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Transcript Error- advice please

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by jasmine, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. jasmine

    jasmine Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2001
    OK, so I have a problem - my physics lab grade shows up in parenthesis and does not appear to count towards my graduation credits although the grade and # credits the class is worth appears.

    I have a senior year lab that is worth half a credit but is represented by one full credit instead - the transcript office simply took the half credit from sophomore year and added it in senior year with the credits for this class. So it looks like I got 1 full credit for this lab instead of 0.5.

    So this is how it looks:
    Class Credits Grade
    (Physics lab 0.5 A)
    Diversity of Life Lab 1.0 A-

    When it SHOULD look:
    Physics lab 0.5 A
    Diversity of Life Lab 0.5 A-

    I can get this fixed - but the issue is now that I've already submitted my transcript and want to submit my application - I'm afraid that AMCAS will show my grades as a mismatch if I enter them correctly, but I'm afraid also that when (if) the schools question me about the parenthesis I'm going to have to explain the error in my senior year - which I feel will be bad because that grade will have counted for twice the credit it's really worth if I enter it as my transcript says. And that seems to me rather deceitful (I did well in teh class). But it's a lousy half-credit and changes my science GPA by .02 and my other GPA by nothing at all.

    Argh. So what to I do.
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  3. serpiente

    serpiente Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 28, 2001
    I had an error on one of my transcripts too--but it was the name of the class, not credits etc. I also noticed it after I had xsent the transcript to AMCAS. What I did was have my school registrar 1.)fix the mistake 2.) print me out a new transcript and 3.) send a notarized signed letter to AMCAS with the new transcript explaining the error. Now I know that AMCAS recieved all of that but I have no idea what they're going to do about it. Sounds like they are not verifying apps (especially those sub,itted recently) for a while anyway. I think you certainly have time to get the situation resolved before AMCAS ever gets close to looking at it.

    Essentially I think you should do what I did--get your registrar to fix the transcript , and send the revised transcript to AMCAS along with a signed letter from the registrar explaining the error.
  4. jasmine

    jasmine Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 7, 2001

    Well I called the transript office - they fixed the error - I'll enter it as it's supposed to be - and hopefully things work out. Thanks S!

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