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Transcripts are a record of your accomplishments as a student, including courses taken, grades received, honors achieved, and degrees completed. These transcripts are a vital part of your application to the Graduate School, giving your desired departments the opportunity to evaluate your candidacy.

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When Submitting your Application

In order for us to process your application, you must provide transcripts from all undergraduate and/or graduate institutions. All transcripts must be uploaded to the online application, even if you didn’t receive a degree. Do not email your transcripts to the Graduate Admissions office unless instructed to do so by that office.

Please note that copies of transcripts uploaded with your application are not considered official. All admitted students will be required to submit official transcripts.

A transcript acceptable for uploading is one that you obtain from your institution’s registrar or recorder of records.

Do not upload any of the following:

  • degree audit reports or advising transcripts
  • an evaluation provided by a credential service, for example, Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) OR World Education Services (WES)
  • institutional web-based grade reports/academic records such as those retrieved from a student-based portal

Transcripts that are in a language other than English must be accompanied with certified English translations.

If you are a current or former student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, you do not need to upload a copy of your transcript. Our office will be able to access your transcript. However, you must include the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the colleges/universities you list on your application.

 Transcripts from international institutions may have specific requirements that you may review.

After Admission

If you are admitted to a program, and accept the admission offer, you will be required to submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Your official transcript(s) will need to be received before you may enroll for your second term.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville does not consider transcripts that come from applicants or that have been in the applicant’s possession as official. To ensure delivery of an official transcript from a previous institution, there are different options available:

The preferred method of delivery is electronic submission of official transcripts over a secure network from a service such as Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, Digitary, or your institution’s electronic delivery system. If using one of these services, please have transcripts delivered to

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admission process and to rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official transcripts are found.