International students make up over 1/3 of the GSAS student body.
An official transcript or final official transcript is required only after an offer of admission is extended to you and you accept that offer.
For admitted students only:
Final official transcripts may be traditional paper transcripts or certified electronic transcripts. In either case they are sent to us only from the issuing institution or its authorized agent. If the transcript you are sending is for a degree program have sent only the final transcript showing the award of the degree - no interim transcript is necessary. If your institution is able to send a certified electronic transcript it should be sent to:
This address is for institutional use only. Transcripts sent to this address by you (unless they are certified electronic transcripts) will be automatically deleted.
If your institution will be mailing a traditional paper transcript to us it must be mailed to:
The Office of Graduate Admissions
P.O. Box 208323
New Haven, CT 06520-8323
Or for overnight courier:
Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Office of Graduate Admissions
1 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
If you have traditional paper transcripts (considered final official transcripts) still in their sealed institutional envelope - we will accept them, but they must be mailed to us.
Please Note: No transcript sent by you as an attachment to an email will be accepted under any conditions.
We define an unofficial transcript as any academic record you are in possession of, such as
Please Note: All academic records uploaded to your online application are treated as unofficial.
We define an official transcript as a transcript received by us directly from the issuing institution (whether on paper, still in its sealed envelope, or a certified electronic copy) properly signed/authenticated.
An official transcript is only required once an offer of admission has been extended to you and accepted by you.
We define a final official transcript as a transcript received directly from the issuing institution (whether on paper and still in the envelope or a certified electronic copy) that is properly signed/authenticated.
A final official transcript is only required if you have been offered admission and have accepted that offer.
Please Note: Your final official transcript will be reviewed and compared to any transcript or academic record uploaded in support of your application.
Please follow these steps:
Your transcripts are received as soon as you upload them to the application.
Status information, however, requires an overnight update process.
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Please Note: Transcripts sent to this address from applicants who have not been offered admission will be deleted.
You should upload the academic performance document that your institution typically issues.
A traditional paper or electronic transcript is neither required nor necessary for the review of your application.
As described above, a record of your academic performance is required and must be uploaded to your online application.
We do not accept transcripts in any form sent via post or email during the initial application review process.
You should not send any transcripts to us.
You must upload a copy of your transcript or academic record prior to submitting your application.
Only if you are offered admission and accept that offer, should you then have an official and/or final official transcript sent to us.
You must upload your academic record to your application prior to submission.
Any transcript received by mail will be discarded.
Academic records, such as those frequently available to enrolled students from an institutional Student Information System portal, can be uploaded.
However, please make certain that such an academic record contains course identifiers, names, and grades or consider uploading a scanned copy of your transcript.
In addition, if your institution uses, as an institutional identification number, your Social Security Number, please ensure that you obscure (using whiteout or a black marker) that number before scanning and uploading to your application.
Please upload a copy of your academic record/scanned copy of your transcript, which is required in order to submit your application.
If you are offered admission, and you accept that offer, please send a final official transcript for each prior study institution you listed in your online application, prior to matriculation.
If your original transcript is in a language other then English, please upload both the original and the translation.
While it is preferred that any academic record you upload to your application contain the institution name and a ‘legend,’ we understand that this is not always possible for academic records from institutional portals.
If you have or can obtain an unofficial copy of your transcript, you can upload that instead.