Master’s Admissions: Official Transcripts

Applicants should send official transcripts for all prior college level coursework to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University by mail.

Students are welcome either to have transcripts sent directly to BU or to collect all needed transcripts together in one packet to BU. In order for transcripts to be considered official, they must be received through postal mail in signed, sealed envelopes from your university’s registrar. Uploaded, scanned, faxed or emailed transcripts are considered unofficial.

Applicants who have attended and/or received degrees from institutions outside the U.S. must provide certified copies and certified English translations of transcripts or records of all previous post-secondary education and of all degrees conferred. If your university will not send another copy of your transcript, you have the option to use an official notary to translate your original transcript and send the original, notarized documents to GRS Admissions. Applicants with questions on eligibility are encouraged to email scanned transcripts to for assessment. When applying, applicants must submit individual mark sheets from their institution. Consolidated mark sheets are not able to be reviewed without individual mark sheets. Please note that if your school has not received accreditation through NAAC or you received your degree more than five years before your expected matriculation date, you may be required to submit a WES evaluation.

If you will not receive your degree until the summer, applicants are required to submit official final transcripts or a certified document showing all degrees earned. If you are offered admission, you must submit transcripts or certified documents showing all degrees conferred as soon as they become available, even if the degree will not be conferred until the semester of matriculation begins.

Please do not send any materials directly to the Economics Department. All admissions materials should be sent to:

Admissions Office
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Boston University
705 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 112
Boston, MA 02215