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I'm an applicant still in my fourth year. I might be jumping the gun a little on this, but one of my professors still hasn't finished grading work from last term, and they've missed their promised deadline three times now. I'm getting concerned they won't be finished by the end of the month. I was also warned by a different faculty member that occasionally, it happens that final marks aren't done until sometime in February. The transcript deadline for OLSAS is February 1st (I know some of the non-Ontario schools I applied to have later dates). 

I took five classes in the Fall. I have four of the grades. If it comes down to it, do I send in an incomplete transcript? Has anyone else ever had this situation?

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I think as long as you make a request by Feb 1st, it's fine. At least, that's how it was in November. 

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I would email the institutions you applied to if its still not looking like you're going to get your grade done in time explaining the situation. I had a transcript mix up / error for the Nov 1 transcript deadline and the receiving institution was really kind and understanding about it, so I'm assuming they'd understand this situation considering that its not your fault. I'd personally still send in the transcript with the grades you do have by Feb 1 and maybe send in another transcript when the last grade comes in, but I'd first and foremost email the schools and see what they say / what they want. 

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7 minutes ago, navyblue11 said:

I think as long as you make a request by Feb 1st, it's fine. At least, that's how it was in November. 

I'm from outside Ontario. As far as I know, I have to send in new transcripts from my institution's end to OLSAS, and they'll just send it whether it's incomplete or not. 

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3 minutes ago, lawlawlaw99662 said:

I would email the institutions you applied to if its still not looking like you're going to get your grade done in time explaining the situation. I had a transcript mix up / error for the Nov 1 transcript deadline and the receiving institution was really kind and understanding about it, so I'm assuming they'd understand this situation considering that its not your fault. I'd personally still send in the transcript with the grades you do have by Feb 1 and maybe send in another transcript when the last grade comes in, but I'd first and foremost email the schools and see what they say / what they want. 

I did think about shooting out a few emails later this week if I still don't hear anything. Good to know that they might be willing to make an accommodation. Thanks.

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I can't imagine that you're the only one in this situation. I'm sure OLSAS has had to deal with this exact circumstance thousands of times, so just reach out to them ASAP to inquire about what your next steps should be. It's not your fault as it's completely out of your control (and probably very common), so I can't imagine any reason why they wouldn't accommodate you. 🙂

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