Stanford requiring hard copies of transcripts?

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zkx12345
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Stanford requiring hard copies of transcripts?

Postby zkx12345 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:06 pm

Hi - I'm a UK student applying for the PhD program in maths at Stanford. On the math page it states two hard copy transcripts must be sent by mail by 1st December. I did not realise this until today, since I followed the instructions on the graduate admissions page which says you're allowed to send secure electronically-delivered transcripts instead - this is in fact the system my university uses; they do not do 'official' hard copy transcripts, as they are only validated electronically. I can't call Stanford as all offices are shut, and if I am to send the hard copies I must do so tomorrow, at a cost of at least £50. Is it safe to just use my electronic system and not mail the hard copies? I can hardly be blamed for following the official website, surely? Thanks in advance.

(For reference: http://mathematics.stanford.edu/academi ... dmissions/

https://gradadmissions.stanford.edu/app ... -records-0 )

mathemaniac
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Re: Stanford requiring hard copies of transcripts?

Postby mathemaniac » Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:01 pm

I didn't notice that until you mentioned it. On the online application, it said electronic copies are alright, so we should be fine following it. I've run across a few other schools whose application was more up-to-date than the website.

I also had my school send my transcripts electronically (to mathgradadmissions@stanford.edu, the email address listed on the website where the application directed me), if that helps.

Good luck on your applications!

zkx12345
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Re: Stanford requiring hard copies of transcripts?

Postby zkx12345 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:40 pm

mathemaniac wrote:I didn't notice that until you mentioned it. On the online application, it said electronic copies are alright, so we should be fine following it. I've run across a few other schools whose application was more up-to-date than the website.

I also had my school send my transcripts electronically (to mathgradadmissions@stanford.edu, the email address listed on the website where the application directed me), if that helps.

Good luck on your applications!


Sorry only just seen this - I called them up and they did indeed confirm electronic transcripts are fine, sent to the address you've written. Good luck to you too!




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