If your kid can't get a transcript sent to a college in time to meet early application deadlines, you could be losing money. Big money in the form of scholarships is at stake.
While some colleges are flexible about receiving transcripts, others are not. High schools also vary in how flexible they are in terms of their transcript request deadlines.
High school policies that require a great deal of advance notice in order to get a transcript sent to a college are likely to stifle the number of scholarships students at a high school will receive from colleges.