I would definitely call...there's a difference between calling cause you're annoying and impatient and calling because it's been months and you don't even know if they got your stuff.
but a lot of it is probably the advice i got here to come down much harder on the dept than i was doing. thanks to everyone!!!
For a lot of schools the completion deadlines are in two days...as in they have to have all your materials by then...depends on the school. I'm tellin you tho...the reason you aren't a priority is cause you were too nice on the phone (which is obvious if you said "thank you"). Pretty much every job I've ever had and other people I know have had...if someone is telling you to do something but you're too lazy to do it and it's not that important, then fine you won't do it.....if someone is SUPER UPSET over something and going crazy (and btw I'm not saying like cuss him out or anything....just let it be known how much you need this and how he is the only thing standing in the way of you and top law schools) then you'll get it done (if for no other reason than just to get them off your back.
He is definitely a jerk and you should be ticked at your school....but w/ bureaucracies you have to fend for yourself....they are the way they are and if you don't do your part in forcing them to get the ball rolling then it's just as much your fault as it is theirs.
frankly, if i'm going to be auto-dinged because i'm not complete by February 1st, it's over for me already. i do think i'll have a bit more leeway.. my apps were turned in and acknowledged by schools weeks ago. i'm not sure how they'll deal with the fact that LSAC won't send the stuff til later, but i don't think that in itself will mean my app cycle is over. if it does, well.. then my undergraduate owes me a lot of money in app fees.
And you're right, i was too nice on the phone. i did send the email, and i hope it will get acknowledged. if i don't get an answer i'll call again tomorrow morning, and make some louder demands. yeah, i'm a pushover, but i'm trying with what little options i've got. i'm just appalled that this sh*t isn't done. my advisor said she gave my transcript to someone other than the guy in charge a week ago also because of the delays, but that person is the dean, and she isn't responding to emails either. Lovely.
Do you really think your dean is gonna care about some joker who processes the transcripts, and does a really bad job at it? E-mail = not good enough. You've already proven that over and over. I would go in there personally and say that I wasn't leaving until he updated it.....tell him you did your job....he's not doing his....and you're working at Arby's next year unless he does this two days ago!!!!
well, i would definitely storm in there and tell him to make it his priority, except for the fact that i'm approximately 13 hrs away by plane. it's just something i've noticed though.. being able to communicate primarily by email really makes someone a nonentity. phone calls are the only guaranteed way of getting a response, and even then.. he certainly didn't seem at all worried/apologetic on the phone. not for ignoring me, not for the fact that i'm "not a priority". nada when i pointed out the app deadlines are in two days.