Recent updates have been implemented and official transcripts are no longer required at the time of application.
A scanned/electronic copy of the official transcript will be used for initial review by our admissions committee. You will be required to have your official transcript sent to the Rackham Graduate School only if you are recommended for admission.
All applicants should report their Grade Point Average (GPA) on page 5 of the online application. The GPA should be reported using a standard U.S. four point scale. Applicants who attended an institution outside the United States should follow the instructions to convert their international average grade point to a U.S. four point GPA (see "How to Convert Grades to a U.S. GPA" here).
Upload a scanned copy of your official transcript(s) on the transcript upload page(s) of the application.
Submitting illegible or incomplete transcripts will delay the processing of your application. Here are a few things to keep in mind when scanning your transcripts:
Review your scanned transcript to ensure it is legible and that your name appears on it. Transcripts printed on security paper may not copy well, and transcripts printed on paper larger than 8.5" x 11" should be resized so that they print out on standard office paper used in the U.S. You may need to experiment with the settings on your scanner.
Remember to scan the back side of the transcript. Most transcripts issued by colleges and universities in the United States include the grading scale and other important information on the back of the transcript. If the information is the same on every page, only scan it once. This is especially relevant for transcripts from institutions that use non-standard grading scales (i.e. U.S. institutions that report grades other than A through F).
Additional tips are included within the online application.