Final Transcripts

If an offer of admission is accepted, a final official transcript from each institution where a degree was earned is required by August 20. Enrollment may be terminated if a student fails to provide an official transcript of degree, study, or other academic work that was presented as part of the admission application.

Final Transcript Requirements

  • Completion of coursework required for the degree: If your degree has not been conferred yet, please do NOT order your final transcripts until after your degree has been conferred.  Instead, please inform the Office of Graduate Admission at gradapp@princeton.edu. If you have previously earned a degree from Princeton, you will need to contact the Registrar to have your transcript sent to Graduate Admission.

  • Title of degree earned and date the degree was conferred: If the degree and confer date are not on the transcript, include the degree certificate or diploma.

  • English translation (if needed): If transcripts are not in English, a certified English translation must be either sent directly from the translator to Princeton, or in a sealed envelope stamped by the translator.

  • Official marking from the school: Transcripts must be stamped, sealed, and/or embossed.

  • Original documents: Original or certified documents are required and will be held on file until the program is completed, at which time you may request to pick them up. If your institution only issues you one document, consider Educational Perspectives Credential Verification Service (see below).

Transcripts from institutions in People’s Republic of China

Transcripts and degree certificates are required and each must be verified by the appropriate agency. Transcripts must be verified by the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC); degree certificates must be verified by the China Academic Degree and Graduate information Center (CDGDC). All verification reports and any academic records should be issued in the English language.

Please note: Since we will receive your documents directly from CHESICC and CDGDC, universities do not need to issue transcripts and degree certificates to Princeton.

Acceptable Delivery Methods

Certified Electronic Transcripts - Preferred Method

Secure electronically delivered transcripts that are password protected, digitally signed, and properly certified by the issuing institution can be emailed from the college or university to: gradapp@princeton.edu. Due to the pandemic, we will accept PDF copies of transcripts if sent directly from the issuing institution to Princeton. PDF copies sent from students are not accepted.

Educational Perspectives Credential Verification Service (International Final Transcripts Only)

International academic credentials can be reviewed, certified, and uploaded directly to your Princeton application record through Educational Perspectives. There is a fee for this service.

Official Paper Final Transcripts

Have paper transcripts sent directly from the college or university to Princeton. If a college or university will only issue transcripts directly to the student, the transcripts should be sent in the original unopened institution envelope.

Princeton University
Graduate Admission

ATTN: Final Transcript
One Clio Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544