Transcripts

Admission to Penn GSE requires satisfactory completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited U.S. university or its equivalent prior to your matriculation into any program. Transcripts uploaded must reflect all coursework taken from every post-secondary institution attended, even if you transferred, withdrew, did not graduate, or the coursework appears on other transcripts, such as study abroad programs.

Institutions in the United States

For each post-secondary institution you’ve attended in the U.S., you must upload a registrar-issued transcript for review. Applicant-uploaded copies will be considered unofficial and may be used only for faculty review purposes. Should you be admitted and choose to enroll at Penn GSE, official copies of all final transcripts must be sent directly from the institution before you begin coursework.

The admissions office will not accept documentation such as grade reports, student advising reports, screenshots of student accounts, or any other document not released by the registrar.

Penn GSE can receive official transcripts from U.S. institutions in hard copy (Penn GSE, 3700 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104) or e-copy (admissions@gse.upenn.edu).

Institutions outside the United States

For each post-secondary institution you've attended outside the US, we require that you contact a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) to have a course-by-course evaluation of your non-U.S. transcript(s) sent directly from the NACES member to Penn GSE Admissions and Financial Aid.

Penn GSE does not accept transcripts directly from institutions outside the U.S. nor English language translations of such transcripts. Any document uploaded as a transcript for an institution outside of the U.S. without the NACES course-by-course evaluation will not be reviewed and your application will be considered incomplete.

Exchange Programs or Study Abroad

Exchange program or study abroad at an institution in the United States
If the course names and grades from any exchange programs do not appear on your home-institution’s transcript, you must submit a registrar-issued transcript for review. Applicant-uploaded copies will be considered unofficial and used only for faculty review purposes. Should you be admitted and choose to enroll at Penn GSE official transcripts of all transcripts must be sent from all institutions.

Exchange program or study abroad at an institution outside the United States
If the course names and grades from your exchange program do not appear on your home-institution’s transcript and your host institution was a non-US school, you must submit all official transcripts to a member of NACES and request to have an official course-by-course evaluation sent directly from a NACES member to Penn GSE.