I got an e-mail today from the department with a stupidly early deadline telling me they got my application, but I still need to send them my undergrad transcripts. Yeah, my undergrad transcripts. I don't even know what to say. What possible fucking use could those be? I mean, I wanted to send an e-mail back asking if it was a joke. Because, really, whether they mean or not, it is a fucking joke.
While we're talking about transcripts again, and in case anyone missed it, Inside the Philosophy Factory gave us her take on why her department asks for graduate (note: graduate) transcripts from job candidates. Fair enough, though I'm still not shelling out for official ones