Where should I send my transcripts?
All applicants should upload unofficial transcripts directly to the appropriate section in the online application. Please note that uploaded transcripts must be legible and in English. Please ensure you upload a high-resolution image of your transcript; scans are preferred.
What is an unofficial transcript?
An unofficial transcript is printed on plain paper and may not have a college seal or registrar’s signature. Examples of unofficial transcripts are:
- A copy of a transcript issued to you
- A copy of your academic record obtained from your institution’s student information system (SIS)
Do I need to have transcripts sent for every college-level class that I have taken?
Yes, applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts of each college or university attended to the online application. A college senior should submit a transcript of work completed in the first semester of the senior year as soon as it is available. Do not email or mail official transcripts directly to our office. You will be required to submit official transcripts only if you are admitted and accept our offer of admission.
If you attended a study abroad program or enrolled in college courses while in high school, we do not need separate transcripts sent if the course names, credits, and grades are listed on your main institution’s transcript.
Applicants who have studied outside of the United States and Canada are required to upload unofficial international transcript(s) and certified translation(s) for all institutions attended. Please combine your transcript, certified translation, etc. for each institution into one document and then upload it to the appropriate section of the online application.
Do I need to send official transcripts as part of my application?
No, official transcripts are not required as part of the application. All applicants are required to upload unofficial transcripts directly to the online application. Transcripts that are sent directly to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences can not be added to your application.
If you accept an offer of admission, you will be required to send official transcripts to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from all colleges attended prior to matriculation. All transcripts must be in English. If you are submitting a transcript that is not in English, you must submit a certified English translation of the transcript and degrees awarded.
Does my transcript need to be in English?
Yes, all transcripts submitted to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences need to be in English. If your school does not provide English copies, upload your unofficial transcript(s) and certified translation(s) for each institution into a single document and upload it to the appropriate section of the online application.
I will not receive my degree until the summer. Must I submit another transcript showing the degree was conferred?
Yes, but only if you accept an offer of admission. In this case, you will need to submit official transcripts and certified documents showing all degrees conferred or awarded as soon as they become available, even if the degree will not be conferred until the semester of matriculation begins.
Do I need to obtain a WES/ECE evaluation?
The WES/ECE evaluation is not a required component of the application. If you have attended an institution that is not located within the United States, we request that you upload your unofficial transcript in the appropriate section of your application. GRS may contact you at the time of review if a WES/ECE evaluation is necessary.