Dealing with Transcripts
Much as they try, college registrars are not always able to keep absolutely PERFECT records of all of your grades and credits. Sometimes, despite their best efforts, errors can creep into your transcript.
I suggest that you request a copy of each one of your undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts early on, and comb through them all carefully to be sure everything on them is absolutely correct. Occasionally a student will tell me that they had an “incomplete” in a course four years ago that was supposed to have been changed to an A, but it was showing up on the transcript as an F!
Carefully examining your own transcript early on can give you plenty of time to correct any errors you uncover. To request a copy of your transcript, call or write your institution’s registrar’s office and ask them what their transcript request procedure is. It usually requires you submitting a brief form along with a check for $4.00 or $5.00 to cover their administrative costs. It’s well worth it.
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