More secure than paper: Electronic submission is the most secure way to receive official documents from Midwestern University. Each document is tracked and you will be notified if it has been tampered with at any point.
Simple for medical professionals: Midwestern University makes it easy for medical professionals to get you all of the documents you need with our simple online ordering portal. Students select the documents they want to send and are notified when the documents have reached their destination.
Convenient for employers: For each medical professional you work with, you will receive a simple packet in your email. No more waiting for documents to arrive in the mail. Faster, more secure, and much more efficient - you will want to receive all of your documents electronically. Learn more here, or visit our partner, Parchment, for more information about how you can receive all of your documents electronically.
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Verifing a Transcript: If received electronically, this official transcript has been digitally signed and therefore contains special characteristics. For optimal results, we recommend that this document is viewed with the latest version of Adobe® Acrobat or Adobe® Reader. A digital certificate is included with the transcript to verify its authenticity. This digital certificate will appear in a pop-up screen or status bar on the document, display a blue ribbon, and declare that the document was certified by Midwestern University, with a valid certificate issued by GlobalSign CA for Adobe®. This document certification can be validated by clicking on the Signature Properties of the document.
The Blue Ribbon Symbol: The blue ribbon is your assurance that the digital certificate is valid, the document is authentic, and the contents of the transcript have not been altered.
Invalid: If the transcript does not display a valid certification and signature message, reject this transcript immediately. An invalid digital certificate display means either the digital signature is not authentic, or the document has been altered. The digital signature can also be revoked by the transcript office if there is cause, and digital signatures can expire. A document with an invalid digital signature display should be rejected.
Author Unknown: Lastly, one other possible message, Author Unknown, can have two possible meanings: The certificate is a self-signed certificate or has been issued by an unknown or untrusted certificate authority and therefore has not been trusted, or the revocation check could not complete. If you receive this message make sure you are properly connected to the internet. If you have a connection and you still cannot validate the digital certificate on-line, reject this document.