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Different Reports by Counselor(or principal)

diwashdiwash Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
edited June 2011 in Nepal
Hello everyone,
In the common app, as you all know, there are three reports to be completed by our Counselor(principal)- Secoundary School report, midyear report and the final year report.
and Is
Secoundary school report - Class 9 and Class 10 report to be attached with this report.
Mid year report- Class 11 results to be attached in this report( I am A level Student so As level Results..that may be of the internal examination)
Final report - Final examination of A level (or +2) to be attached.

I think these reports should be subimitted at different time in a year for a student applying before highschool graduation and all at the same time by a student applying after highschool graduation.

Correct me if I am wrong and if I am right then please do tell me that I am right.

Thanks in advance.
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Replies to: Different Reports by Counselor(or principal)

  • cc2016cc2016 Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    well never heard of such.....but since i don't know anyone applying before graduation can't be sure of it....
  • SikorskySikorsky Registered User Posts: 5,851 Senior Member
    Here's the way American secondary schools do this, and what American colleges and universities probably expect.

    First of all, American high schools go through grade 12, so American students applying to colleges are almost all in the 12th grade. In addition, most American schools operate by either semesters, so they give grades twice per year, or (less commonly) trimesters, so they give grades three times per year.

    The school sends the Secondary School Report by the college or university's application deadline (usually some time between November, for Early Action or Early Decision applications, and the middle of January). Along with it, the school sends a transcript that lists the student's courses and marks for Grades 9, 10 and 11. But this form is due too early in the year to include the student's marks for the first part of Grade 12.

    So, after the midpoint of Grade 12, the school sends a mid-year report with an updated transcript. Schools that operate on a semester calendar send this report after first-semester marks have been reported; I don't know whether schools on a trimester calendar wait until the end of the second trimester. The purpose of this form is to confirm that the student has enrolled and persisted in the classes that he reported he was taking, and to tell colleges and universities what the student's marks are mid-year.

    After the school year has ended and the student's marks have been computed, schools send the final report. The purpose of this form is to verify that the student has completed the courses in which he or she was previously enrolled, and to report the student's final marks to colleges and universities.

    Most American students apply to colleges while they are still in secondary school, so the case of students who apply after graduation is not very common. (Some students transfer from one institution to another, but that's a different case. I assume you are talking about applying for freshman admission. Although some Americans do, for example, enter the military and then attend a college or university, they are the minority of American teens.) When this happens, however, those applicants will have the secondary schools from which they graduated send an official transcript listing all the courses they took and marks they earned while they were in attendance, as well as the date of their graduation. The school probably also sends a Secondary School Report (I don't actually know), but there is no reason to send the Mid-Year Report or Final Report.

    Darn, that was a lot of typing. I hope it helps you figure out which forms your secondary school should send to American colleges and universities, and when it should send them.
  • diwashdiwash Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    @Sikarsky..first of all thank you for such a long and informative reply. Yes, I am talking about freshman appliction. So, you mean I could only provide Secondary School report form to my Principal( Or Counselor) to complete it and provide him grade 9, 10 and A level final report to attach with the document (and ofcourse his recommandation too) to send the document to colleges and universities. Thanks dude, you really helped me.
  • ExpeliarmusExpeliarmus Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    @diwash: Add IS (International Supplement) to the list as well.
  • diwashdiwash Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    oh yes ofcourse I just forgot. thanks Expeliarmus...
    so the list becomes
    SSR form with recommandation
    grade 9 progress report
    grade 10 progress report
    A level final report
    IS (international supplement)
    and also Ed commitment form if applting for ED
  • sixstringsrockersixstringsrocker Registered User Posts: 631 Member
    The way I did it, I sent SLC report card's copy w/ SSR. I didn't send any MR. I sent 11th grade report card's copy w/ FR (I didn't take a year off) and IS. The international adcoms know that our system is different, so this works for us. When in doubt, always ask.
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