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.

*See “China” below regarding the deadline for students who attended a Chinese higher education institution.

China

Students who have attended any institution(s) of higher education in China must submit their degree verification from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). CDGDC must verify the student name, degree, and that the degree has been conferred. Students are encouraged to submit documents to CDGDC with ample processing time to meet the deadline.

Both English and Chinese versions of your official transcript(s) from all institutions attended, regardless of whether a degree was awarded, must also be submitted to GW. Transcripts must be sent by mail directly to GW from the institution or delivered in person by the student in an official, sealed envelope. Please have transcripts 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.

For students beginning their studies in the fall semester, all CDGDC reports and official transcripts must be submitted to GW by December 1.

For students who participated in a dual degree program, exchange program, transnational program or have additional questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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 refer to the official policy requirements listed at the top of this page. This requires submitting an official English translated copy of their transcript(s), along with an original transcript in the country of origin’s language in a sealed envelope. 

Contact

For any questions regarding this policy, please send an e-mail to [email protected] or call 202-994-1802.