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Students frequently have questions related to transcripts — details on which ones we need and how to submit them, and what we are looking at when we review them. To summarize the requirement for submitting: Harris requires transcripts from all colleges and universities attended in order to have a complete academic record. If you transferred between institutions we will require transcripts from each institution, not only the degree-granting institution. During the application process we can accept unofficial transcripts, but we do require official transcripts before you can enroll in your courses.

Students with foreign credit- we do not accept third party evaluations such as WES or ECE instead of your transcripts, but we can accept them as an additional credential if you feel they will assist in the review of your application. We do require both the transcript and an official translation of your transcripts – meaning the translation should be completed by an official organization or notary. During the application process you can submit an unofficial copy of your transcripts, but the translation must be official.

Students often inquire what we are looking at when reviewing your transcripts, and the short answer is, everything. We are necessarily looking for a particular degree program, and you can view this blog post for why but we do look at your particular coursework, grades, and overall GPA. All of these details helps us to better understand your academic qualifications and your overall strength as a student.

If you have any questions about the process please email harrisadmissions@uchicago.edu