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Transcripts and Sealed Envelope

dreamUnidreamUni Posts: 141Registered User Junior Member
Should my academic records/transcripts be sealed by the respective school officer into the respective school sealed envelope with the school's stamp or officer's signature on it OR I can just put them all into one sealed envelope?

If I certify my transcripts at a earlier date and never ask the school officer to seal them in an envelope, but have come back to the school office again and asked the officer to seal them into the school envelope at a later date, is it alright?

If the date that my school officer certify the transcripts is different from the date that they seal it into the envelope, is it alright?

Is it alright for the transcripts in the envelope to be certified at different date?
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Replies to: Transcripts and Sealed Envelope

  • sundollsundoll Posts: 473Registered User Member
    Call admissions to be sure, but I recall transcripts only being considered official if they are sealed individually by school. If you put them all into one envelope and seal it yourself, they have no way of confirming you didn't tamper with the documents first or that they were even generated by your school. Some schools are now eligible to send transcripts to UT electronically and have them considered official, but I think that might only be for other college transcripts. Your school should know whether or not they offer this option.

    There isn't usually a date discrepancy issue, but I suppose it depends on how your school seals it's transcripts. All of mine had a stamp with a signature across the flap on the back of the envelope, but no date to compare it to when the transcript was prepared. I doubt it would be a concern, but you could always ask admissions to be sure if you look at the transcript at the seal across the back does contain a date.
  • xtraxtra Posts: 761Registered User Member
    I asked admissions before, and they said that they envelope must be sealed by the respective school. What I would do i your case is send a copy of the transcript (sealed by registrar) to yourself and then bring the transcript to the regional admissions center of UT. That way, the transcript counts and you can save some money that way
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