Transcripts - Frequently Asked Questions
Transcripts Required for Application
One (1) official transcript from EVERY postsecondary school you attended should be uploaded on one of the "Transcript Upload" pages as part of your online application. DO NOT MAIL your transcript to our office, unless requested. If your transcripts are not in English, a certified/notarized translation must be uploaded along with the official transcript in its original language.
Transcripts from schools where a degree was received should clearly indicate conferral of your degree. If you are currently completing a degree, upload a transcript showing your academic record through your most current term of study.
Note: If you have transfer credits from another institution, you are required to upload an official transcript from that institution. Failure to submit all transcripts will significantly delay the processing of your application.
REMINDER: Transcripts uploaded successfully to the online application should NOT be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. If you are offered and accept admission, you will be required to mail a hardcopy of the final official transcripts, with a completed Document Cover Sheet.
Quick Reference to understanding the Transcript upload policy
- Request that an official transcript from the institution is mailed to you.
- Upon receipt of the transcript, open up the envelope.
- Scan the received transcript into one of the acceptable file formats (PDF, JPEG, GIF, TIFF or Bitmap).
- If you are unable to scan your transcript, there are many vendors that can assist you in converting your transcript to a 2mb digital format for upload. (Kinko's, Staples, ect.)
- Upload your transcript to the online application.
- You do not have to mail the official copy of your transcript to our office if you were able to successfully upload your transcript. Only if you are offered and accept admission, you will be required to mail a hardcopy of the final official transcripts, with a completed Document Cover Sheet.
Applicants are required to scan each of their transcript to a single document. The official transcript scanned for upload must be a document that was produced by the registrar. The document must include one or more of the following features: the registrar signature, the registrar's seal, an institutional watermark, or printed on official institutional paper.
A transcript you personally print from a web based system showing your academic history or an unofficial transcript does NOT meet this requirement and should not be uploaded.
The uploaded transcripts must be clear and legible. The uploaded transcripts must be complete, all pages of the transcript must be present. Please preview your transcripts to determine whether or not they are clear and legible, and are displayed properly and are not upside down, sideways or incomplete.
Each scanned transcript must not be greater than 2mb in size. The file type for the scanned transcript can be:
If you reduced the size your scanned transcript and we deem it too small for review, you will be required to mail in your transcript to our office. (see information below).
Transcripts you are unable to upload to the online application
The Office of Graduate Admissions understands that not all applicants have to ability to prepare scanned legible transcripts for upload to the online application. Your application will receive full consideration as long as your transcripts are in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline.
If you are unable to prepare and upload scanned transcripts you must submit official hard copy transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline. Request that the transcripts be sent to you. Do not open the transcripts when they arrive-they must be received in sealed envelopes. Transcripts stamped "issued to student" but remain in sealed envelopes are considered official by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please provide a Document Cover Sheet when mailing your transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Transcripts that can not be issued to a student can be sent directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Please provide the Registrars office with a completed Document Cover Sheet.