Midlife students, did your high school every lose your transcripts? - page 2

Good day everyone: I recently applied to nursing school for their R.N. program (associate degree). The college I went to along with the business school for which I graduated (I have an... Read More

  1. by   pmabraham
    Good day:

    FYI, if I get a pm, and don't respond it is due to the rules concerning number of quality points before being able to respond to pm's (this is just an fyi, not a complaint).

    I appreciate the responses to date.

    Hopefully tomorrow, I will be able to coordinate with the high school and the one college I attended (that has a scan of my HS transcripts) so that the college can release a set to me and to the school.

    Thank you.
  2. by   sunbaby0811
    Yikes! What a pain!! I graduated HS in the mid-90s and had no problem getting mine BUT my school didn't have them. The school board archive department did. I had to send them a dollar LOL (yes, a one dollar bill in the envelope) and they pulled it from microfiche and mailed it off. Crazy that yours doesn't exist anymore! I hope you're able to get it resolved!

    And just an aside to the person who said you didn't need to have them - the program I'm applying for DOES require them before you can graduate with the BSN. I have a bachelors and part of a masters, been to a handful of schools, etc, but yep - they need my HS transcripts. Weird, to me, lol but it is on the must have list.
  3. by   waitingtobeanurse
    This happened to me as well. The sad thing is I graduated ahead of my class, during the summer the same year as my brother. When I requested my transcript from the records department for the department of education because my high school closed, they were able to find my brother's transcript but not mine. I have the diploma, and even sent them a copy but to no avail. All they said was they could send me a letter neither confirming nor denying my graduating from high school. I was flabbergasted since me and my brother graduated within months of each other. Apparently this happens quite a lot, with the student having to jump through hoops to prove they even went to school.
  4. by   pmabraham
    Good day:

    Several people told me it is a requirement of the law for a school district to keep the records; but, I'm not a litigious person, so I'm not sure what that means.

    I'm not sure what a "scanned" copy means; but as soon as I'm able to get the HS and college talking to one another, I'm hoping to get a copy in addition to the nursing school getting a copy.

    Thank you.
  5. by   vintagemother
    I have heard of schools losing high school transcripts before. In my state, CA, I think it is the board of nursing that requires applicants to show proof of high school graduation. A friend of mine had difficulty obtaining his high school transcripts because his high school, in another state, burned down.

    I recommend starting the process of obtaining transcript copies far in advance of applying.
  6. by   SopranoKris
    I had a bit of an issue with mine. I graduated in 1988 and my school was nearly destroyed in Hurricane Andrew in 1992. This was before records were computerized in a central database. At the time, the records were only kept on a computer at the school and a paper file was kept at the county. When I went back to school, it took them a few months to be able to locate my high school transcripts because I didn't "exist".

    Luckily, I had gone to a community college right after high school and they still had my official high school transcript on file. So, after a bit of back & forth with the school board, they were able to send this information to my high school so they could add me to the system. Nothing like red-tape to make you freak out, eh?
  7. by   BloomNurseRN
    I know that for the nursing school I attend, we had to attach a copy of our high school transcripts. I also know that some high schools have lost those transcripts and people have had to work around them. It really is a pain. Glad to hear your college had a scanned copy for you.
  8. by   dawniepoo
    When I requested mine, they said, "oh, it's been so long that someone needs to go to the basement and look for them on microfiche."
    Yeah, that was a great moment...
  9. by   pmabraham
    Good day:

    I wanted to share some good news.

    This morning the high school and college (that had a copy of the scanned high school transcripts) where able to coordinate so that the college had permission to send me a copy as well as the nursing school to which I've applied.

    I would encourage any going through similar circumstances to persavere, be tenacious, ask questions (even if they appear silly), and to pray.

    Thank you everyone for your encouragement and input.