Academic Records and Official Transcripts



Academic records are official documents that show your academic achievement, such as transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.

In this section we address some of the issues regarding Academic Transcripts:

FAQ's

What transcripts do I need to submit?

Where should I get the transcripts?

How should I send the transcripts?

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Do I have to send the original transcripts? Can I submit a photo copy of the transcript?

My academic records are in a language other than English. What should I do?

I have not completed my current degree yet, what should I do?

If my name in my official transcripts is different from my passport/other transcripts, what should I do?

 

Basic Info

Academic records are official documents that show your academic achievement, such as transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc.

Please note that many universities require your academic records to be sent directly from your previous and or current academic institutions (schools / colleges / universities).

If they cannot send the academic records to your intended college/ university, you will have to include the academic records along in your application packet.

In order to ensure that the transcripts are authentic, the academic record documents should be sent in a sealed envelope which is signed and stamped by the registrar or by an authorized official of your school / college / university. Please check with your intended college / university for more details.

If the institution is not ready to give you more than one copy of the document, you can make copies of the original and get the copies certified by the registrar or by an approved government / institutional agency indicating that they have sighted the original.

We suggest that you check with your intended college / university for more details.

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What transcripts do I need to submit?

If you are applying for an undergraduate program, you will have to submit your high school academic transcripts. If you are applying for a graduate or doctorate program, you will be required to submit all your academic transcripts from all your previous and or current colleges or universities, for example, your high school transcripts, bachelor degree transcripts and master degree transcripts.

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Where should I get the transcripts?

In order to get them, you will have to contact your previous school / college / university’s registrar or administrative office. Usually you can get them for free or with only a small amount of administrative fee. However, if you need an express service, you might be required to pay more.

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How should I send the academic records?

Many universities require your academic records to be sent directly from your current/previous academic institution s (school s / college s / universiti es).

If they cannot send the academic records to your intended college/ university, you will have to include the academic records along in your application packet.

In order to ensure that the transcripts are authentic, the academic record documents should be sent in a sealed envelope which is signed and stamped by the registrar or by an authorized official of your school / college / university. Please check with your intended college / university for more details.

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Do I have to send the original transcripts? Can I submit a photo copy of the transcript?

Yes, you have to send the original transcripts, i.e., the official transcripts. Copies are not acceptable. If the institution is not ready to give you more than one copy of the document, you can make copies of the original and get the copies certified by a the registrar or by an approved government / institutional agency indicating that they have sighted the original.

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My academic records are in a language other than English. What should I do?

If your academic records are in a language other than English, then you will have to get certified word to word English translations from an an approved government or institution agency. Please note that some universities accept notarized translations only. Some universities also require you to send the original transcripts as well as the translation.

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I have not completed my current degree yet, what should I do?

If you have not completed your current study, you must send your to-date official transcript and then send the final result as soon as they are available. Please indicate the date when the final result will be available. We suggest you to check with your intended college / university for more details.

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If my name in my official transcripts is different from my passport/other transcripts, what should I do?

In case the names differ, then you must provide evidence of your name change, such as marriage certificate or a notarized name change certificate.

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