I am trying to be real patient with the admissions office at SC State but patience is getting real thin. I applied back in May of this year for the Fall Semester and called within 48 hours of confirmation of receipt of my application fee, to find out what other documentation did I need to submit in order to complete the application process.
I was told initially that I would have to submit my high school transcript(keep in mind I am 43 years old), my transcript from DeVry(college I was enrolled in at the time the application was submitted), copy of my GED & transcript.
After calling around I eventually wound up going in person to the records office at my old high school and personally completed a records request form to request an official transcript be sent to SC State. It took a couple of days of digging but Ms. Aveno found the records and sent them to SC State.
About a week after sending them I called and confirmed that they had received them. What I was told was missing was the transcript from DeVry.
Well I had to go back and forth with DeVry on this, their system hadn’t even fully updated to reflect that I had withdrawn. It took a while for that to populate through their system so that I could get a transcript generated. I can truthfully say that almost every week I have been on the phone calling SC State to see if they received the transcript from DeVry.
Tuesday this week I called and spoke to Ms. Williams who informed me that the transcript from DeVry came in, but that they couldn’t do anything with it. Reason – while it listed the classes attended & withdrawn and my grades, it didn’t have a GPA listed. So according to Ms. Williams – they can’t do anything with it? Even better, she now cannot find my high school transcript. She offered to go look for it and call me back, it is now the next day and I have not heard from her yet.
My decision to apply to SC state was made prior to all the news tidbits about them and the issues with the board. However, had I heard all that news, and gotten a taste of what I am going through now just trying to APPLY – I might have made a different decision.
As it is now I am looking real hard at Claflin….