winddolphin

10+ Year Member
Sep 19, 2008
51
0
So Cal
Status
Pre-Veterinary
Of course, I mailed out all my materials in time. I have two transcripts, one from my primary university another from a JC. All vet schools that I applied to got my transcripts and other materials, but not UPenn. When I called in the middle of Oct asking if they had the transcripts and such, they were still missing the transcript from my primary school (mailed on 9/23). But the guy whom I talked to said they probably just havent sorted it yet. He said I could request another copy to be sent, but he didn't think it was necessary.
So I just waited, and toward the end of Nov, UPenn notified me that the transcript is still missing and I should send it in ASAP. I requested another copy to be send (extra fees....); this time UPenn got in on 12/3.

Sorry my story's kind of long! Here's my question: will this be counted against me? Afterall, they did not receive my transcript before the deadline. Heck, from their record they won't know I did mail the transcript in Sept.
I know I am probably not the only one facing this situation, but I am still a bit worried.
 

robeezy08

10+ Year Member
Dec 11, 2008
358
1
Philly
Status
Veterinary Student
Of course, I mailed out all my materials in time. I have two transcripts, one from my primary university another from a JC. All vet schools that I applied to got my transcripts and other materials, but not UPenn. When I called in the middle of Oct asking if they had the transcripts and such, they were still missing the transcript from my primary school (mailed on 9/23). But the guy whom I talked to said they probably just havent sorted it yet. He said I could request another copy to be sent, but he didn't think it was necessary.
So I just waited, and toward the end of Nov, UPenn notified me that the transcript is still missing and I should send it in ASAP. I requested another copy to be send (extra fees....); this time UPenn got in on 12/3.

Sorry my story's kind of long! Here's my question: will this be counted against me? Afterall, they did not receive my transcript before the deadline. Heck, from their record they won't know I did mail the transcript in Sept.
I know I am probably not the only one facing this situation, but I am still a bit worried.
Same situation w/ me only with UPEI AND WSU, twice I resent those transcripts only to be lost...in limbo somewhere. mucho dinero for express delivery to Canada!... But back to your question, I think the only negative is a delay in application review. Good Luck!
 

Skillet9886

UFCVM c/o 2013!
10+ Year Member
Dec 4, 2008
212
0
Gainesville, FL
Status
Pre-Veterinary
I would be really surprised if this counted against you. I had to send transcripts from three different schools (I dual enrolled a bunch in high school), and one of the colleges took FOREVER mailing out my transcripts even though I ordered them early. From what I've gathered, a lot of people have problems with getting their transcripts on time, and vet schools understand this. They're looking for the most qualified applicants, and I don't think that having a transcript arrive late detracts from that at all. As long as it gets there in a timely enough manner to evaluate your application, I'd say you're totally fine.
 
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EqSci

10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Apr 23, 2008
449
1
Status
Veterinary Student
I think if it was going to count against you, they would have just thrown out the application because it was incomplete. Since they gave you time to get it in you should be perfectly fine!
 

catlover

10+ Year Member
Jan 10, 2008
84
0
Fort Collins, CO
Status
Veterinary Student
I wouldn't worry about it. Heck, Wisconsin lost my transcript themselves - they had recorded that they received it, but then couldn't find it when it was time to review it. So, everyone can make mistakes.
 
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