Transcripts and Academic Records

Transcripts for Domestic Applicants

Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Unofficial transcripts not submitted as part of the online application can be emailed to gradadm@uga.edu. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission. Do not mail official transcripts until offered admission.

If offered admission, the Graduate School prefers electronic delivery of your transcripts from your institution via secure services such as Scrip-Safe, AVOW, Docufied and National Clearinghouse. Electronic transcripts should be sent directly to gradadm@uga.edu. If electronic delivery is not available, applicants can submit one official transcript in a sealed envelope from each institution of higher education attended, except the University of Georgia. University of Georgia transcripts are on file.

The address for submitting transcripts to the Graduate School is:

The University of Georgia
Office of Graduate Admissions
210 S. Jackson St.
Athens, GA 30602

Transfer credit posted on the records of other institutions, including the University of Georgia, is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from the original institutions. Official transcripts for these credits must be submitted. This also pertains to study abroad credit that is posted on records as transfer credit to other institutions.

Academic Records for International Applicants

Applicants should submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Unofficial transcripts not submitted as part of the online application can be emailed to gradadm@uga.edu. Official transcripts are not required during the review process and will only be required for applicants who are offered admission. Do not mail official transcripts until offered admission.

If offered admission, applicants must submit one official (certified) copy of academic records from each institution of higher education that the applicant has attended to the Graduate School. Official documents must bear an original certification of the appropriate school official or office. Photocopies of certified documents are not acceptable. Coursework completed at one institution but listed on the record of a second institution is not acceptable. A separate copy of the record from the first institution is required.
The records must contain the following information

  • Subjects Studied
  • Marks (grades) awarded
  • Class rank (if available)

If the records do not clearly indicate the subjects studied, syllabi of the courses of study must be included as part of the records. Syllabi written in English by the applicant are acceptable.

If the title of the degree and graduation date (month and year) are not indicated on the transcript, separate proof of degree (e.g., an official copy of the diploma) must also be submitted.

If the original language of the record is not English, a certified translation in English must be attached to the original. Any translated record should be a literal and not an interpretive translation.

The University reserves the right to require the receipt of official transcripts directly from the foreign institution. Additional information regarding academic credentials from selected countries may be viewed on the Country-Specific Academic Credentials and Requirements for Admission to the University of Georgia page of our website. In the list, the “bachelor’s equivalency” refers to the minimum degree(s) required and considered to be equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s degree.