Institutions Attended - Actually Attended? Received Credit?

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calilaw
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Institutions Attended - Actually Attended? Received Credit?

Postby calilaw » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:07 pm

While in high school I earned some credit at a local university. The units were earned by taking a class at my high school (which conformed with the university's standards). It was only 4 units, but I had a transcript from the university sent to LSAC because those units show up on my UG transcript and I thought I should be as thorough as possible.

On applications, should I put the university down as an institution I attended? I don't want to be misleading - someone might see it and think I actaully attended the school, and then transferred to my UG or something.

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Re: Institutions Attended - Actually Attended? Received Credit?

Postby rinkrat19 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:23 pm

I was in exactly the same situation, except I tried to transfer the credits to my UG when I enrolled. They didn't transfer since my UG didn't offer anything equivalent, but they show up on my UG transcript as non-transferrable credits from [Comm. College]. So LSAC threw up a big red flag and said I had a missing transcript from an institution I had attended (without ever having set foot on the campus) and I had to have the transcript sent in.

On the apps, I would mention any institution that would have any record whatsoever of your existence, just to be on the safe side. They can see from your transcript that it was just a couple of credits. I wouldn't put it on your resume. (Or at least I didn't bother.)

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Re: Institutions Attended - Actually Attended? Received Credit?

Postby capitalacq » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:31 am

calilaw wrote:While in high school I earned some credit at a local university. The units were earned by taking a class at my high school (which conformed with the university's standards). It was only 4 units, but I had a transcript from the university sent to LSAC because those units show up on my UG transcript and I thought I should be as thorough as possible.

On applications, should I put the university down as an institution I attended? I don't want to be misleading - someone might see it and think I actaully attended the school, and then transferred to my UG or something.

just include it. if they ask for when you attended, just mention "high school". it wont matter




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