Graduate Admissions

Transcript Requirements

Applicants with degrees completed in the United States

  • Unofficial transcripts from U.S. and Canadian institutions are needed from each undergraduate institution attended and should be uploaded in the online application unless you accumulated less than 15 credits.
    • Official transcripts will need to be submitted upon admission.
  • Unofficial transcripts from U.S. and Canadian institutions are needed from each graduate institution attended and should be uploaded in the online application regardless of the number of credits accumulated. 
    • Official transcripts will need to be submitted upon admission.
  • Unofficial transcripts from SCSU and other Minnesota State institutions should be uploaded in the online application.
    • SCSU can directly obtain your official SCSU or Minnesota State transcript upon admission. 
    • If credits from institutions outside of Minnesota State were used toward your Minnesota State degree, those unofficial transcripts should also be uploaded in the application. Official transcripts will need to be submitted upon admission to avoid registration hold.

International Transcript Evaluation Requirements

  • Applicants who have been awarded a bachelor's and or graduate degree from an international higher education institution (recognized by the country's Education Ministry) need to submit a course by course evaluation from a NACES-affiliated organization, preferably completed by WES, ECE, or SpanTran, listing St. Cloud State University as the receiving institution.
    • Application files submitted without this evaluation will not be reviewed for admission consideration until a transcript evaluation is completed unless noted via MOU or exception. 
    • Your undergraduate, graduate or doctoral transcripts from non-USA or non-Canadian education institutions must be sent to your preferred agency in an official capacity, directly from your institution, sealed and delivered in original condition.
    • If you have a graduate degree from a United States or Canadian accredited institution, a course-by-course transcript evaluation of your international undergraduate work may not be necessary. Please confer with the Director of Graduate Admissions.
    • You are requested to send the School of Graduate Studies an attested copy of your last term marks/grades and diploma if it is not included in your transcript evaluation. At the time of enrollment at SCSU, all grades must be recorded on your official transcript and the appropriate degree must be conferred and posted. If the appropriate degree is not conferred, you will not be allowed to commence coursework.