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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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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. Be mindful of the application's deadline and plan ahead to have an evaluation processed. 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. Transcript evaluations can take 8-12 weeks to complete.
Exchange program or study abroad at an institution in the United States
Exchange program or study abroad at an institution outside the United States