Me and my wife are looking to apply for Canada PR. Today, we started the process of having our educational credentials verified by WES. Both of us have our highest degrees from a US University (PhD and Masters). We have a few questions regarding sending our transcripts by post or by email directly from the University to WES.
We have already authorized our respective US universities, via an online interface, to send out the PDF version of the transcript to the WES email address (email@example.com). Both our universities seem to use exactly the same service provider to send out transcripts. However, our worry is that the WES reference number may not be included in the email that the University’s transcript partner sends to WES. We have mentioned the WES reference number as the first line under the “mailing address” section available on the transcript-ordering online interface on the University webpage but I highly doubt if that number will be mentioned in a clear manner (if at all it is mentioned) in the email. Does anyone have experience with this?
In addition to the email transcript, we are thinking of using the same online interface on our University’s websites to physically mail the transcript (by FedEx) directly to WES. However, there is a problem here. I am not sure if the University will put a stamp and signature across the flap of the envelope (both of us live in the Bay Area and our universities are in the mid-west, so we can’t easily collect and mail it ourselves). Anyone have any experience going through this process?
Is it a problem at WES end to receive both email and physical mail transcript?
Any advice would be appreciated.