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University Transcripts: Make SURE They Are Like THIS. VERY IMPORTANT. ESL TEFL English teaching

February 3, 2020

What’s up everybody so this is going to be a pretty quick video and it’s going to
touch on a subject about which I get a lot of questions so my transcripts do
they need to be actually sealed who do they need to be sent to who are they
addressed to can I just provide a copy I didn’t quite understand when you said
that you just scan a copy okay so I’m going to address all of this right now
your transcripts they are very very important because they show that you
actually went to the school that you say that you did and they are supporting
evidence for your degree in order to understand why transcripts are so it’s
so important you have to understand that there are a shitload of fake degrees out
there if you go to Cal Sam Road in Bangkok and just go ahead and type in
khao san road bangkok into your search engine and you’ll see you can go there
and i can get a degree that says ben blah blah blah harvard and it looks like
the same exact thing as a person who really went to harvard so there were a
litany of these fake degrees that people were using in order to get jobs
throughout the world before and it became a big problem so they’ve started
requiring transcripts so what do you think happened in this counterfeit
degree market I was just in Thailand last year I saw it again hey we can give
you the degree and we can give you the transcripts Wow
it’s getting incredible like you thought it was just fake Gucci bags and you know
fake merchandise before but now they’re faking active
eventually so these places they they have very specific requirements these
immigration departments as to the transcript because they want to verify
the validity of your degree okay so this is what you need as I said before I
practice what I preach I keep a ton of these on hand so when I send off a copy
of my transcript I have one that’s already open and I scan it okay and I
show all my grades even though a couple of them are kind of embarrassing just
because you have two alright so I order these like 20 at a time with very
specific instructions to my college so here’s one you can see right there it
says official transcript enclosed right and it’s from the college up here so if you’ll look right here I’m not going
to show my address I trust you but I just don’t trust everybody else watching
this video okay so right here my college lists my social security number and then
this is my address right here okay so this was sent to me but usually they
send them all in a big manila envelope so what is most important is that on the
backside you can see is sealed and there is a stamp okay so it says official
transcript enclosed invalid if envelope presented with seal broken okay so if
you open this thing up nobody’s going to take it again it’s done so it has to
have that and it has to be sealed up now I even prefer that somebody signs the
back and I think they did it with a couple but not all so I can take this
then and I can actually present it with my credentials in my documents in order
to pass through scrutiny of immigration which is El Asia said time so this is
one very important important document why do I recommend everybody get these
before they need them because it can take a long time and a lot of these jobs
if you haven’t already realized it they want somebody yesterday and the person
that has their documents and everything all their ducks in a row and ready to go
today is the one who oftentimes gets the job even if he or she is less qualified
than somebody else they want the person who’s ready to go right now because they
have a position needs to be filled okay so make sure you
have these and make sure that they are sealed and stamped on the back I got a
whole load of these before that were not stamped and sealed on the back somebody
made a mistake in the office and I called them right back and I said nope
these are no good I need they must be like this okay
very specific otherwise it won’t get accepted and these are not cheap I mean
I know I sound like a tightwad but I mean if you’re paying five five bucks
and you eat 20 of them that’s $100 so if they send you $100 in transcripts that
won’t work I make sure that they get you something that’s going to be useful and
will fit the bill when it’s time to provide evidence of your academic
history I hope this helps and I hope that you’re having a great week take
care see you next time


  • Reply Abu Bakr Roberts March 7, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Another great video Ben.

  • Reply guillermo laguna March 7, 2016 at 3:03 am

    all your videos offer great knowledge Ben can't wait to finish up my tefl certification so that I may purchase your book and read it inside out

  • Reply Stephanie Evangelista March 7, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    With the transcripts, do you provide a copy of your sealed transcript to every school you apply to, or just the ones you are serious about working for?

  • Reply isaiah baggett March 9, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Is it possible to get a job in Saudi Arabia with an online degree? If not, can 2 or 3 classes out of the 12 (Master's) be online, and the rest on campus?

  • Reply Shawn McGuire April 22, 2016 at 4:53 am

    My experience in Thailand was more onerous than just a sealed transcript but…………
    Ben is the best ESL guy on Youtube. No doubt.

  • Reply Coolagreen16 May 11, 2017 at 12:05 am

    You're a smart cookie, I think I need to watch more of your videos. I'm also a ESL teacher.

  • Reply Xanda Da Panda July 15, 2017 at 1:46 pm


  • Reply Jennifer Jenny October 15, 2017 at 7:29 am

    How come some schools only require that your diploma is apostilled as opposed to having transcripts?

  • Reply Rahul Verma November 11, 2017 at 2:54 pm


  • Reply Jacob thomas aquinas November 19, 2017 at 6:39 am

    I went to a community college and then transferred to a 4 year college. Should I get this done for both colleges or would simply getting it done for the 4 year be sufficient?

  • Reply Baya N November 25, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Sir do you have ielts videos?

  • Reply Sadaf Samreen May 1, 2018 at 11:11 pm


  • Reply Sir John Edward Cronin June 11, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Hi Ben; quick question – is the fee that the university charges $5/transcript? Wouldn't prospective employers accept one's university transcript on pdf? That's a cheaper option, no? Thanks in advance, John.

  • Reply Pujit Chanana September 3, 2018 at 6:03 am

    I have written post graduation diploma instead of post graduation diploma in management. Will it effect , if yes how can I edit it, paid the amount but didn’t send documents

  • Reply Harnoor October 6, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Hi, My 2nd year graduation marksheet is missing. In this case I can't get the transcript. What should I do pls suggest at the earliest

  • Reply Deepika Sthapak October 12, 2018 at 9:14 am

    My university envelope is normal usual one..doesn’t have the name…but is sealed by glue stamped and sign is that fine

  • Reply 542mixie12 October 30, 2018 at 3:34 am

    I don’t have the big university enevlope :(( im dying it wil take too lost to post it by mail and the dead line is over

  • Reply 542mixie12 October 30, 2018 at 3:39 am

    I am so stressed my documents will arrive after a day of the deadline, can I somehow send them my transcript but with a normal envelope? Can i do something?

  • Reply scorpze EH December 4, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Why not make evaluate and advocate for the recognition of international education qualifications using WES (WORD EDUCATION SERVICES), and use it in place of all of this stuff ? This is available in both Canada and USA. For the Middle-East another services are available.

  • Reply Razwanul Islam December 18, 2018 at 8:15 am

    Should I insert the copy of academic request from in the sealed envelope?

  • Reply Sir John Edward Cronin February 13, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Hi Ben, as you mentioned, you get all your ducks in a row by pre-ordering a whole bunch of the transcripts. Are the transcripts dated? If so, wouldn't this create a problem for a job applied for, say, in September 2020, when the transcript might be dated from, say, February 2017 for example? Or would employers care? John.

  • Reply Gabriel Pinto March 14, 2019 at 8:25 am

    How do you say transcript in Spanish?

  • Reply Gabriel Pinto March 14, 2019 at 8:26 am

    How do you ask for a transcript from a Guatemalan university?

  • Reply KAUSHAL PARAB October 12, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Is envelope size is has some standards? like A4 or somethig or any size

  • Reply amor y paz November 15, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Are you able to help me to send transcripts to a college

  • Reply Akhil Seelam December 5, 2019 at 11:14 am

    Hi good morning
    I have small doubt that for intermediate and matrices need to take transits from college and school or from broad could you assist me

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