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ShowJumper560
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1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby ShowJumper560 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:40 pm

I am a 1L applying for summer externships. Some of the places have online applications that request/require a transcript but I won't have grades until probably January. What do I do?

thegrayman
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Re: 1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby thegrayman » Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:24 pm

can you generate an unofficial transcript? even if it's blank because of not having grades, it's the best you can do for now

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Re: 1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby bdubs » Thu Nov 29, 2012 8:56 pm

Just apply without a transcript and make a note that you will provide a transcript as soon as one is available. They know that grades aren't out yet and a blank transcript is of no use to them.

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Re: 1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby ph14 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:38 pm

ShowJumper560 wrote:I am a 1L applying for summer externships. Some of the places have online applications that request/require a transcript but I won't have grades until probably January. What do I do?


You might as well wait until grades come out. Most places want to see them anyways before making a decision.

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Re: 1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby bdubs » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:37 pm

ph14 wrote:
ShowJumper560 wrote:I am a 1L applying for summer externships. Some of the places have online applications that request/require a transcript but I won't have grades until probably January. What do I do?


You might as well wait until grades come out. Most places want to see them anyways before making a decision.


I recommend not doing this, it's much better to submit early and update with a transcript later. Some places will do first round interviews based on resumes alone.

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Re: 1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby ph14 » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:39 pm

bdubs wrote:
ph14 wrote:
ShowJumper560 wrote:I am a 1L applying for summer externships. Some of the places have online applications that request/require a transcript but I won't have grades until probably January. What do I do?


You might as well wait until grades come out. Most places want to see them anyways before making a decision.


I recommend not doing this, it's much better to submit early and update with a transcript later. Some places will do first round interviews based on resumes alone.


I recommend not listening to this dumb advice and focusing on finals. A lot of places don't even start hiring right away.

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Re: 1L Application Request Transcript?

Postby bdubs » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:48 pm

ph14 wrote:
bdubs wrote:
ph14 wrote:
ShowJumper560 wrote:I am a 1L applying for summer externships. Some of the places have online applications that request/require a transcript but I won't have grades until probably January. What do I do?


You might as well wait until grades come out. Most places want to see them anyways before making a decision.


I recommend not doing this, it's much better to submit early and update with a transcript later. Some places will do first round interviews based on resumes alone.


I recommend not listening to this dumb advice and focusing on finals. A lot of places don't even start hiring right away.


Never said that finals shouldn't take priority. Most school's transcripts usually don't come out until well into January.




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