3 years ago
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Error with transcript!

Hello to everyone reading this,

My APUSH teacher entered my grades incorrectly for both semesters last year (giving me a B when I got an A both semesters). It took a while to finally get fixed on my transcript because our school's old data technician retired this year. My counselor has already sent my school report/transcripts to all the colleges I am applying to. However, the one she sent doesn't reflect my most updated grades.

Some of the colleges I'm applying to have all documents due November 1st. Which is apparently this Sunday at 12:00 am. Sadly, My counselor doesn't read her email on the weekends, can I still send an update of my transcript to colleges even after November 1st?

Also, my counselor even told me that it wasn't worth sending the most current transcript as it only really moved my GPA 0.02 points up (4.32 instead of 4.3 now) and it isn't really a make or break deal for colleges but I still really want colleges to see the grade I've worked hard for.

I've been stressing out about this since august ( literally cried myself to sleep so many times haha) since my teachers and the new data technician are very not responsive, what should I do now?

Thank you so much for your time.

@rachelgomezzza year ago

It's understandable to be stressed out about this situation, but there are a few things you can do. First, try to contact the colleges you've applied to and explain the situation to them. Let them know that there was an error on your transcript, but that it has since been corrected and you would like to provide them with the updated version. Some colleges may be willing to accept the updated transcript even if it's after their deadline, so it's worth a shot.

Regards, Rachel

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3 years ago


I'm so sorry to hear that! Although I agree with your counselor, I understand your desire wanting a higher grade to be sent. Well, if you already sent it, there is not much you can do about it right now. But a few days after you apply to a university, they'll send you a link to make a login into their portal for you to check your application status. Sometimes they ask for some other documents, and sometimes you can even change your grades IF you self-reported them. Otherwise, I strongly advise you to send an email to the universities you'll apply to, explain your situation (as I believe lots of other applicants have been through this before), and hopefully, they'll figure out a way of helping you with this.

Wishing you the best of luck!!

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