Transcripts and Credentials

Thank you once again for applying to the University of Minnesota for graduate study.

Hopefully you were able to upload your transcripts or credentials directly to the online application. If you have already uploaded your transcripts or credentials, do NOT send additional copies of your materials. This will only delay the processing of your application.

Not sure if you've uploaded your materials?

Click here for information on how to check your status.

Were you unable to upload your materials?

If you were unable to upload your transcripts or credentials to the online application , please send them via email to Make sure the subject line of your email contains your name and the words late transcripts. You must send transcripts or academic records for each of the institutions listed on the online application. This includes partial or incomplete transcripts. An English translation should be included if the transcript is not in English. Also, please remember to include a copy of the transcript legend or university key (back page in most cases) for each institution. As with uploaded documents, these attachments must be legible and less than 1500kb in size, click here for tips on working with documents. International applicants, please click here for very important country specific instructions.

If you are unable to email a legible document, you will need to have an official transcript mailed to the Graduate School Admissions Office. Please keep in mind that doing this will delay processing of your application. To be considered official, the documents must be sent directly from your institution(s) to our office. Click here for the Graduate School Admissions Office mailing address.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts and credentials for both U.S. and International institutions will only be required if you are admitted to your graduate program of interest.

At that point, you will be asked to provide us with official transcripts from each institution attended. The transcripts must be received in the Graduate School Office of Admissions directly from the schools and an official English translation should be attached if the transcript is not in English. Click here for more information.

Verification of Credentials

If necessary, University officials will write to the schools of selected students to verify their documents. If we are unable to verify the student's transcripts or credentials the University reserves the right to drop the student from active status and may refer the matter to law enforcement authorities for prosecution.