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.

The Graduate School recognizes the significant disruption caused by COVID-19 and will take that into account for transcripts. While a final transcript submitted by an applicant who is offered admission must still in all cases indicate that an undergraduate degree or its international equivalent has been awarded prior to enrolling at the Graduate School, we appreciate that many applicants currently enrolled in degree programs will pursue pass/fail or other non-standard grading options during this extraordinary time.

If your degree has not been conferred yet, please do NOT order your final transcripts until after your degree has been conferred.

If you have previously earned a degree from Princeton, you will need to contact the Registrar to have your transcript sent to Graduate Admission.

Final Transcript Requirements

  • Completion of coursework required for the degree
  • Official stamp, seal, and/or embossed marking from the school
  • 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)
  • 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.

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, you should consider CertiFile® Credential Verification Service, please 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.
REQUIRED: Apply for CHESICC verification:
REQUIRED: Apply for CDGDC verification:

Acceptable Delivery Methods

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

Certified Electronic Transcripts

Secure electronically delivered transcripts that are passcode protected, digitally signed, and properly certified by the issuing institution can be emailed from the college or university to:

PDF copies of transcripts are not accepted.

CertiFile® 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.

To begin the process, log into the application menu, click on Manage Account, under Submitted Forms select the Princeton University application, click on Initiate CerfiFile Order


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.