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Current issue date vs original issue date: what's the difference?

I'm a bit confused about the difference between 'current issue date' and 'original issue date' when it comes to official documents like transcripts and stuff. Can someone help clarify it for me, and let me know why universities might be interested in either (or both) date(s)?

6 months ago

I'd be happy to help clarify the difference between the current issue date and original issue date!

Current Issue Date: This is the date on which the document, such as a transcript, was most recently generated or issued. It reflects the most up-to-date information on the document. For example, if you requested your transcript for the second time in your senior year, the current issue date would be the date when that transcript was produced and sent to you or the institution.

Original Issue Date: This refers to the date when the document was first generated or issued. In the case of a transcript, it would be the date when the transcript was first produced, which could have been at the end of your junior year, or whatever the first time was that you requested it.

Universities may be interested in the current issue date to ensure they are receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information about your academic performance. This could include updated grades, class rank, or additional courses you've taken since the original issue date. Admissions offices often have deadlines for receiving documents, so the current issue date helps to confirm that your documents were issued within their specified timeline.

On the other hand, the original issue date might be relevant if there are discrepancies or changes in your academic records. If an admissions officer needs to compare or verify information between multiple versions of your transcript, knowing the original issue date might be helpful.

Generally, universities will be more interested in the current issue date, as they want the most recent information when evaluating your application. However, both dates can provide context and help to ensure the accuracy of the information being considered during the admissions process. I hope this helps clarify things!

6 months ago

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