Application FAQs - Transcripts

Question: 

I have not completed my application on ApplyYourself, can I still send my official transcripts?

Hard copies of documents should not be sent to the department unless formally requested by the Graduate Admissions staff. 

FAQ Admission Type: 
Transcripts
Question: 

I want to send in my application early, but I have no grades for the Fall semester. Do you really need it?

If you are applying for the Fall semester, you may submit your application any time prior to the application deadline. If your official Fall grades are not available at the time your application is submitted, please send us your official transcript once your Fall grades become available. Applications without Fall semester marks will not be reviewed. The Fall admission deadline allows for sufficient time for Fall semester marks to be available and sent.

For more transcript FAQ's, please visit the Graduate School's Admission FAQ's page at: http://grad.stonybrook.edu/admissions/admissions_faqs.php  

FAQ Admission Type: 
Transcripts
Question: 

I have scanned versions of my transcripts. Can I submit them online with my application instead of mailing them?

Initial documents should be scanned with your application for review purposes only. Hard copies, in the condition referenced in #4, are only to be sent when you receive an e-mail request from the Graduate Admissions staff.

Note: Applications lacking scanned and legible transcripts will not be reviewed.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Transcripts
Question: 

What are the "official transcripts" that are needed?

A transcript is official when it is issued by the appropriate academic administrative officer at the school you attended, along with an official seal/stamp and an official signature on the document(s)Transcripts must be submitted to the program you are applying in a sealed envelope, stamped across the seal by the appropriate academic officer. Applicants must submit official transcripts of all work beyond secondary school, but only upon request from the department. Please request two official transcripts from each institution you have attended. Photocopied documents or documents sealed by an an non-academic representative is NOT official and will not be accepted. Transcripts not written in English must be accompanied by an official WES translation. Final transcripts state that a degree has been conferred and provide the date of conferral. A provisional certificate, therefore, is not final but temporary. Students who apply with a current progress transcript and are accepted to the program will be required to send an official final transcript before final admittance to the program is given.

FAQ Admission Type: 
Transcripts