So, I've been applying to several grad schools for Spring 2008. I'm graduating this semester Mid-December. ALL of the graduate schools I applied wants my final transcript before they can even begin reviewing my application. Is this how the graduate admissions work? How can I choose which graduate school I want to go to if my final grades won't come until Late December and when the Spring 2008 semester starts in Early January. I remember back in high school, you always know which university has accepted you by spring of your senior year. Are graduate schools different? It seems you have to wait a year in between graduating and then applying for grad school.