TOEFL/transcript: two totally unrelated questions

<p>Hi, I'm an international student applying for undergraduate programs in the US. I have two questions that I would very much appreciate answers to:</p>

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<li><p>My TOEFL score - I took the test a while ago but forgot to request it to be sent. As a result, my EA school will receive the score around 4 or 5 days past the postmark deadline of Nov. 1st. Will my score still be received in time for them to evaluate it together with the rest of my application? (note: that particular school also says that TOELF is not required but recommended for internationals.)</p></li>
<li><p>My transcript - Although I have maintained a weighted GPA of 4.0 for each year from 10th through 12th grade, my 9th grade grades are very poor. I was under a different educational system and had difficulty adjusting. How much would this affect their impression of my academic record?</p></li>
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<p>thank you in advance.</p>

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<li>Yeah, it'll get there in time</li>
<li>9th grade matters the least so you should be okay</li>
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