I don't think that exchange transcript needs to be assessed by WES if the credits are included on your home university transcript. I'm applying this cycle and I did not get my exchange transcript assessed. I am also trying to figure out if the transcript needs to be received or just requested by Nov 1st. I'm having a hard time getting responses from the university I studied abroad at so I'm a little concerned it wont make it to OLSAS in time.
Hmm. Did you email you and say that they cant proceed until they receive your fall grades transcript, or was it just... ok? Cause I am definitely willing to submit a transcript if they'll take it. I did email them and it was kind of a non-specific answer. I plan on sending a transcript to all the schools once my fall grades are out anyway. (Oh also, I recently submitted an interim transcript to UofA as per this post.)