Your educational record is an important part of your application. You’ll need to submit transcripts from all postsecondary educational institutions from which you earned a degree.
As part of your application, please submit unofficial scans of your transcripts from every university, college, or graduate institution from which you have received a degree, taking care to submit both sides of every one.
Upon accepting our offer of admission, you must submit an official transcript from every university, college, or graduate institution from which you have received a degree. If you received transfer credits, we only need the transfer school transcript if the courses and grades earned do not appear on your degree-granting school’s transcripts.
Official records are defined as original documents issued by the institution and bearing the actual (not photocopied) signature of the registrar and the institutional seal. Many schools offer electronic official transcripts, which you are welcome to submit.
- Records issued only once by institutions should be photocopied and certified as official copies, either by school officials or legal authorities such as embassies or a notary public.
- Please do not send the original of an academic record that cannot be replaced.
All records must show:
- Dates of enrollment
- Courses taken
- Units of credit
- Your grades, marks, or ratings in each subject
- If available, your rank in the total class or group
- The institutional grading scale or other standards of evaluation, including minimum passing and failing marks, and definition of grades between them (should also be included on or with official records)
If academic records and diplomas are not issued in English by the institution, you must submit transcripts and degree certificates with an authorized English translation.
Chicago Booth reserves the right to review the academic records of all applicants and determine whether the academic credentials presented from a non-US institution qualify for consideration. All degrees must be from an institution recognized by the country’s department or ministry of education.
For more information about transcripts, read our blog post: Application Process FYIs and Tips: Transcripts and the Academic Record Section.