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In light of the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford reaffirms its commitment to perform individualized, holistic review of each applicant to its graduate and professional programs. We recognize that students may have faced significant challenges during the period of disruption caused by the pandemic, and we will take such individual circumstances into account during application review. Importantly, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/No Credit and other grading options during this unprecedented period of COVID-19 disruption, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students. Our goal remains to form graduate student cohorts that are excellent and encompass a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that enrich the graduate educational experience.


We are aware of some school closings in areas impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, and that it may delay some courses of study as well as the reporting of official school documents. If you are impacted by this, please contact our office to request an extension: gradadmissions@stanford.edu. We will do our best to work with you and your department. 


Admitted students: see our special instructions for submitting transcripts.

Final Official Transcripts

If official final transcripts/degree certifications showing the award of a degree are required, Graduate Admissions, Student and Academic Services,  must receive the documents through one of the delivery methods listed below. Note that transcripts uploaded with the online application are not considered final official.
 
Stanford does not consider transcripts that come from applicants or that have been in the applicant's possession as official. Transcripts submitted by the student as email attachments are also not considered official.
 
Final official transcripts must contain the following information:
  • Completion of coursework required for the degree
  • Degree earned and date the degree was conferred 
  • Official stamp, seal, and/or embossed marking from the school
  • Transcripts and degree documents that are in a language other than English must be accompanied with an official English translation

Delivery Methods

  • Certified Electronic Transcripts:  Secure electronically delivered transcripts that are passcode protected, digitally signed, and properly certified by the issuing institution are required and is sent to us only from the issuing institution or its authorized agent. Send to: gradadmissions@stanford.edu. Transcripts sent as email attachments or by the student will be rejected.
  • ApplyWeb CertiFile Service: International and domestic final official transcripts/degree certifications delivery method is via the ApplyWeb CertiFile Service. To submit the order go to your ApplyWeb Applicant Activity Page by clicking on the Review Your Activity link at https://www.applyweb.com/stanford . There is a fee for this service.  
  • This service is not available to students in the Graduate School of Business, Law, School of Medicine MD and Physician Assistant Studies programs.
  • If your institution will be mailing a traditional paper transcript, it must be in an official sealed envelope that is signed and stamped across the envelope flap by the appropriate academic officer at the institution issuing the document. If the envelope has been opened or there is no stamp or signature across the envelope flap, it will not be accepted. Have the institution send it to the address below. Please use the address below through end of Autumn quarter, 2020.

                  

                    Graduate Admissions
                   c/o Bechtel International
                    Attn: Transcripts
                    584 Capistrano Way
                    Stanford, CA 94305

 

  • If you are a new incoming graduate student for Autumn quarter, 2020, and have a To-Do item related to transcripts, you will still be able to enroll in classes.