klondike Posted January 15, 2014 Share Posted January 15, 2014 Just complaining about how unexpectedly obnoxious it was to arrange sending my transcripts to Canadian schools from Europe. Did anyone have similar experiences? At my current university in Norway, there is a very different culture to graduate school compared to North America (at least in the humanities). Trying to convince my department of the necessity of the transcripts arriving in good time was like asking a cow why it wouldn't shovel the snow. They also insisted that they could only be sent via online forms, and that I could not confirm with any live person if/when they were processed. When the copy I ordered to myself finally arrived, in English so I could see how it looks, it is TOTALLY not official-looking: in black and white, Times New Roman font, with no description of the higher education system here/how grades are composed D: Hopefully the copies the universities receive are different, but I don't have too high hopes for that... For my second set of transcripts from a uni in the UK, I also could not get confirmation that they were sendt (but saw when they charged my credit card...). It's almost two months since they charged me and none of the schools I applied to have received the transcripts. Same frustration when schools require hard-copy letters of recommendation, and letter writers are late and/or insist on sending the letter through the super-slow university mailroom instead of just accepting the pre-paid, two-day envelope I am offering them! Thankfully all of the schools I applied to accepted scanned, unofficial transcripts until the originals arrived. But still- madness right now! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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