- What is the transcript policy for new students?
- How do I submit my transcripts?
- My institution provides electronic transcripts. How should I submit them?
- My transcript is from a school outside the U.S. and I cannot obtain more than one original transcript from the school. What should I do?
- I am a current NYU student or I was previously enrolled at NYU. Am I required to submit an NYU transcript?
- I will not receive my final and official transcript until later in the summer. Should I submit what I have now?
- What will happen if I do not send my transcripts?
- How do I know if my transcripts have been received?
- My final and official transcripts were mailed or sent electronically by my school, but SMTS does not show receipt. What should I do?
1. What is the transcript policy for new students?
Prior to your first term of registration you must provide official transcript(s) showing conferral of all degree(s) and all graduate-level work (if applicable). Do NOT mail us transcripts until they show this information.
Each document must be an original, official document with the registrar’s stamp or signature. Scanned, photocopied or uploaded documents submitted as part of your application for admission do not fulfill this requirement. Certified English translations must accompany all documents written in languages other than English. Translations must be literal and complete versions of the original records. Official documents are required, as follows:
- One final transcript from each institution at which a degree was conferred (undergraduate or graduate). Recent graduates should confirm that the document shows the degree and graduation date.
- One transcript from each institution in which you enrolled in graduate-level courses (if applicable), even if a degree was not conferred.
Please note for transcripts that do not show the degree and graduation date, a graduation certificate or diploma showing conferral of your bachelor’s degree will also be required. For institutions in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Pakistan, or Sri Lanka, an official copy of the provisional degree certificate will be acceptable.
2. How do I submit my transcripts?
Please arrange to have your transcripts sent to Graduate Enrollment Services as soon as possible. Use http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/grad.admissions.GES_address to find the correct address for your delivery method. Alternatively, when you arrive on campus, you may drop off your final and official transcript to Graduate Enrollment Services, located at One-half Fifth Avenue (between East 8th Street and Washington Square North). It will become part of your official New York University record.
3. My institution provides electronic transcripts. How should I submit them?
Please request your school(s) or its authorized agent to email your final and official electronic transcript to email@example.com.
4. My transcript is from a school outside the U.S. and I cannot obtain more than one original transcript from the school. What should I do?
We will need to see an original transcript. You may come to Graduate Enrollment Services for a counselor to review the document, and we will make a photocopy for our records.
5. I am a current NYU student or I was previously enrolled at NYU. Am I required to submit an NYU transcript?
If you are a current or previously-enrolled NYU student, you do not need to request your NYU official transcript.
6. I will not receive my final and official transcript until later in the summer. Should I submit what I have now?
No, please wait and send the final and official transcript and diploma.
7. What will happen if I do not send my transcripts?
If we do not receive a final and official transcript showing conferral of your bachelor’s degree, a hold will be placed on your registration.
8. How do I know if my transcripts have been received?
The Supporting Materials Tracking System (SMTS, http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/request/smts.html) will inform you when your official transcripts have been received. Please allow at least 10 days for information to display on SMTS, longer if your transcript was mailed from outside the U.S.
For the transcript showing conferral of your undergraduate degree (or equivalent), please look at the top of the page in the Application Information section. There is a listing for Final and Official Transcript. If it says "Received," we have received and reviewed the document. No further action is required by you. If it says "Required," then we either have not yet received the document, or we have received it but not yet done our review. You should then check in the Transcripts Received section to see if the school is listed. If it is, we have received your transcript, but it has not yet been reviewed.
PLEASE NOTE: We review transcripts continually. Check back with SMTS periodically, but do not contact us again until August 1 if the status does not change. If we require additional information, we will contact you.
9. My final and official transcripts were mailed or sent electronically by my school, but SMTS does not show receipt. What should I do?
If SMTS indicates that your transcript was not received and you are sure that you arranged for the institution to send it to us, verify the following before arranging to have it sent again.
- Compare the name on the transcript with the name on your application. If they are different, please inform us by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include both names and your UID number in your message.
- Make sure that the transcript was mailed to the correct mailing address (hyperlink). If it was sent elsewhere, including to your department, then it was not received by Graduate Enrollment Services. You will need to send it again.
- If you provided your institution with the proper mailing address, it is still possible that they sent it to the wrong address at NYU. Many registrars use automated mailing systems with a standard address for NYU (e.g., the undergraduate office) that is not the correct one for Graduate Enrollment Services. In such cases, we recommend you obtain another copy of the official transcript in a sealed envelope and mail it to us personally.