Does it mean anything when a firm you've applied to asks for a transcript, or has my desperation driven me nuts? I'm 3L at a top 20 school, in the middle of my class...I applied to a BigLaw firm a week ago and got an email today requesting a copy of my transcripts. Does that mean they've seen the GPA on my resume and are still willing to consider me? Or is getting the transcript merely a meaningless formality? I realize I could just wait for my rejection letter/email to come, but I'm desperate enough to ask what you guys think (I realize I am opening myself up to extreme abuse here, btw).
1. I'm reinterviewing because last year's OCI was an utter failure (got lots of interviews but no offers) so I ended up working for a federal agency instead of a firm.2. The firm that asked for the transcript was in the San Francisco area. My school is in the DC area so it's not exactly a feeder school, but I have heard of quite a few classmates who received offers in that region.3. My summer job was at a federal agency in DC. In sum, my prospects are grim and I'm very hungry for a job.