Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Most Expensive Transcript Ever

It is common practice for universities to refuse to release transcripts if you owe them money. This makes sense from the university's perspective for dealing with students who drop out of school with a balance and then want to transfer credits to another institution. In my case, they don't pay me enough (or frequently enough) as a TA to be able to pay several hundred dollars of fees in full at the beginning each semester. I just had to give half of my paycheck (for the fees) back to the university so that they will send a transcript to NSF for my GRFP application. Yikes!

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