I have applied few universities for the graduate admission (PhD in physics) in this fall. Maximum of the universities require all of the official documents for the admission and review process.
Before applying these universities I emailed the graduate coordinator and the admin of the department to know if they allow the scanned copy (I upload the scanned copy of my transcripts and students copy of GRE/TEFL score cards.) They replied that the review process can be done without the offical copies but final decision will be made after the official copy they have with them.
My intention is that I want to send the official copies to the department after hearing the review results from them because if I send the official scores before the decision I may loose some amount of money and also I may not get an admission offer (my financial status is not that great).
My question is that, will it create any problem if I send the offical copies after I get any positive news (admission offer) from any of the university?
"If you uploaded your documents with the application, you do not need to mail anything at this time. If you are admitted, you will then be asked for official documents." this was from University of Tennessee.
Do I have to send official transcripts? "For the sake of evaluation purposes, no, you do not have to submit official transcripts. You are welcome to upload unofficial transcripts to the on line application website. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit finalized official documents".it is from the Washington state University