I'm starting to send out applications, and I have a few questions. Some of this I'm waiting on answers from schools, and some of it is stuff I wouldn't dare ask a school, lest they find out how stupid I am.
1. Do I need to get immunizations done? I was a baby when I got my immunizations done, I didn't have a fully developed brain, and I wasn't capable of understanding language at the time, so I forgot to ask to get documentation. My bad. I'm trying to get my records from the place where it was done, but they're in the UK so I don't know how long it'll take. If I don't have those records by the time I get accepted can I lose my spot because of it? Or can I just rush in and get it done? I know some of them require more than one visit.
2. Can I send official transcripts myself? Everyone says, "have your school send us your transcript," but I'd rather send them myself because it could take those guys at the college months to get around to sending it. If you send it yourself do they think it's forged or something?
3. Are we applying for programs that start 18 months after the application deadline? Some programs say things like, "the application deadline is may 1st in the year PRIOR to the Fall quarter in which you wish to enroll." That implies that if I apply this May and get accepted than I'll have to wait until Fall 2012 for the program to start. Is that a mistake?
Hey, I said these were going to be stupid questions.