Applicants should upload a transcript or record (e.g. web-based transcripts, mark sheets, Relevé de Notes) of any academic work from each university-level institution you have attended for use in review of your application. Uploading a scanned copy of your transcript or academic record will expedite processing and review of your application. However, applicants should not send official paper transcripts. If you receive an offer of admission, you will be required to send official paper documents for verification before the offer is considered official. Do not send official transcripts before being notified by GSAS.
Study abroad undertaken as part of your undergraduate work does not require uploading of a separate transcript, provided that both courses and grades are recorded on the main transcript.
Transcripts that are in a language other than English must be translated into English. The translation must be certified to be an accurate translation of the original and be notarized or otherwise authenticated. Both non-English and translated transcripts should be uploaded.
Applicants to the Sustainable Development and Climate and Society programs must upload a separate listing of specific courses.
Uploading Your Transcript to the Online Application System
Transcripts should be uploaded on the Educational History page of the online application. Transcripts should not be combined into one document; they should be uploaded as individual documents.
Follow these guidelines to ensure that you are able to upload your transcript:
- Scan at the lowest dpi that results in a legible document (we recommend to use under 300 DPI whenever possible).
- Ensure that the institution name and other identifying marks are not missed during the scanning process and that your scanned copy is clearly legible and can print on letter-size paper (8 ½" x 11").
- Include the transcript legend (found on the back page, in most cases).
- Save your document as a PDF file.
- Make certain that its size is less then 2000kb (2 MB). Scanning in grayscale or black and white may produce the best results.
- If the scanned file is too large, first make a photocopy (experiment with different settings until you find one that results in the smallest file size), then scan the photocopy.
- You may upload an institutional web-based transcript/academic record.