I need to submit a separate transcript.

You should check the AMCAS handbook, because there is a listing of such institutions for which you have to submit a transcript. They also state a few exceptions where you do *not* have to submit transcript. I also emailed [email protected] to make sure, which I recommend you do as well. It will take them a few business days to get back to you.

If you do have to send in a transcript, it will have to be an official one from the institution. A paper copy can be sent in, but you will have to create a new transcript request form for the study abroad institution (by unchecking the 'transcript is not necessary' box).
 
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If I understand correctly
You go to school A, your home school
You took a study abroad sponsored by school B, a US school
The study abroad credits were formally reported on school’s B record
School B then transferred credits to School A, your home school

You need to have school B transcripts sent in. They would be considered the “original” transcripts for the study abroad
 
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May 26, 2020
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I was in a similar situation, where the study abroad credits were transferred to my main UG transcript, but the institution I studied abroad with is based in the US. I was told that I need to submit a separate transcript.

You should check the AMCAS handbook, because there is a listing of such institutions for which you have to submit a transcript. They also state a few exceptions where you do *not* have to submit transcript. I also emailed [email protected] to make sure, which I recommend you do as well. It will take them a few business days to get back to you.

If you do have to send in a transcript, it will have to be an official one from the institution. A paper copy can be sent in, but you will have to create a new transcript request form for the study abroad institution (by unchecking the 'transcript is not necessary' box).

Thank you! Did you designate the original school as a study abroad program on your application even though it was a US based institution?
 

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