Official transcripts/credentials are required after you receive a notice of admission. 

  • Your application checklist will update to show which credentials are required.
  • It is your responsibility to request official transcripts/credentials, issued after graduation (if you will receive a degree), from the required institution(s).  Submit documents after your final grades and degree award are posted.
  • Unless otherwise stated in the country-specific tabs below, official transcripts must be mailed by the issuing institution directly to Graduate Admissions (address below).  Do not send official transcripts to yourself first.

Have your transcripts sent to:
Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Please contact Graduate Admissions with questions.

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THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

University of Minnesota undergraduates (from any campus) should contact Graduate Admissions after the undergraduate degree has posted to the transcript. Upon notification, Graduate Admissions will obtain the official transcript.

UNITED STATES & CANADA

For institutions in the United States and Canada, Graduate Admissions is able to accept electronic transcripts sent directly by your institution. If you wish to provide electronic transcripts, have your institution's Registrar send transcripts/credentials directly to gsquest@umn.edu through a secure, approved, document-transfer service. Not all institutions offer secure document transfer. 

Electronic documents sent as PDF attachments may not be accepted as official.

Parchment SECURE-TRANSFER Electronic Credentials

Some institutions will send credentials through Parchment. 

  • In Parchment, select "University of Minnesota - Graduate Admissions."
  • Do not select "University of Minnesota- Duluth, Rochester, or Twin Cities." This will route your credentials to the Undergraduate Admissions Office and we will not receive them.

MyCreds SECURE-TRANSFER Electronic Credentials (Canada)

  • Students with Canadian credentials can use MyCreds.ca to send official electronic transcripts. 
  • Electronic transcripts should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu.  

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

My eQuals SECURE-TRANSFER Electronic Credentials

Not all institutions offer secure document transfer.  Electronic documents sent as PDF attachments may not be accepted as official.

Paper copies from institution:

Certified copies of transcripts should be sent from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.

BOLOGNA-COMPLIANT COUNTRIES (MOST OF EUROPE)

Institutions from countries that participate in the Bologna Process should provide the Diploma Supplement to all graduates. 

The official Diploma Supplement (which includes coursework, grades, and degree verification) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Bologna-compliant countries include:

Azerbaijan Hungary Romania
Belarus Iceland Russian Federation
Belgium Ireland Serbia
Bosnia and Herzegovina Italy Slovak Republic
Bulgaria Liechtenstein Slovenia
Croatia Lithuania Spain
Cyprus Luxemborg Sweden
Czech Republic Malta Switzerland
Denmark Moldova Turkey
Finland Montenegro Ukraine
France* Netherlands United Kingdom
Georgia North Macedonia  
Germany Norway  
Greece Poland  
Holy See Portugal  

 

* France

  •  Many institutions in France do not provide a Diploma Supplement or English language translation of their credentials.  In those cases, please have the official credentials in French sent to our office, and provide translations from any certified translator.

Central and South America

Electronic documents attached to email are not accepted.

In-Person Credential Review

You may bring original transcripts and diplomas (these documents must be issued on University letterhead and have original stamps/signature or original embossed seals) to our office for review when you arrive on campus.  You will also need certified translations if English translations are not provided by your University.

An apostille-stamped original-language document is acceptable if it is stamped by the Registrar of your institution, with an original seal of your institution, and preferably contained in sealed and stamped envelopes from your institution.  A notary or apostille outside of your registrar office will not be accepted as official versions for the Spanish documents, but a certified translator's original signature/stamp from someone outside of the Registrar's Office would be acceptable for the English translation.

Paper copies from institution - in person or by mail:

  • You may bring official copies in Spanish or Portuguese to Graduate Admissions. The documents should be in sealed envelopes from your institution.  An English translation must be included if your institution provides translation services. 
  • If your institution does not provide translation services, please obtain a certified translation from a professional translation service. 
    • Grades should be translated as shown on the original language document, and should not be converted to a U.S. grading scale.

Official copies of transcripts and diploma may be sent from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

English Translations

  • If not provided by the institution, translations may be sent by any professional certified translation service.
    • Grades must be translated to match the original-language document.
    • Grades converted to a U.S. scale will not be accepted.

English translations completed by a certified translation service (grades must match original language document and not be converted) may be sent by email to gsquest@umn.edu.

