Would you have thought that a hard part of getting Abe through the college application process would be getting him a high school transcript? Well never would I, but getting the transcript has taken well over a month!!
I started the process of getting his transcript before his IEP meeting, I think that was back in the beginning of November!! The special education people didn't seem to have the slightest idea of what to do and suggested I talk to the registrar at Rosie's high school (where Abe would have been going).
But the registrar didn't have access to any of Abe's grades, so it was back to SPED to get them to sen over copies of all of the grades for his high school years. But wait, they don't have all of them. So I need to call the schools that he went to in 9th grade and for 11th grades tog et them to send them over. One school was great about it and emailed it right over. The other one..... let's just say that global warming had NOT set in.
So the registrar had all of Abe's grades, but there is a further complication. Since he's a 2 nd year senior, she doesn't know how to add those classes onto the transcript and she needs to go deal with someone from the computer support area!! Argh!!!
But finally, she faxes me what she plans on sending out officially. For 11 th grade, grades are listed as "see attached" since he medically withdrew from one school and finished out the credits at a his current school. But the registrar couldn't figure out what to do about that- and certainly couldn't figure out how to assign him a grade point average.
So the colleges that are getting this transcript are going to scratch their collective heads and say WTF?! And hopefully, look at the fact that this kid is persevering and doing his internship and trying and let me into their college.
But that's still in the future. But this hurdle has been crossed.