‘They’re Not Even Making Sure They’re Correct’: Botched Transcripts Add Insult to Injury for Students Abandoned by Dream Center Closures – The Chronicle of Higher Education
When a college shuts down, students need proof of their grades and coursework. That proof comes in the form of their official college transcripts.
And so former students at Argosy University and the Art Institutes — for-profit colleges operated by the Dream Center chain that shut down last month — have been requesting official transcripts en masse. More than 40,000 students have submitted requests.
Yet the transcripts coming in the mail haven’t always looked official, some students complain. Instead of being printed on special watermarked paper, some transcripts have arrived on standard white printer paper. In at least some instances, no stamped seal appears on the envelope — another missing symbol of authenticity.
“They’re not even making sure they’re correct,” complained Brittany Donner, 29, a former Argosy student. “They’re just sending them out to get them out.”