The applicant must request each college or university attended to date to submit one copy of the official transcript to the Office of Admissions. The transcripts should show the courses taken and the grades earned.
Transcripts from domestic institutions can be sent electronically from the institution to the Academic Program Coordinator, Nicole Bond at email@example.com.
Official copies of ALL records from all postsecondary schooling attended/attending. Mark sheets, transcripts, certificates, and diplomas, must be submitted as official documents directly from each institution. In most cases, these documents will need to be sent in official, sealed, issuing institution envelopes. If you are not in your home country, you can arrange for a friend or family to pick up the documents, sealed in an envelope from the institution and mail them to the address listed below on your behalf. The documents need to be in a sealed envelope from the institution in order for it to be considered official.
Records must show courses taken, grades earned, and must be translated into English if the original records are in another language. Translations must be done by the issuing institution, a certified translator in the country of study, or by an American Translator’s Association certified translator in the US. The original record should be also included.
Note that MSU requires final, degree-granting academic records to be sent as proof of degree award. Many international transcripts do not indicate degree award information, and therefore MSU requests applicants send official copies of their final degree diplomas as proof of degree award.
For applicants who have been awarded degrees - final, official records should be sent during the application process. For applicants completing degree programs during the application process, the latest, official, available academic records should be sent, with final records sent as soon as possible after admission.
Review MSU's International transcript requirements for country-specific transcript information.
- Submit Through an Online Service
- Send Through Mail
- Office of Admissions
Hannah Administration Building
426 Auditorium Road, Room 250
East Lansing, MI 48824-2604
Applicants may upload copies of their transcripts to their student application portal for the review process only. Official international transcripts will need to be sent from the degree granting institutions themselves directly to MSU in a sealed envelope to be considered official. If admitted, you will have until the end of the first month of your first semester to get all official transcripts turned in to avoid a hold being placed on your account.