LSAC Forum - AACRAO Status Hold - Documentation - Verification


ann007
Guys, it has been almost 3 weeks since my documents have been with LSAC, I logged in to check my AACRAO status today and it said "Hold - Documentation - Verification". What does this mean? They had an issue with my provisional degree/certificate, since my Final Degree takes three years to be issued post graduation, and I graduated in 2017, so before next year it won't be available to me.

The same was communicated by me to LSAC, yet this confusion happened. Someone please tell me what does this mean, general google search didn't help.

[Edited by ann007 on Nov 11, 2019]

Guys, it has been almost 3 weeks since my documents have been with LSAC, I logged in to check my AACRAO status today and it said "Hold - Documentation - Verification". What does this mean? They had an issue with my provisional degree/certificate, since my Final Degree takes three years to be issued post graduation, and I graduated in 2017, so before next year it won't be available to me.

The same was communicated by me to LSAC, yet this confusion happened. Someone please tell me what does this mean, general google search didn't help.
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Hi — Please see thereafter a previous post with the same problem: https://llm-guide.com/board/general-forum/logged-into-my-lsac-account-209676
To my understanding it's because AACRAO needs to do a verification of documents from the issuing institution. I guess that sometime it contacts the issuing institution in case of doubts or misunderstanding with the transcripts/diplomas.

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Hi — Please see thereafter a previous post with the same problem: https://llm-guide.com/board/general-forum/logged-into-my-lsac-account-209676
To my understanding it's because AACRAO needs to do a verification of documents from the issuing institution. I guess that sometime it contacts the issuing institution in case of doubts or misunderstanding with the transcripts/diplomas.
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ann007
I did see this post, but I had to ask again since a lot of questions remained unanswered.

My University had thousands of students and being a state run Indian University they are pretty lax in their approach. I don't know what they want to verify, since I did clarify via email and on call that all documents my University had forwarded are the only ones issued to me.

Yet, they choose to prolong it, and harass me unnecessarily, even after I clarified things on my end. Deadlines are fast approaching and I'm scared if this affects my admissions. Honestly, have no idea what to do.
I did see this post, but I had to ask again since a lot of questions remained unanswered.

My University had thousands of students and being a state run Indian University they are pretty lax in their approach. I don't know what they want to verify, since I did clarify via email and on call that all documents my University had forwarded are the only ones issued to me.

Yet, they choose to prolong it, and harass me unnecessarily, even after I clarified things on my end. Deadlines are fast approaching and I'm scared if this affects my admissions. Honestly, have no idea what to do.
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About the deadlines, you should be able to apply through LSAC even if the AACRAO evaluation is not complete because:

(1) For many law schools this document is optional and even if it's mandatory they can still bypass this report because the law school will do an holistic evaluation of your application; and

(2) Even after a complete application, LSAC will continue to send update on your documents (like toefl score report, AACRAO reevaluation, etc.) to the law schools where you applied, so if your evaluation is not ready they will send it when it will be done.

Therefore, if a deadline is short (like the Early Action Deadline of some law schools) you should still be able to apply.

Finally, you can ask to LSAC additional information about this status. And if you can share the LSAC's answer in this forum I am sure that it will help a lot other [future] applicants.

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About the deadlines, you should be able to apply through LSAC even if the AACRAO evaluation is not complete because:

(1) For many law schools this document is optional and even if it's mandatory they can still bypass this report because the law school will do an holistic evaluation of your application; and

(2) Even after a complete application, LSAC will continue to send update on your documents (like toefl score report, AACRAO reevaluation, etc.) to the law schools where you applied, so if your evaluation is not ready they will send it when it will be done.

Therefore, if a deadline is short (like the Early Action Deadline of some law schools) you should still be able to apply.

Finally, you can ask to LSAC additional information about this status. And if you can share the LSAC's answer in this forum I am sure that it will help a lot other [future] applicants.
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ann007
Thank you for letting me know this, this really helps. I have to apply to apply for Stanford before 22nd of this month, since I have applied for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. I did not know that applying without the full verification is complete is a possibility. This really puts my mind at ease.

I have emailed LSAC, but their responses are very delayed, probably because applications are open and a lot of people will be applying. I do plan on calling them today, and whatever they tell me I will surely post it here.

Thank you so much for your help.
Thank you for letting me know this, this really helps. I have to apply to apply for Stanford before 22nd of this month, since I have applied for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program. I did not know that applying without the full verification is complete is a possibility. This really puts my mind at ease.

I have emailed LSAC, but their responses are very delayed, probably because applications are open and a lot of people will be applying. I do plan on calling them today, and whatever they tell me I will surely post it here.

Thank you so much for your help.
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ann007
guys, I finally got a response back from LSAC, they still did not clarify over email, I had to call them and ask them. Spoke to them for 15 minutes or so. Apparently my documents have been put on hold since they need me to submit a signed and attested copy of each of my marksheet to them, and have the University forward it to them.

Had I not called I would have never known about this. My advice is to always call them and make things clear to them. Despite speaking with them and specifically asking them to do send me an email requesting additional documents. They sent a useless email stating that in case anything additional is required, the same will be communicated to be, despite saying opposite phone, where they already told me what was needed.

So that no one else faces this form of a harassment, especially students from India, in case your University has not yet issued a final degree and you are making do with your provisional degree/certificate my advice is that send all your signed and attested copies marksheets in one go to LSAC along with all the other documents needed, or else for some reason or another they will harass you like this.
guys, I finally got a response back from LSAC, they still did not clarify over email, I had to call them and ask them. Spoke to them for 15 minutes or so. Apparently my documents have been put on hold since they need me to submit a signed and attested copy of each of my marksheet to them, and have the University forward it to them.

Had I not called I would have never known about this. My advice is to always call them and make things clear to them. Despite speaking with them and specifically asking them to do send me an email requesting additional documents. They sent a useless email stating that in case anything additional is required, the same will be communicated to be, despite saying opposite phone, where they already told me what was needed.

So that no one else faces this form of a harassment, especially students from India, in case your University has not yet issued a final degree and you are making do with your provisional degree/certificate my advice is that send all your signed and attested copies marksheets in one go to LSAC along with all the other documents needed, or else for some reason or another they will harass you like this.
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