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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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Parchment Cost

Hey, quick question! Is Parchment free to use? Like, can I send my transcripts to colleges through it without having to pay any fees? If not, are there any alternative services that are free or cheaper? Thanks in advance!

6 months ago

Hey there! Parchment is a widely used service for sending transcripts, and while it's convenient, it's not always free to use for college application purposes. Some high schools cover the fees for their students, so you might not have to pay anything. However, if your school doesn't offer that benefit, there is a fee associated with sending your transcripts through Parchment. The cost can vary depending on the destination and the type of delivery chosen (electronic or paper).

Before doing your own research on alternative services, though, your best bet is to check with your high school guidance counselor. They might have a partnership with another platform, or they might even be able to send the transcripts directly to the colleges for free or for a reduced fee. College application fees add up quickly, so it's important to explore all your options to save some money.

Finally, remember that sometimes colleges require official transcripts to be sent directly from your high school, so you wouldn't be able to send them yourself through Parchment even if the fee wasn't an issue. Be sure to review the college's transcript requirements on their admissions webpage to make sure you're following their protocol. Good luck with your applications!

6 months ago

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