Which is the cheap and best way to send the official transcripts to the US colleges?

Asked by Jagadishwar Bachu almost 2 years ago

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Kimaya Nigam

Kimaya Nigam

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In general, universities will want transcripts provided in an envelope sealed by the educational institution from where the transcripts were obtained. If you are sending out a large number of applications, this can become both inconvenient and costly. Before sending your transcripts, be sure you understand what the University requires because any (or all) of the following may be acceptable:

unsealed transcripts with the issuing school's stamp "certifying" them;
unsealed transcripts with a stamp from the issuing school "certifying" them with YOUR note "Sealed transcripts from __[fill in the blank]__ available upon request"; sealed transcripts relayed to them from the issuing authority by you; and transcripts straight from the issuing authority
Again, it is up to the University how they want transcripts submitted (and most of them are courteous enough to put that clearly in their calendar under "Applying For Admission").
straight transcripts from the issuing authority
Again, it is up to the University how they want transcripts submitted (and most of them are courteous enough to put that clearly in their calendar under "Applying For Admission").

In terms of the PHYSICAL means by which you obtain transcripts for the universities to which you are applying, ANY means is usually appropriate. You could even hand carry them and deliver them in person if you wanted to. If you have any further questions just ask me.

 


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Nitin Chauhan

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For students applying to U.S. colleges, the best way to send official transcripts economically while ensuring their integrity is through accredited electronic transcript delivery services. These services, such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, or Credentials Solutions, specialize in securely transmitting academic records to universities. They are widely recognized and accepted by educational institutions across the U.S. and often provide tracking capabilities, so you can ensure your transcripts are delivered on time.

The cost typically ranges from $3 to $5 per sending institution, which is generally more cost-effective than international courier services. Additionally, many colleges prefer receiving transcripts electronically as it simplifies the verification process and reduces administrative overhead. Therefore, using these platforms not only meets budget concerns but also aligns with the preferences of the receiving institutions, facilitating a smoother application process. 

 

 


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