Official Transcript Policy

Admitted Student Official Credential & Academic Record Policy

Once you are admitted to a graduate program at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, you must submit a complete set of official credentials (transcripts) from all institutions previously attended to the SEAS Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services in a sealed envelope by the deadline listed.

Complete, official credentials are defined as:

  • Transcripts and/or full marksheets for each semester or year completed in your undergraduate degree program.
  • Degree certificate or diploma with a graduation date and the name of the degree, if it is not stated on the transcript.

Students who have attended more than one higher education institution–including exchange or study abroad programs, transnational programs, and programs in which credits were transferred from another institution–must submit official credentials from each institution attended, regardless of whether a degree was awarded.

Please note that we will not accept incomplete files. Files will only be accepted if they are complete and contain all required academic records.

For students who plan on beginning their graduate studies in the fall semester: All official documents must be submitted by November 1.

For students who plan on beginning their graduate studies in the spring semester: All official documents must be submitted by April 1.

Please send official credentials and academic records to:

The George Washington University
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
Science & Engineering Hall
800 22nd St. NW, Suite 2885
Washington, DC 20052
U.S.A.

Please note that all official credentials, such as transcripts, marksheets and degree certificates become the property of the George Washington University once they have been submitted and will not be returned to the student or the issuing institution.

Failure to complete any of these steps will result in a hold being placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for courses, paying your tuition bill, etc.

Requirements and method of submission by country

United States

Students who have attended institution(s) of higher education in the United States, whether or not a degree was awarded, must provide all official transcript(s) that clearly indicate degree conferral. The transcript(s) must be sent in a sealed envelope or by eSCRIP-SAFE from the university directly.

China

Students who have attended any institution(s) of higher education in China must submit official transcripts and degree certificates through the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC) for verification. Regardless of whether a degree was awarded, students are required to submit all credits attempted at any institution of higher education in China (including transfer credits) to CDGDC. CDGDC must verify that the university is recognized as higher education institution, that the student has completed the degree requirements, and that the degree has been conferred (if applicable).

Both the English and Chinese versions of the transcript(s) and degree certificate(s) must be submitted to CDGDC and sent by mail directly to GW from CDGDC. Please have the verification sent to:

The George Washington University
School of Engineering & Applied Science
Office of Graduate Admissions & Student Services
Science & Engineering Hall
800 22nd St. NW, Suite 2885
Washington, DC 20052
U.S.A.

Please keep in mind that the CDGDC verification process takes a minimum of 20 business days to process. Students are encouraged to submit transcript(s) and degree certificate(s) to CDGDC with ample processing time to meet the deadlines above.

For students who participated in a dual degree program, exchange program, transnational program or have additional questions, please contact us at engineering@gwu.edu.

India

Students who have attended any institutions of higher education in India must submit either original copies OR attested copies of grades/marksheets, transcripts and degree certificates in English, or have attested copies verified by the issuing institution or the United States-India Educational Fund (USIEF). The complete set of official or attested credentials must be submitted to our offices in a signed and sealed envelope.

Iran

Students who attended any institution of higher education in Iran must submit an official copy of their transcript in Farsi, as well as an official English translated copy, which must be completed by a translator registered with the Iranian Ministry of Justice. Upon arriving at GW, students must bring the original transcript(s) in Farsi and the official English translation copy for verification. After all transcripts have been verified by our offices the student may keep their original transcripts.

Institutions in other countries

Students who have attended any institution(s) of higher education must submit an official English translated copy of their transcript(s), along with a copy of their original transcript in the country of origin’s language.

Contact

For any questions regarding this policy, please send an e-mail to engineering@gwu.edu or call 202-994-1802.