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Posted: June 27, 2012 3:22 p.m.

GPC to accept original EHS transcripts

UPDATE: According to Georgia Perimeter College's spokeswoman Beverly James, the school has agreed to accept original transcripts from Eastside High School.

 

Original story: Eastside High School 2012 graduates were turned away from their summer classes at Georgia Perimeter College Tuesday, because of a transcript snafu that made the graduates ineligible to attend the college.

According to Georgia Perimeter staff, Eastside graduates who were taking summer classes and those who were trying to register for the fall semester had their transcripts rejected because the transcripts had the graduation date handwritten on them, which is not acceptable under GPC's standards of admission.

Eastside counselor Tina Daniel hand wrote the graduation date on each transcript after signing them, but all 235 transcripts will have to be redone, according to Eastside staff.

GPC spokeswoman Beverly James said she would comment on the matter after having investigated it further.

Eastside did not learn about the problem until yesterday when a graduate returned to the school to receive her transcript, only to have the college deny the transcript once she arrived at the admissions office.

"We are currently working on trying to resolve the issue," Eastside Principal Jeff Cher said. "Our staff is working with the college to see what went wrong and how we can resolve the issue as quickly as possible and do whatever it takes."

Sherri Davis-Viniard, the Newton County School Systems' public relations director, said she didn't know if Alcovy and Newton high school students were affected as well, nor did she know if other colleges would also reject transcripts.

"GPC is the only college that has contacted Eastside regarding this issue," Viniard said.

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