Transcripts

All applicants are required to upload a transcript, including the key from all attended colleges or universities you are attending or have attended. (It may be unofficial at this time.) Do not mail transcripts. There is no need to have your university send transcripts to Graduate Admission directly for the purposes of the application. Prior to submitting, please review file upload requirements.

If you are offered admission and our offer is accepted, we require final official transcripts from every college or university from which you have earned a degree.

Requirements

Records

The transcript must show:

  • Name of the student

  • Name of the issuing institution

  • Names of courses taken

  • Grades received in those courses

Translations

Applicants with transcripts in languages other than English will need to upload an official English translation along with such transcripts. 

Sealed copies

If you only have a sealed copy of the transcript, you may open it, scan it, and upload it to the application. Transcripts should be scanned in black and white at a maximum resolution of 300dpi and no larger than 10MB. Screenshots from student portals will not be accepted as an unofficial transcript.

Transcripts with Certified Digital Signatures

If you have trouble uploading a digital transcript with a certified digital signature (Certified by Certified Document Services, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.):

  • Print the digital transcript
  • Scan the print-out
  • Upload that scan to your application 

If, upon printing, a watermark indicating the document is “invalid once printed” appears, we will still accept it for your application. If scanning is not possible, send the original digital transcript with the certified digital signature to gradapp@princeton.edu. We will attach the document to your application within a few business days. Please be aware that this cannot be done until after you have submitted your application.

International Applicants

  • Foreign equivalents may in some cases have a normal program length that is shorter or longer than four years.  No degree that has a normal program length shorter than three years will be considered equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

  • Please upload both your original transcript in your native language along with an official English translation.