Helpful Transcript Tips for Snow College Students

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One final transcript submission and then awaits a grand adventure in a new world for graduating/transferring Snow College students.

Transcript season is quickly approaching Snow College students who are planning on moving forward to a new University. Universities look at students’ grades, courses, credits and GPA while determining acceptance, financial aid and scholarship eligibility. Snow College students should make sure their transcripts are acceptable under the guidelines of the University they are transferring to, especially when it comes to incomplete grades.

Students’ need to watch out for incomplete grades on their transcripts. The most common

Sylvia Whitlock, a sophomore graduating this semester, suggests some transferring tips for Snow College Students. Photo by Kimberlee Brosius

Sylvia Whitlock, a sophomore graduating this semester, suggests some transferring tips for Snow College Students. Photo by Kimberlee Brosius

incomplete grade is a “W,” which is a withdrawal from a course. W’s on transcripts come when a student decides to withdrawal from a course after three weeks into the semester.

Snow College student, Megan Heap, said she chose to withdrawal from a class because she felt she didn’t have the time and the resources to receive the grade she wanted. Heap decided to receive a “W” on her transcript instead of an “F.” Heap explained, “W’s on a transcript don’t seem as negative as receiving a failing letter grade and it doesn’t affect a student’s GPA.”

Snow College students’ who are planning on attending a University in the future with financial aid should be more cautious when deciding to withdrawal from a class. Some Universities consider a “W” a determining factor when it comes to financial aid eligibility. An incomplete grade can be against Satisfactory Academic Progress report guidelines at Universities. Students who depend on financial aid should contact their future University’s financial aid office about the satisfactory academic requirements before deciding to risk a “W” on their transcript.

Transferring transcripts can be a stressful process for students moving forward in their academic careers. Sylvia Whitlock, a sophomore graduating this semester, suggests some transferring tips for Snow College students. Whitlock said, “Do not be afraid to send transcripts more than once; keep sending updated transcripts at future colleges. Remember to wait until final grades or degree requirements are finished before filling out the paper to submit transcripts.”

Don’t stress badgers; know the hidden facts of transcripts before submission and then everything will be fine! Students’ who have more concerns regarding the transcript process can meet and discuss their concerns with an academic advisor at the Greenwood Student Center on campus.

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