ID Pictures on Transcript

<p>So at my high school, our senior id picture doesn't go in the yearbook so some people take goofy ones. I was one of those people. </p>

<p>Then, right after I took the picture, my friend told me that the photo goes on our official transcript that is sent out to colleges you apply to. </p>

<p>I'm applying to the Ivy Leagues and Stanford and what not so should I be worried? will they see my picture and think I'm stupid for goofing off like that? I'm really scared now cause I don't want one silly picture to ruin my chances especially since I've worked so hard for the past three years...</p>

<p>Someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE reply! I'm soo scared right now!</p>

<p>I have no words for this stupidity</p>

<p>No, you shouldn't be worried. It's a rather silly concern, no offense. You'll be fine.</p>

Then, right after I took the picture, my friend told me that the photo goes on our official transcript that is sent out to colleges you apply to.


Also, it sounds like this was a joke. There is no good reason why it should be true, and just sounds like something to joke with someone who took a funny picture.</p>

<p>Call your high school and ask if photos are included on your transcript. It's not very common.
If this is true for your high school, you can probably retake your photo and use better judgment this time.</p>

<p>I've seen our official transcript; all our id pictures since freshman year is on it. should i really redo it? or do you think it'll be okay?</p>

<p>ps. lebronjames123 you dont have to be so rude about it. do the seniors at your school not take funny picture?</p>

<p>it's off to community college for you</p>

<p>I wonder if maybe they'd appreciate the fact that not only are you a high-achieving student but you also actually have a personality. Or maybe I'm being too optimistic.</p>

<p>LOL! This whole thread is so FUNNY!</p>

<p>I have never known of a high school that puts photos on transcripts.</p>

<p>I'm dead serious. I really need to know if I have to retake it or not! If I do retake it, then I need to tell my administrater so I can take another one the first week of school which is in a week.....</p>

<p>and SeekingUni that's what I was hoping would happen... but reading these other comments is getting me really scared.</p>

<p>someone please post a serious reply. and fyi, sarcasm is really hard to detect on posts.</p>

<p>If it's going to bother you just go ahead and retake it. I don't really know what colleges reaction would be to the photo, but rather be safe than sorry. And from what you said in your last post, it seems doable to ask your administrator to retake it, so if I were you I guess I would.</p>

<p>^^ thank you for that answer.</p>

<p>if you're an otherwise strong candidate and you provide a brief decription in the additional info section i don't think it should be a problem</p>

<p>but you could retake it if it worries you that much</p>

<p>you need to read the clamfarts thread, it should calm your nerves</p>

<p>I agree with SeekingUni. These colleges might think that you have a personality. As long as all of your photos included in your transcript is nice, professional and classy, one goofy picture should not be too big of a deal. Well, it depends on how "goofy" your picture is.. If it does not have any profanity, it should be okay.</p>

<p>Why don't you email (or call) an admissions officer from one of your top school choices and just see what they say? Yes it's a random question, but they're really open about talking and are generally extremely nice. I was honestly surprised with how much they're willing to help if you take the initiative to ask questions.</p>

<p>imasophomore: whats the clamfarts thread? can you please provide a link?</p>

<p>and seakinguni: should I really call/email an admissions officer? I wouldn't know how to explain it without sounding stupid ahhaha</p>

<p>Calling and asking the people who will see it and make an admissions/rejection decision is the only REAL way to find out how it'll come across. There's nothing wrong with picking their brain, in all honesty.</p>

<p>What's the worst that could happen? You think they're going to note your name and phone number and make sure that when you apply you get rejected because you took the initiative to call and ask a "stupid" question? Don't worry about sounding stupid. ;)</p>

<p>This is what I'm going to say in my email. Please just tell me if I explained it well enough:</p>

<p>Dear admissions officer,
On my official high school transcripts, our school ID pictures are shown. For my senior ID picture, I decided to take a goofy picture because your senior ID picture is not in the yearbook and I was unaware that it would be on my transcript until a friend of mine told me. I was wondering if I should I retake my ID picture or leave it as it is? I don't want this one picture to affect my chances of being accepted to your college.</p>

<p>Our current ID picture is on our transcripts also...but ours is the same senior portrait that goes in the yrbk</p>

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