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What kind of transcript do you need to go back to college as a returning student?

 
 
Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 10:46 am
I am considering going back to college to persue getting a second degree. What kind of transcript do I need to go back to school with? Please help-thank you.
 
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 10:54 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

I am considering going back to college to persue getting a second degree. What kind of transcript do I need to go back to school with? Please help-thank you.

Check with the school you want to and see how old of credits they will accept. They do expire at most schools.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 10:59 am
@hawkeye10,
What kind of credits? I want to go back to my old school.
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 11:03 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

What kind of credits? I want to go back to my old school.
Then check with them to see if your old credit are still good. Some schools dont expire them all at the same time, for instance a history credit might still be good, but an engineering credit might be useless now.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 11:09 am
@hawkeye10,
Wouldn't my school already have a record of my old transcript? What is a transcript?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 11:15 am
@hawkeye10,
Excuse me for sounding ignorant-I haven't been in school in over a decade.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 11:34 am
@hawkeye10,
Isn't a transcript a record of your grades? Are you talking about showing my old school the grades I had the first time I went? Wouldn't they already have a record of that?
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firefly
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 12:31 pm
@JGoldman10,
Why don't you just read the admission/application requirements for the school, and degree program, you will be applying to. That should tell you which transcripts, and other documents, you need to submit.

Even if you will be attending the same college for another degree, you may be required to submit your prior transcript from that same school. They are not under any obligation to just "look up" your old records. If they require a transcript, you are expected to obtain, and pay for, an official transcript from whichever other schools you have attended, even if it's the same school.

The admission/application requirements should tell you everything you need to know and need to submit.

Are you planning on getting a second undergraduate degree, or a graduate degree?
If all you want is to take some courses in cartooning, or something similar, why not just take those courses on a part time basis--why do you need a second degree?
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What is a transcript?

Are you joking? You allegedly graduated from college and you don't know what a transcript is?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 12:38 pm
@firefly,
No- I haven't been in school in over a decade. I wanted someone to refresh my memory.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 08:09 pm
credibility = gone Rolling Eyes Laughing
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 08:55 pm
@firefly,
I meant I graduated but I don't remember what a transcript is-I don't keep up with that stuff.
firefly
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 09:03 pm
@JGoldman10,
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I meant I graduated but I don't remember what a transcript is-I don't keep up with that stuff.

It's not something most people forget. It's an official college record of all the courses taken, the grades received, and whether a degree was granted. There's nothing to "keep up with". I don't think the meaning of a college transcipt has ever changed.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 09:09 pm
My father went to school in the twenties, University of Santa Clara, however they word that. (hah, he was poet laureate there, then) He looked into going back to school in the early sixties, and Santa Clara had all his records, and he got accepted to university of california.

Inquire re your transcripts.

That all didn't work out as my father failed, but I remember the system had his old records.
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solipsister
 
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Reply Wed 4 May, 2011 10:52 pm
@JGoldman10,
The word is pursue.

I'm reminded of the time my illiterate ex-boss mentioned that he was considering doing a Master's Degree. When I politely enquired, "Who's going to do the assignments?", the conversation ended somewhat abruptly.






solipsister
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2011 12:09 am
@solipsister,
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2011 12:48 pm
There is a miscommunication here- we aren't on the same wavelength.
A college transcript I thought is a record of your grades you had as a high school student. My old school HAS a record of my old grades, so what KIND of TRANSCRIPT do I need to return to my old school? They ALREADY have a record of my grades from my old school. I AM an ALUMNI.
firefly
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2011 01:55 pm
@JGoldman10,
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There is a miscommunication here- we aren't on the same wavelength.
A college transcript I thought is a record of your grades you had as a high school student. My old school HAS a record of my old grades, so what KIND of TRANSCRIPT do I need to return to my old school? They ALREADY have a record of my grades from my old school. I AM an ALUMNI.

I'm afraid to ask why you thought a college transcript would be a record of your high school grades? Rolling Eyes

That's why I previously asked you what sort of degree you are applying for. Do you want to get a second undergraduate degree? That would seem to make little sense, but it would require you to re-submit everything required for admission for an undergraduate degree, including your high school transcript, regardless of whether you attended, or received a degree from, that same college at an earlier date. You must follow the application procedure expected of everyone else even though you are an alumni. You can, of course, also include an official copy of your final college transcript which would indicate that a degree was granted.

But, why on earth, would you want, or need, a second undergraduate degree? If all you want to do is take courses in cartooning, or something similar, why don't you just take those courses without matriculating for a degree?

Secondly, the questions you are asking, regarding admission/application requirements for a degree, and what supporting documents must be submitted with your application, should be clearly spelled out in the college catalog, or on the college Web site. As an alleged college graduate, I would think you should be capable of understanding those directions and what is required for submission.

Your alumni status does not alter your obligation to re-submit any required application documents (including prior transcripts from either high school or college) that are required for admission. Your application package must be complete in itself and must contain everything that college requires of any applicant. They cannot be expected to look up your prior records--you must supply everything they request just as though you are a new applicant to that college.
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2011 02:15 pm
@firefly,
I want to apply for an Illustration/Cartooning degree at my old school.
firefly
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2011 02:37 pm
@JGoldman10,
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I want to apply for an Illustration/Cartooning degree at my old school.

Is that an undergraduate or graduate degree?

If it's an undergraduate degree, why do you need another undergraduate degree? Why don't you just take the courses in illustration/cartooning that you missed when you went through college the first time?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Thu 5 May, 2011 03:33 pm
@firefly,
I already got my first degree as an undergraduate, so wouldn't that make me a graduate student? I could take Continuing Education classes at my old school but I wouldn't get a degree.

Aren't returning students graduate students?
 

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