Please refer to the requirements per country/territory above to determine which credentials are needed in your case. For the purposes of application review, only a PDF copy of the credentials should be submitted online. Official, sealed credentials will be requested only from admitted applicants intending to enroll.
- Academic credentials must be issued by the institution you attended.
- Third party evaluations (such as WES or ECE) are not required by the Office of Admissions and will not be accepted in place of institution-issued credentials.
- A degree award certificate or diploma should be submitted for all completed degree programs.
- Documents issued in a non-English language should be submitted along with certified, literal English translations (see below for details).
INTERNATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATION FEE
A mandatory, non-refundable $100 International Credential Evaluation Fee (effective with Summer 2021 applications, $50 for Spring 2021 and earlier) is assessed for all graduate and professional degree-seeking applicants who have post-secondary coursework taken outside the United States.
International applicants who have only U.S. coursework are not required to submit this fee. Study abroad coursework by U.S. students is excluded from this policy. The fee is assessed once per application term. Payment of the fee will be requested online through the application system.
We understand that from the viewpoint of many countries, the word “transcript” is an American term. When the Office of Admissions asks you for transcripts, we are actually asking for a copy of your academic record which includes courses taken, course descriptions, credits earned or hours completed, and posted grades. The following academic records are always acceptable as “transcripts”:
- Bosnia & Herzegovina - Index or Upsinica
- Croatia - Indeks or Uvjerjenje
- Germany - Scheinen or Student Reported Summary which has been certified by the university
- Poland - Indeks
- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka - See Marksheets below
- Countries following the Bologna Agreement - Transcripts. A diploma supplement may also be required.
Some institutions (such as those in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) provide a separate sheet for each year or semester which details the classes taken and marks achieved by a student. The following criteria are applied when the Office of Admissions reviews these credentials:
- Marksheets provided should be issued on a yearly or semesterly basis.
- These should be unconsolidated. Consolidated marks will not be accepted.
- All yearly or semesterly marksheets should be combined into a single PDF for upload.
- All examination attempts, including failures, must be included.
- Marks secured, minimum passing marks, and maximum marks should be shown.
- Marksheets may be issued by the university or the college.
- University marksheets are preferred over college transcripts, however, if the college credentials contain all the necessary information, they will be sufficient.
- Marksheets should clearly list the course names.
- If all that is shown is Paper I, II, and III or Exams I, II, III for a certain subject, the Office of Admissions will ask for a syllabus or course descriptions.
- Always provide the back of the marksheets if any information regarding courses or grading policies is listed on it.
DEGREE CERTIFICATE/DIPLOMA - PROOF OF DEGREE
The Office of Admissions requires proof of all degrees that a student has earned. This should be a copy of your diploma or degree award certificate. It should state the type of degree you were awarded, the fact that it was granted to you, and the date of conferment. See below for information on types of certificates accepted as proof of degree.
Unacceptable proofs of degree:
- Certificates which indicate only the passing of an examination or semester
- Exam Certificates, Final Exam Certificates, Pass Certificates, Degree Exam Certificates
- Certificates or statements issued by the college or a college official.
- Proof of degree must be issued by the university which has the authority to grant the degree.
Acceptable proofs of degree:
- A copy of the conferred degree award certificates or diploma, issued by the university.
- A Provisional Degree Certificate, issued by the university
- Provisional certificates must indicate that you have qualified for the degree and that it will be conferred at a future date.
The Office of Admissions requires literal, certified translations for all documents issued in a language other than English.
When not officially provided by your prior university, we accept translations from the following:
Translations should be on a translator’s letterhead and should be literal (not an interpretation or a paraphrasing).
Plain translations, notarized translations, and translations done by someone other than a certified translator are not acceptable. Evaluations performed by agencies such as WES and ECE will not be used in place of certified translations.
The supplement provides a description of the nature, level, context and status of the studies a student pursued and successfully completed.
Applicants may be required to submit a syllabus or course descriptions if an academic credential does not provide enough detail about the courses taken. These items will usually provide a key for understanding the courses you have taken and will provide the highlights of that course's curriculum. These will be requested on a case-by-case basis.