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How long does it take to get high school transcripts in order?
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I am currently a senior in high school and have submitted around 4 college applications so far. I am checking the portals every day and they say that they have yet to receive my high school transcripts, and I am anxious that they won't consider my application as on time because my transcripts haven't been sent yet. I emailed my counselor over a week ago, and she said that she would send them out. I know high school counselors are very busy, especially with college application season being in full swing. I don't want to rush her or bother her, but I am concerned that I won't get into any schools. I have a full-tuition scholarship on the line and it is making me very nervous.

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2 months ago

If you can, ask your counselor in person. While they are probably "busy" (though in my school's case this definition is stretched a bit), this is their responsibility and they have no right to delay your applications no matter what. Sending transcripts is as easy as pressing a button in most cases. This is incredibly important to their students' futures and especially if you have a full-ride scholarship on the line. Don't be afraid to bother her about it until she gets it done.

If your applications do end up late because of the transcript, some schools have an EA exception form that you can fill out, such as blaming a technical issue or - as I think would be the relevant case here - having a counselor take responsibility for the late materials.

Hope it goes well for you!!

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2 months ago

Hey Allena!

I wouldn't worry about it. Most colleges have their normal application deadline and then the deadline to submit materials is a few weeks later. Getting transcripts in is great, and definitely keep talking to your counselor about it, but I wouldn't stress it too much. Colleges tend to be pretty understanding about that sort of thing, at least in my experience.

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2 months ago

They generally should take maybe three days. But, it also depends on how many people are at your school. Don't worry, as long as you have all of the parts (that you do) of your application submitted they won't punish you and they'll most likely still review your application because the transcript is not inherently your fault.

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