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Submitting Official Transcripts via Common App

chinaman545chinaman545 Posts: 50User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
edited October 2011 in Common Application
Can someone confirm/contradict that the Official School Transcript can be submitted online along with the Secondary School Report via the online Common Application? If so, how does one let his/her counselor know to send the Official Transcript with the SSR online? Or are the instructions for sending the Official Transcript with the SSR already provided in the e-mail sent to the counselor from the Common App website? The reason I ask is that people have been telling me that the Official Transcript must be submitted by paper and others are telling me that the Official Transcript may be submitted online. I need confirmation. Also, must the common app be submitted before the Official transcripts/SSR are sent in by the counselor? Or does it not matter? Thanks!
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Replies to: Submitting Official Transcripts via Common App

  • lucretinthlucretinth Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    Yeah, I'd like to know if I ned to mail transcripts out or if they are included with the counselor's recommendation as well.
  • ckinkadeckinkade Posts: 12Registered User New Member
    I've got this one! My counselor forgot to do it, so I had to help her do it over the past week. The SSR just has some stats about the school, but then it asks for ratings of the student such as academics, sports, etc. Towards the end, the counselor can (should) upload a reccomendation letter. There is also a spot to upload an official transcript, assuming your school has it available. My counselor tried to upload it, but it said "invalid access," which probably had to do with the security on the school computers. She then had to switch to "Offline Provider" and do everything in paper, which is a PAIN.

    ***note the letter of reccomendation your counselor writes needs to be generic, because it goes to every school on your list
  • whitecadillacwhitecadillac Posts: 836Registered User Member
    ^but in general your counselor should be able to submit it online right?
  • ipopovaipopova Posts: 82Registered User Junior Member
    whitecadlilac, right. My counselor was able to upload my transcript.
  • RiddlebenetteRiddlebenette Posts: 5Registered User New Member
    Hello Everybody,

    Can anybody tell me the reason behind submitting your transcript?

  • twoby2013twoby2013 Posts: 120Registered User Junior Member
    If you don't mind a couple of add on questions...

    Are the Common App directions to the Counselor explicit, ours has needed a lot of handholding; and

    Does the Counselor do this just once, i.e. Once the Counselor fills out the form and uploads the trasncript, does this suffice for all Common App schools, just like the uploaded Letters of Rec?

  • kleibokleibo Posts: 1,306Registered User Senior Member
    Anything that gets uploaded is uploaded for all the apps. GC needs to be very careful - nothing can be changed once its uploaded.
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