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How to Submit Transcripts in the Graduate Application

As part of your online application, you must add your official transcripts to the Academic History section of the application and include all postsecondary institutions you attended. This includes institutions where you received transfer credit or did not complete a degree. If you received multiple degrees from the same institution, and added the school multiple times to reflect the degrees, please upload the transcript in each instance of the school. You must upload all transcripts to the online application prior to submission; do not send them to our office by mail or electronically. 

We cannot accept and will not view transcripts that are not issued directly by the transcript office/registrar of your institution or a clearinghouse (e.g., E-Script Safe, Parchment, or National Clearinghouse). Uploading unofficial transcripts will delay the processing, review, and decision for your application.

If your transcript is not issued in English you will need to upload a certified or notarized English translation along with the transcript in its original language.

Do not email us transcripts that you successfully uploaded to the online application. If you are admitted and plan to enroll at NYU Steinhardt you will be provided with instructions on how to submit your final official transcripts before starting your studies.

Transcript Upload Steps

  1. Request that each school send you an official transcript, either by mail or electronically. Do not mail or email transcripts to us that you can successfully receive from your institution directly.
  2. Upon receipt of the transcript, either open up the envelope, even if it says it will invalidate the transcript, or download your electronic transcript.
  3. For hard copy transcripts, scan the received transcript into one of the accepted file formats (.pdf, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .tiff, .png, or bitmap). For electronic transcripts, check that it is in an accepted format. If your scanned or downloaded transcript from your school has any watermark such as “copy” it will be acceptable for the application review process.
  4. Upload your transcript to the online application in the Academic History section, where you added the institution.
  5. Retain your transcripts for your records. You do not need to send them to our office.