Uploading Transcripts

PRE-ADMISSION TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION

All applicants, both domestic and international, are required to upload ‘UNOFFICIAL’ transcripts for all institutions attended, at the time of application.

·         If BYU-Provo was the LAST institution attended, you must either:

1.     Upload a copy of your ‘BYU Progress Report’ which lists all other institutions previously attended and/or;

2.     Separately upload ‘UNOFFICIAL’ transcripts for all other institutions previously attended that are NOT listed on your ‘BYU Progress Report’

·         For all institutions, whether listed in your progress report or uploaded separately, please make sure that each institution name is listed in a separate institution name field in the educational background section of the online application. 

·         Applicants can access their ‘BYU Progress Report’ through their BYU student account at MyBYU/Campus Links/School/AIM and select ‘Grades’.

 

International applicants are generally NOT required to submit ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts at the time of application in order to be considered for admission but MUST upload Official English translations for all native language document submissions.  In addition, certain graduate programs may also require applicants to request an official IERF foreign credential evaluation be sent to BYU before they can be considered for admission.  Applicants are advised to contact their respective graduate programs to determine if they are subject to an IERF foreign credential evaluation prior to being considered for admission.  Please click here for graduate program information and additional admissions requirements.

 

 

POST-ADMISSION TRANSCRIPT SUBMISSION*

Applicants who are subsequently RECOMMENDED FOR ADMISSION by their respective graduate program MUST submit ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts and/or proof of degree(s) for all previous institutions attended AS A CONDITION OF BEING OFFICIALLY ADMITTED to the university as follows:

·         DOMESTIC U.S. TRANSCRIPTS AND PROOF OF DEGREE(S)

·         If BYU-Provo was the LAST institution attended: 

·         You MUST make arrangements to have your ‘OFFICIAL’ domestic U.S. transcripts with proof of degree(s) for all previous institutions attended sent to BYU Graduate Studies - ONLY IF THE INSTITUTIONS ARE NOT listed on your ‘BYU Progress Report’.

·         All Other Applicants:

·         You MUST make arrangements to have your ‘OFFICIAL’ domestic U.S. transcripts with proof of degree(s) from all previous institutions attended sent to BYU Graduate Studies.

o    Electronically

o    ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts can be sent electronically through Scrip-Safe, National Clearinghouse, or Parchment to BYU Graduate Studies at gstranscript@byu.edu

o    Regular Mail

o    Alternatively, ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts can be mailed in a sealed envelope with a certification stamp across the seal to BYU Graduate Studies.

o    BYU GRADUATE STUDIES
105 FPH
PROVO, UT 84602

·         INTERNATIONAL TRANSCRIPTS AND PROOF OF DEGREE(S)

·         For all post secondary work and/or degrees awarded outside of the United States, you must request an official credential evaluation report through International Evaluation Research Foundation (IERF) be sent to BYU Graduate Studies.

·         The IERF reports include a U.S. degree equivalency (if applicable), coursework evaluation, and official grade point average (GPA). The reports are reviewed prior to the applicant being officially admitted to the university.

·         Failure to provide the required documentation to IERF will cause significant delays in your admission process and could seriously jeopardize your recommendation for admission. Please contact IERF directly for more information about required documentation.

·         BYU reserves the right to revoke any previous recommendation for admission to any applicant whose IERF report is incomplete or unsatisfactory.

·         IERF BYU Special Report

·         In certain circumstances a limited number of graduate departments may elect to pay for the IERF evaluation report wherein applicants will be notified in writing and sent an IERF BYU Special Report application at the time of recommendation for admission. 

·         The IERF BYU Special Report application must include: 

1.     ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts and mark sheets for all previously attended post-secondary institutions.

2.     Color copies of all official degree certificate(s)^ 

3.     Official English translations of all submitted documents.

4.     DO NOT SEND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS TO BYU.

·         ^Upon arrival to campus or within the first semester of admittance the original degree certificate/s must be sighted and validated by the BYU Graduate Studies Office or you will be subject to a registration hold.

·         Note: The IERF BYU Special Report is unique to BYU only and cannot be used at any other institution
 

·         IERF Detailed Report

·         All international applicants not selected to participate in the IERF BYU Special Report (see above) must complete and pay for an IERF Detailed Report. The application can be initiated here.

·         The IERF Detailed Report application must include: 

0.     ‘OFFICIAL’ transcripts and mark sheets for all previously attended post-secondary institutions.

1.     Official degree certificate(s). 

2.     Official English translations of all submitted documents.

3.     DO NOT SEND OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS TO BYU. 

·         Note: The IERF Detailed Report can be used at any other institution
 

·         *All official transcripts and/or IERF reports must be received and cleared by BYU before you can register for classes. Brigham Young University reserves the right to require official academic credentials at any time during the admissions process, and may rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official transcript(s) or IERF are found. All submitted application materials become the property of the university unless otherwise instructed and are kept in the strictest confidence.

 

 

Important tips for uploading your transcript:

  • Obtain an electronic version of your unofficial transcript or scan a copy of a current transcript at the lowest resolution that results in a legible document (we recommend using under 200 dpi).
  • Please keep scanned documents to eight and one half inches by eleven inches (8'1/2" x 11'), standard US letter size.
  • Institutional web-based transcript/academic record in PDF form are acceptable.
  • Ensure that your document is saved as a PDF or Word document, and that its size does not exceed 2500kb.
  • If the scanned file is too large, simply make a photocopy first, then scan that photocopy. (Experiment with different settings until you find one that results in the smallest file size.)
  • Color documents are not necessary. Scanning in “gray scale” or black and white is strongly recommended.
  • Do not upload spreadsheet documents to the online application. Instead, use a screen-capture of the transcript and copy/paste the image onto a Word document.

  • Ensure that the institution name and all other identifying marks are visible and clearly legible and that your scan can print on letter-size paper - 8 ½ by 11 inches (21 ½ by 30 cm)
  • Please include a copy of the transcript legend or university key for each institution.
  • Click the “view document” button to verify whether the uploaded document is legible. If it is not legible, try again. (NOTE: The system automatically converts your uploaded document into a  standard PDF file.)

 

  • If you need assistance, please note that public libraries, office supply stores (Kinko's, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.), and other services can create scanned documents for you.

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