Unoficial Transcript Acceptance?

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  1. LilKatie24

    LilKatie24 New Member

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    Does anyone know of a college that will accept hours from an unofficial transcript? At least until I can pay my former college off? I owe them about 800 dollars. I simply can't pay that all at once I have no credit cards I do have a decent job but it will take me a few months to pay that much. I have 50 hours that I don't want to lose. I do intend to pay off that college so I can get the official transcript I would just like the college to look at the unofficial to let me know how many courses I would need to take for my Associates. They don't have to necessarily "accept" the unofficial just let me know that they will accept the credits when I can get them the official transcript.

    I was looking at Excelsior. But if anyone else can point me in the right direction that would be great.
     
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    By "50 hours" do you mean 50 semester units?

    If so you would need ten or more additional semester units to qualify for an AA degree. If would care to PM me with your unofficial transcripts I could see how they stack up with Excelsior's and COSC's requirements. You could take CLEP or DSST exams to cover the additional units.

    I would really concentrate on paying off the $800 ASAP - it would cost you much more than that to duplicate the 50 units you have.
     
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    I'm very sorry to say that I don't think there would be any RA schools that would accept unofficial transcripts. That is, unless the hours were not needed to begin the degree in question. I think that Excelsior or TESC would offer the best two chances of making something happen. They might at least tell you if they would accept your units once they can be reported as official.
     
  4. LilKatie24

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    Thank you, thats really all I need. I just want to know that if I do start say at Excelsior or TESC that it won't take me to long to get my Associates.
     
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    You are very welcome. Please let me know what they say about that. I am curious too.
     
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    Almost any school will take unofficals as long as you get them the officals before the end of the first semester.
     
  7. LilKatie24

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    That's what I'm hoping, really I just want my AA as quick as I can. I just don't have the time or gas money to drive to my B&M school anymore. I can pay them by the end of the first semester I just wanted to see how quickly I could finish at each school. I'm trying to scan a copy of my unofficial since lucky me my print screen isnt working lol. I do know that most of my credits are from technology courses, although I do have a History and English scattered around with Microeconomics. I have a certificate in Computer Science so thats probably why. Heck I was shocked to see that I had 50 college hours completed. I'll let ya'll know how it goes. Wish me luck :)
     
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    My experience with unofficial transcripts is vastly different than yours. I have never dealt with any school that will even look at unofficial transcripts. I hope LilKatie24's experiences turn out the be more like yours than mine.
     
  9. LilKatie24

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    I hope so to :( if not I guess I can still enroll and take courses I need, then when I do pay off my former school, receive my official transcript I can show it to them then, or transfer to a different college with all the courses I have taken. Man I wish I was rich...or that I actually took the time to finish my classes back when I was younger. That's a hard lesson learned, I went to college before I was ready to actually commit.
     
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    Yea, we can all beat ourselves up with hindsight. You are not the only one. The only thing you can do is vow to make more careful choices, and then you will still kick yourself when looking back sometimes.
     
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    LU does it.
     
  12. SteveFoerster

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    I've worked as an academic advisor, evaluating transcripts for transfer credit, and this is not the case at all.

    -=Steve=-
     
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    Katie,

    To agree with your thoughts above. Most schools will allow you to take classes as a non degree seeking student. With careful planning and discussion with an advisor you can then apply these classes to a degree program later in the process. You can probably finish paying your debt and time this process so that your enrollment in a degree program will coincide with completing classes as a non degree seeking student and finalizing your debt. Make sure you discuss this option with an advisor so that you aren't taking classes without any benefit of application later on.

    Best wishes for the future...
     
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  15. LilKatie24

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    Thank you, I have made some emails and calls but of course won't hear anything back until the 3rd.
     
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    It depends on the institution. Where I work, unofficial transcripts can be used for provisional admission, and the official transcripts are to be turned no later than 30 days after the start of the term.
     
  17. LilKatie24

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    Well I have spoken to Excelsior and TESC neither have the time to look at my unofficial transcript due to how many they receive (which I understand) I think I'll either go to Liberty U, or St. Leo University has offered to work with me maybe its because at least for St. Leo its a smaller school and has the time. I'm still waiting for Charity Oak's response.
     
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    How can pay for TESC or EC if you can't pay off the $800?
     
  19. LilKatie24

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    Student Loans, sure I don't want to take them out but its a necessity. I was paying out my former college instead of using financial aid, which is why I'm having to finish paying them now. Or I'll set up a payment plan.
     
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    What classes do you need to complete your degree? Since its just for an Associates if could be possible for you to begin at another college with the classes you have remaining while paying off the other before you are done at the current school and then get everything transferred in. Does this make sense?

    As for schools that will look at unofficals I have had a couple community colleges do this (metropolitan in KC does this) and I have also spoken with a few places for my Masters that would allow me to begin even though my degree will not be conferred until a little while after starting their program. I was told it needed to be there before the end of the first semester or term... I think it depends entirely upon the college! Just start making some calls but I would just do what I said above!
     

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