CHINA

The Chinese Ministry of Education has designated CSSD as the sole national verification system for all official academic credentials coming out of China. 

  • Paper documents will not be accepted as official.  
  • CSSD Reports must be sent to gsquest@umn.edu.  
    • HINT: Enter gsquest@umn.edu instead of your own email address on the CSSD website to send copies directly to Graduate Admissions instead of to yourself.

 

Report of China Higher Education Academic Transcript

Chinese Academic Transcript from CSSD

  • Required in English and in Chinese
  • Transcript used for report must be issued after graduation (if a degree was/will be obtained)

Online Verification Report of Higher Education Degree Certificate (if a degree was/will be received)

Chinese Degree Certificate from CSSD

  • Required in English and in Chinese
  • This document is NOT the same as the Online Verification Report of Student Record (graduation certificate), which we do not require.

 

CSSD Center for Student Services & Development
Baiyan Building, NO.238 Beisihuan Zhong Road
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R.China 100191

 

Questions

CAN I SEND MY CREDENTIALS THROUGH CSSD PARCHMENT?
  • It is better to email to have your CSSD-verified credentials emailed directly to . gsquest@umn.edu
  • If you choose to send documents through Parchment:
    1. Wait three weeks so that undergraduate admissions has time to receive and process the documents.  
    2. Then contact Graduate Admissions at   and ask us to contact Undergraduate Admissions to obtain the documents.gsquest@umn.edu
    3. The complete process will take about 4 weeks.
SHOULD I SELECT WES, ECE OR APPLYWEB WHEN ASKING FOR A TRANSCRIPT TRANSLATION?
  • You don't need to choose any of them.  They are only needed for schools that require them (we don't). Go to https://www.chsi.com.cn/wssq/ to apply for the HE Transcript Verification Report, then enter the email address gsquest@umn.edu.  

 

Hong Kong Institutions Located in Mainland China

Degrees issued by Hong Kong institutions located in mainland China should follow the instructions for providing credentials from Hong Kong.

 

Degrees Issued by Joint Chinese-Overseas Institutions

The following institutions issue joint Chinese-Overseas Credentials:

Beijing Normal University – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen
Duke Kunshan University: Electronic transcripts are accepted from dku-registrar@dukekunshan.edu.cn
Fuzhou Melbourne Polytechnic
Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Shenzhen MSU-BIT University
University of Nottingham, China
Wenzhou Kean University
Zhengzhou Eurasia Professional Transport Institute

Documents issued by authorities outside China do not need to go through the national verification system. 

Issuing institutions may send credentials directly to:
Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Gambia, The

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts (showing the degree conferral, or including a copy of diploma) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

University of The Gambia

GHANA

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts (showing the degree conferral, or including a copy of diploma) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

University of Ghana

HONG KONG

For credentials issued by a Hong Kong institution, paper transcripts issued in English and showing the award of the degree at the top should be sent directly from the institution to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Alternately, many schools in Hong Kong are able to send official electronic credentials directly from their Registrar Office to us at gsquest@umn.edu.

Degrees issued by Hong Kong institutions located in mainland China should follow the instructions for providing credentials from Hong Kong.

INDIA

Submit certified marksheets and
certified Degree Certificates (or Provisional Certificate/Degree Statement)

Criteria for Acceptable Provisional Certificates / Degree Statements

For recently awarded degrees, a Provisional Certificate or Degree Statement is acceptable if it meets ALL of the following criteria:

  • if provisional, was issued no more than two years ago
  • the name of the degree awarded is specified
  • the date of degree completion is shown
  • final division/placement/GPA is shown

Paper copies from institution

Attested/Certified copies of Marksheets and Degree Certificates must be sent from your institution's Registrar directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

University of Mumbai SECURE-TRANSFER Electronic Credentials

The University of Mumbai has set up a secure-transfer system for their credentials.  Please refer to the instructions on the University of Mumbai website.

  • Credentials should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu
  • When asked for a reference number, please use your University of Minnesota ID number
  • Contact attestation@mu.ac.in with any questions on their process

Truecopy SECURE-TRANSFER Electronic Credentials

Some institutions will send credentials through Truecopy/Parchment. 

