Use of "as of"

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The web site of an educational institution (SFU) has the following guideline: "if you have not completed a certificate, degree or PDP program at SFU as of October 2009, you must order transcripts by mail, fax or in person". I received a degree in 1969. I interpreted the guideline to mean that I would not have to order by mail, fax or in person. It turns out that what SFU means is that I do have to order by mail, fax or in person. It seems to me that "as of" is a tricky preposition that can mean either "before" or "after". I interpreted it to mean "before"; SFU meant "after". Who is right?  

preposition as-of asked Jul 10 '13 at 17:34 Arthur Menu New member

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