Updated Transcripts

(Applications Advice, Letters of Recommendation . . . )
User avatar
mb88
Posts: 167
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:15 pm

Updated Transcripts

Postby mb88 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:02 am

I'm a little confused on how this system works.

LSAC already has my first transcripts, and I've already applied everywhere I wanted to apply (weeks ago). However, now that Fall grades are out I'd like to update my transcripts so that the schools I applied to see them. I've already had my registrar send in the new transcripts, but I'm confused as to what happens then? Does LSAC then turn around and send them out in the mail to the schools? Or do they send it digitally? Or do they not send it at all and the individual schools have to request updated transcripts?

I put my file on hold at Chicago, because they told me specifically that once my file went to committee I would not be able to add anything to it (including transcripts). They told me, "Once you know the transcript has been released by LSDAS, you can send us an email."?

Anybody have any insight? Perhaps one of you has done this before?

User avatar
eshort
Posts: 84
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:30 am

Re: Updated Transcripts

Postby eshort » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:40 pm

I had a transcript processed by LSAC about a day after they sent my initial reports. What happened was near immediately under the already sent reports on the "Report Status" page a new line popped up that just said "Transcript" and nothing else. After a while (maybe a week, it seemed like forever to me) it finally got sent to the schools. The other information (type of report, date, viewable copy of report) all popped up.

I am assuming this means the LSAC does turn around and mail/send an image to the schools (in the same manner of the initial report - paper or image). I do not believe that the individual schools need to request an updated transcript.

EDIT: It took 5-6 days (apprx) for all of mine to be sent.
Last edited by eshort on Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
23fulltimecowboys
Posts: 94
Joined: Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:55 pm

Re: Updated Transcripts

Postby 23fulltimecowboys » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:48 pm

i don't know how they send them, but i just got off the phone with LSAC and the nice lady told me that they are automatically sent to all schools that requested your report, about 7-10 business days after they receive your new transcript.

User avatar
im_blue
Posts: 3276
Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 am

Re: Updated Transcripts

Postby im_blue » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:16 pm

You send a transcript to LSAC and each law school automatically receives an updated copy. Same thing if you send a new LOR.

User avatar
fish tacos
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:47 am

Re: Updated Transcripts

Postby fish tacos » Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:04 pm

Should we email the admissions office to let them know to look for an updated file? If no decision has been reached yet, do they automatically see the update? Or would they have to specifically look over the file again?

I ask because I've been complete or under review at some schools for a LONG time, which I'm guessing is a de facto WL/ding.

User avatar
fish tacos
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:47 am

Re: Updated Transcripts

Postby fish tacos » Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:21 pm

friendly/non-obnoxious bump

r6_philly
Posts: 10707
Joined: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:32 pm

Re: Updated Transcripts

Postby r6_philly » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:23 pm

Email the the schools if you want an answer to this I am sure the policy is different. But don't expect anything other than some form of "we added it to your file" though.




Return to “Law School Admissions Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 7 guests