  • Send to gsquest@umn.edu
  • Do not select the default "University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (or Duluth)" as this will route your credentials to the Undergraduate Admissions Office instead of Graduate Admissions, and we will not receive them.

Emailed Electronic Credentials (PDF attachments)

If your institution does not use the Truecopy or University of Mumbai Secure-Transfer system, we may still be able to accept emailed copies of the credentials from the Registrar Office.  However:

  • For email attachments to be considered official, they must be sent through a verifiable University Registrar email address.
    • We must be able to verify the sender as an authorized sender for the Registrar team,
    • we must be able to locate the sending email address on the Registrar's web pages, and
    • the sender must verify that the attached documents are from University records and are not copies of documents provided by the student.

Official electronic credentials should be sent by the Registrar to gsquest@umn.edu.

If you cannot arrange to have marksheets sent in advance, you may bring original marksheets & final/provisional degree certificate (these documents must have original stamps/signatures and/or embossed seals) to our office for review when you arrive on campus.

IRAN

Paper copies from institution:

Ask your institution to send official copies in English to Graduate Admissions.  

Official copies of transcripts and diploma must be sent from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Original translations:

In most cases, official paper documents can be sent to us directly from institutions in Iran.  However, if you cannot arrange to have your credentials sent, you may bring original officially translated transcripts and diplomas (documents will have the red white and green stamp fastening documents together in the upper left corner) to our office for review when you arrive on campus.

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

Ferdowsi University

Islamic Azad University

K.N. Toosi University

Sharif University of Technology

University of Hormozgan

University of Mazandaran

University of Tabriz

University of Tehran

KOREA, REPUBLIC OF

Paper copies from institution:

Ask your institution to send official copies in English to Graduate Admissions.  We do not need a copy of the original language.  If the degree name and award date is shown at the top of the transcript, we do not need an additional degree statement or diploma.

Official copies of transcripts and diploma must be sent from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

MEXICO

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies in Spanish or Portuguese to Graduate Admissions. An English translation must be included if your institution provides translation services.
  • If your institution does not provide translation services, please obtain a certified translation from a professional translation service. 
    • Grades should be translated as shown on the original language document, and should not be converted to a U.S. grading scale.

Official copies of transcripts and diploma must be sent from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

English Translations

  • If not provided by the institution, translations may be sent by any professional certified translation service to gsquest@umn.edu.
    • Grades must be translated to match the original-language document.
    • Grades converted to a U.S. scale will not be accepted.

NIGERIA

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts (showing the degree conferral, or including a copy of diploma) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

Enugu State University of Science & Technology

University of Ilorin

Nigerian University Strikes:

  • Nigerian ASUU Universities on strike for much of 2022 have now suspended their strikes.  

PAKISTAN

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts (showing the degree conferral) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

SINGAPORE

OpenCert Electronic Credentials

Students who graduated after 2018 may have been issued official electronic credentials through the OpenCert credential system, developed by the Government Technology Agency of Singapore.

  • email an attached OpenCert file to gsquest@umn.edu.
  • Graduate Admissions will verify the file on the OpenCert verification web page.
  • If you are not sure if your institution has access to this technology, please contact your Registrar Office to find out.

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies in English to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts and diploma must be sent from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Taiwan

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts (showing the degree conferral) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

National Taiwan University

  • Request electronic documents from the Registrar Office.  A link to secure-transfer documents will be sent by edocument@ntu.edu.tw

THAILAND

Paper copies from institution:

  • Institutions should send official copies to Graduate Admissions.

Official copies of transcripts (showing the degree conferral) must be mailed from your institution directly to:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421

Electronic Documents

The following electronic credentials will be accepted as official.  Documents should be sent to gsquest@umn.edu by the sender indicated below.

Kasetsart University

  • Request electronic documents from the Registrar Office.  A link to secure-transfer documents will be sent by regis_mail@ku.ac.th.

OTHER COUNTRIES

Unless otherwise stated in the country-specific tabs above, official transcripts must be mailed directly to the University of Minnesota Graduate School from the issuing institution. Do NOT send official transcripts to yourself first.

For credentials issued outside the United States, we require original language and English language versions.

Use the following address:

Graduate School
University of Minnesota
Attn: Transcripts
309 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0421