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Duke University Graduate School
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Durham, NC 27708 USA
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Transcripts

In support of your application, the Graduate School requires one copy of the scanned electronic transcript from each graduate and undergraduate institution where you earned (or will earn) a degree, studied for one semester or more, earned 12 or more hours of credit, or took classes that relate to your graduate study interests. If you are admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions listed in the Education section of your application, regardless of the number of credits earned.

Transcripts should be submitted to the Graduate School via upload during the course of filling out the online application. It is critical that all required transcripts be uploaded to the online application.  The uploaded transcripts must be legible. If your Social Security Number (SSN) appears on your transcripts, please mark out all except the last four digits of the number before uploading the transcripts to your application. For further details on uploading a transcript, please refer to the Uploading a Transcript section of the application instructions.

If you are offered admission, we will ask for confidential, official transcripts at that time. Do not send official transcripts prior to receiving an offer of admission. (If you are unable to upload your transcript to the application because your educational institution does not issue transcripts directly to students, please follow the instructions at the end of the "Uploading a Transcript" section of this website.)

TRANSCRIPT REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDY ABROAD COURSES: 

You do not need to provide a separate transcript for a study abroad course, as long as the name of the study abroad institution, the course name, and the course grade appear on your baccalaureate transcript.

If all of these course details do NOT appear on the baccalaureate transcript, consider the following questions:

Did you receive at least 12 hours of credit from the school?
Did you attend the school for at least one semester?
Did the courses you take relate to your graduate study interests?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, please obtain a transcript from the study abroad institution and upload a copy of that transcript to your application. 
If the answer to all of the questions is no, you do not need to provide a transcript for the course.

NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS:

The academic records that we refer to as transcripts should provide a listing, year-by-year, of all courses taken and the grade or marks received for each one. It is helpful to have the grading scale of the institution and the student's rank in class included when such information is available. Do not submit secondary school records. To be considered, all documents not in English must be accompanied by English translations from the issuing institution or a professional translation service.