I have no advice on this, except to say that a question at this level of finnicky administrative detail is probably best addressed to the actual university where you want to apply.
Many programs instruct you to send transcripts from all undergraduate/graduate institutions you have attended. In my case, I took coursework at two different universities while in high school, I studied abroad, and I have taken classes from two different universities via cross-registration while completing my undergraduate degree. Do adcoms really want to see that I got an A+ in US History when I was 17? My main concern is financial- this would be 6 transcripts total, 12 for the schools that require double copies.
If I only send transcripts from my primary undergraduate school and the cross-registration schools, will adcoms penalize me? Futhermore, do I need to include such courses while calculating my GPA?
Since my study abroad was just a program (not at a university), would I need to provide a transcript for this?
It would seem logical that transcripts aren't needed from an institution if those credits were then transferred elsewhere and appear on some transcript (with a grade). I've seen some departments say as much. But I wouldn't trust that this was the case at all institutions, especially if the application is getting piped through the graduate school before being forwarded on to the department proper.
I was in the same situation, but not quite to the same degree -- I did 2 undergrad degrees from 2 different universities, 1 study abroad year at another university (on exchange, but my home uni didn't put the grades), and then another university for my math study (after I graduated) --so 4 different transcripts. It was quite expensive!
Adcoms could probably care less what you got in US History. But they probably do want to see how you did in DiffEq when you were 17. I think you should just apply common sense on what you do and don't send. If something is not going to strengthen your file, don't send it.
I didn't send my study abroad transcript (irrelevant) but send transcripts from university classes I took in high school. I definitely could not have gotten any admits without submitting the latter.
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