Official transcripts are valid when they are issued by the school you attended. They
have an official seal/stamp and an official signature by an appropriate academic administrative
officer. They are sealed by the university. Official electronic transcripts, sent
by authorized delivery agents, are also accepted. Photocopied documents are NOT official.
Final transcripts state that a degree has been conferred and provide the date of conferral.
If you are in the process of completing a degree, please send an official transcript
that shows your progress to this point. You will need to send a final, official transcript
once your degree is conferred. Transcripts that do not show a degree awarded will
not delay application processing, but failure to submit final documentation about
conferral will result in a registration block.
Applicants with domestic credentials must submit an official transcript from each undergraduate
college or university attended, regardless of whether a degree was conferred. Applicants
must also submit an official transcript from each college or university relating to
graduate level work, regardless of whether a degree was conferred.
Applicants with international credentials must submit an official English translation
of all coursework showing a complete course-by-course record, GPA, degree, and institution,
in addition to the original documents. SBU graduate admissions personnel will evaluate
coursework, GPA, degree requirements and institutional equivalence. In some instances
where the coursework, degree equivalency, GPA, and/or institution cannot be verified,
a course-by-course evaluation from one of Stony Brook University's approved NACES members listed below, may be requested from the applicant.
- World Education Services (WES)
- International Education Evaluations, Inc. (IEE)
- Education Credential Evaluators (ICE)
Unofficial copies for both domestic and international credentials are acceptable for
an admission decision to be made. If admitted, the applicant must submit final official
transcripts/evaluations sent directly from the college/university or evaluation agency
as noted above.
College-level courses completed outside the United States and recorded on official
transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit, provided that the institution where
the courses were taken is accredited by the Ministry of Education in that country.
International transfer students who have completed college level courses outside the
United States may be requested to submit proof of accreditation by the Ministry of
Education or provide a WES evaluation.
Official transcripts can be mailed to:
Office of Graduate and Health Sciences Admissions, Stony Brook University, HST, Level
2 - Rm. 271. 11794-8276
Electronic transcripts can be sent to email@example.com
Academic records from international universities that are not in English must be accompanied
by an official English translation. Academic records must be translated by an authoritative
party:- We will accept translations from any of the accredited agencies that can be
viewed at www.atanet.org or naces.org. We will also accept translations from SBU faculty members or the institution from
which the degree was conferred.
If your official transcript (or mark sheet) does not specifically state that a degree
(or its equivalent) has been conferred, you will also need to submit an official (attested)
diploma or an official certification of degree(s) awarded.
Educational systems that cannot be compared to the United States must be evaluated
by a US credentials evaluation service before admission can be finalized. The transcript
evaluation service accepted by Stony Brook University is World Education Services
(WES), which can be accessed at http://www.wes.org/ .