transcript validity

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  1. vision15

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    Hi, I graduated college in 2006.
    I am wondering my transcript is still valid to apply to dental school.
    I heard some schools do not accept old transcripts.
    Please let me know.
     
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  3. Slumber

    Slumber Hear Me Roar! 5+ Year Member

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    I'm not sure what you mean by your "transcript", but if you're asking about the validity of your degree, then yes, it will always be unless your university revokes your degree for whatever reason. Although your degree is valid, your pre-requisites aren't because pre-reqs are only good for 5 years. If you want to apply to DS, it is likely that you'll need to retake all the pre-reqs.
     
  4. ktran17

    ktran17 5+ Year Member

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    School's give waivers for the 5 year expiration date for prereqs. I called multiple schools and all of them granted me a waiver for one of my prereqs
     
  5. StumpMT

    StumpMT 2+ Year Member

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    Where did you see that pre-requisites are only good for 5 years? Just about every school site that I've been to doesn't even mention it. And only a couple list anything about pre-reqs being good for so long in the ADEA guide.
     
  6. sjv

    sjv SDN Moderator 2+ Year Member

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    Call some of the schools you are interested in applying to and ask.
     
  7. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    I think the whole "prereqs are only good for X number of years" is a common misconception. Most schools don't have any verbiage regarding this on their websites.
     
  8. saintguitar

    saintguitar 2+ Year Member

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    You heard it right.
    Some schools do not accept old transcripts, some schools do.

    Your best bet is to contact schools that you want to apply to.
     
  9. vision15

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    Thanks for replying for my question.
    yes, I think it would be better idea to contact schools that I want to apply to.
     
  10. Glimmer1991

    Glimmer1991 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

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    I'd start by searching their websites, and then call if you are still unsure. :)
     
  11. StumpMT

    StumpMT 2+ Year Member

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    I've heard that schools that do have limits are more likely to take older pre-reqs if you've been working in a field where you use that knowledge to some extent.
     

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