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    I'm starting at a new university in September for my second year, the place so far is conditional upon my first year results (55 or above)
    I've already got my results online and know that I have a 2:1 and therefore fulfill the conditions but in order to finalise my place the new university requires proof of my results in the form of transcripts.
    I paid to have these sent to me from my old university (£40 :O) and I received the first semester's but not the full years. I called them today and was told that actually they will not be producing paper copies anymore and that my new university will have to view them on a new online database.
    This would be fine except the new database wont be ready until early september and I desperately need to have my place confirmed before then so that I can sort out accommodation and arrangements to get there (I'll have to fly) and also really just for peace of mind.
    Is there anything I can do?
    Isn't it bloody ridiculous that I paid £40 and now wont even receive the other half of the transcripts that I've paid for?

    Anyone have any experience with stressful transferring?
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    Some universities will scam as much money out of you as possible.

    I transferred, but luckily my uni sent us all full transcripts for free. I don't understand why it should cost £40 for someone to click print.

    I would just explain to your new university what is happening. Perhaps they can just call your department and confirm your results with a member of staff there.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    Some universities will scam as much money out of you as possible.

    I transferred, but luckily my uni sent us all full transcripts for free. I don't understand why it should cost £40 for someone to click print.

    I would just explain to your new university what is happening. Perhaps they can just call your department and confirm your results with a member of staff there.
    They're only pieces of paper! I wouldn't mind paying a few pence for the paper/ink..

    Thanks, I hadn't thought of that, I'll see if that's possible.

    If you don't mind me asking, did things work out well for you transferring?
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    (Original post by lowrax)
    They're only pieces of paper! I wouldn't mind paying a few pence for the paper/ink..

    Thanks, I hadn't thought of that, I'll see if that's possible.

    If you don't mind me asking, did things work out well for you transferring?
    Yep, my transfer was pretty simple. Called up the department. Applied formally on UCAS, was given an offer, met the offer, sent off transcript, offer made unconditional.

    No worries.
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    I transferred, but luckily my uni sent us all full transcripts for free. I don't understand why it should cost £40 for someone to click print.
    The transcripts have to be certified by some senior figure in the university in order to be official, otherwise you could just make your own. Still cost WAY too much though.

    My university provided them for free UNTIL we had our last set of results through. Then we had to buy them at 5 for £50. We could still get them sent to other universities for free though, it was just a pain to have to send them separately to our applications.
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    (Original post by RadioElectric)
    The transcripts have to be certified by some senior figure in the university in order to be official, otherwise you could just make your own. Still cost WAY too much though.
    The transcript I received looked like I could probably replicate it using word. It had no official stamp or signature on it. It was still accepted by my transfer university. :dontknow:
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    (Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
    The transcript I received looked like I could probably replicate it using word. It had no official stamp or signature on it. It was still accepted by my transfer university. :dontknow:
    That's odd, ours look very official. Not in an attractive way, they actually looked very technical, but I remember you had to have a form attached to them to explain how to "read" them.
 
 
 
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