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Transcripts

Each transcript/academic record submitted to the Rackham Graduate School must include your full name, University of Michigan ID number (UMID) and/or date of birth to match your document to your application.

Submitting your transcripts is a two-step process:

  1. Applicants will scan and upload an official transcript/academic record that displays the institutional seal and signature of the Registrar or Recorder of Records into the online application.
  2. Applicants are also required to submit an official transcript/academic record by mail or as an e-transcript to Rackham before the graduate program application deadline. The official transcript/academic record must be received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution.

What Transcripts are Uploaded to the Online Application?

Applicants scan and upload a transcript/academic record that displays the institutional seal and signature of the Registrar or Recorder of Records into the online application. Academic records must show course work completed for a Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional or Doctoral degree.

Acceptable transcript/academic records:

  • A Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, and Doctoral degree transcript
  • A University of Michigan transcript
  • If requested by the graduate program, a community or junior college, non-degree, or study abroad transcript
  • Applicants attending Non-U.S. Institutions review Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions for transcript requirements by country or region.

What transcripts are not uploaded into the online application?

Do not scan or upload into the online application:

  • Academic records printed from your school’s website
  • An evaluation provided by a credential service, for example, Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES)

What transcripts are mailed or submitted as e-transcripts to Rackham?

Applicants are also required to submit an official transcript/academic record by mail or as an e-transcript to Rackham before the graduate program application deadline. Academic records must show course work completed for a Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, or Doctor degree.

Mail paper transcripts or submit e-transcripts to Rackham. Acceptable transcript/academic record:

  • A Bachelor’s, Master’s, Professional, and Doctoral degree

If you are currently enrolled in courses during the Fall semester (or quarter), do not send an updated transcript with grades for these courses after the semester/quarter has ended.


What transcripts are not mailed or submitted as e-transcripts to Rackham?

Do not mail or submit as an e-transcript to Rackham:

  • A University of Michigan, Ann Arbor transcript. The Rackham Graduate School will obtain a copy of your University of Michigan, Ann Arbor transcript.
  • A community or junior college, a non-degree, or a study abroad transcript
  • An evaluation provided by a credential service, for example, Educational Credentials Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES)

How to obtain a UMID Number to submit your transcripts?

If you do not have a UMID number, follow these steps:

  1. Create your ApplyWeb account.
  2. Complete pages 1-6 of the application.
  3. On the bottom of page 6, select Next Page link. Once you complete page 6 and advance to page 7, you will be automatically registered for a UMID.
  4. You will receive your UMID in approximately 5 business days.
  5. Include your UMID with your transcript.

If you have not received a UMID number before sending your official transcript/academic record to Rackham, submit the official transcript/academic record with your full name and date of birth.

To view whether your transcripts have been received you must:

  1. Submit an application
  2. Receive a University of Michigan ID number (sent 10 business days after receipt of application)
  3. Create a Friend Account
  4. Log into Wolverine Access

Note

Allow 5 business days, after completing the steps above, to verify that the transcripts have been received. Transcripts from community or junior college, non-degree study or study abroad coursework will not be recorded in Wolverine Access.

If you would like to confirm receipt of transcripts and/or other application materials received by the graduate program, contact the graduate program directly. For graduate program contact information please visit our Programs of Study section.


E-Transcript Option

This method saves you time, effort and the expense of mailing the transcript/academic record that is required during the initial processing and review of your application. To ensure that Rackham can match your transcripts/academic records with your application, please upload a completed Transcripts/Academic Records Submission Form when you request your electronic transcripts/academic records. Please note that not all Registrar or Recorder of Records office e-transcript systems allow for an upload.

An official transcript may be sent electronically by the Registrar or Recorder of Records using the institution’s secure electronic submission system to Rackham at rack-etranscripts@umich.edu. The requirements are:

  • The name and title of the Registrar must appear on the transcript.
  • The transcript /academic record is:
    • sent by the Registrar and must be submitted in PDF format.
    • presented with an English translation provided by your institution when the institution issues transcripts in the native language.
    • not acceptable from a personal e-mail address.

If your Registrar requires a Rackham Graduate School address, use the Mail Option address indicated below.

Below is a partial list of institutions that provide official electronic transcripts:

  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Duke University
  • Indiana University
  • Michigan State University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Illinois
  • University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Mail Option

To ensure that Rackham can match your transcripts/academic records with your application, include the Transcripts/Academic Records Submission Form when you submit your transcripts/academic records by mail. If you are unable to enclose the form, be sure to include the Attn line on your envelope as indicated below.

Rackham Graduate School
Attn: Transcripts/UMID# (if known) or Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
915 E. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1070
USA


What is an official transcript?

An official transcript:

  • is received from the applicant in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution
  • bears the institutional seal and
  • bears the official signature of the Registrar (or Recorder of Records)

A true copy prepared and signed by a faculty member, city or government official or notary public is not considered official.


What is an unofficial transcript?

An unofficial transcript is a:

  • copy of an official transcript
  • transcript that is not sealed in the institution’s envelope
  • transcript that is scanned and uploaded to the on line application
  • true copy prepared and signed by a faculty member, city or government official, or notary public

Submitting Transcripts to the Graduate Program

Use the Programs of Study to find instructions for what academic records are required by the graduate program.