Graduate Admission Transcript Requirements
While submitting your Graduate Application online, you will be required to upload scanned copies of your transcripts from all community colleges, colleges and universities you have attended, regardless of the number of credits earned. If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended as the final verification step after enrolling in your program.
Portland State University reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admission process and to rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between unofficial and official transcript(s) are found, if it is discovered that the educational history was incomplete or if upon final GPA and degree verification it is discovered that the minimum admissions requirements were not met.
Submitting Official Transcripts:
After you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official copies of your transcripts and/or documents for GPA and degree conferral verification. Failure to provide official documents may result in registration holds that could delay your registration. Official transcripts should be sent to PSU by mail or electronic submission directly from each college or university attended. Enrollment in courses is contingent upon the receipt and verification of these official documents (which must show degrees awarded where appropriate). The official transcript will be compared to the document you uploaded in the online application.
If you are currently enrolled in courses but will not complete the degree until a future semester, wait to send an updated transcript until the degree is awarded. After it has been awarded, send an updated transcript and the degree confirmation.
Transcripts sent electronically must arrive from the registrar or recorder of records using the institution’s secured electronic submission system (such as eSCRIP, Digitary, Parchment, or Truecopy Credentials). If the registrar requests an email address to send the secured electronic transcripts, you can provide the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcripts by mail:
Official documents must arrive at Portland State in the original sealed envelope as issued by the originating institution, with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelope flap.
They should be addressed to:
Portland State University
PO Box 751 (GS)
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Transcripts by courier such as FEDEX and UPS:
Send transcripts to:
Portland State University
1633 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
All documents submitted to Portland State become the property of Portland State and cannot be photocopied or returned.
Transcript do's and don'ts
An official transcript is:
- Sent directly from the college or university where credits were earned directly to Portland State University OR
- Bears the college or university seal and is unopened
An official transcript is NOT:
- A document that arrives at Portland State without an envelope or in an open envelope
A document that has been authorized by an official notary or government office
A photocopy of a document
A translation of a document which is not sent with the original official document
Tips for Scanning and Uploading Transcripts
- Please obtain current copies of your transcript(s) from ALL schools you have attended.
- Scan both sides.
- Please do not directly upload a password protected file. Instead, print, scan and save the file and then upload.
- The institution name and other identifying marks should be clearly legible.
- Include the transcript legend (back page in most cases).
- Make one PDF for each institution listed on the upload site, even if it includes multiple pages, translations, a legend, degree certificate, or diploma. Please keep your transcript pages in order. You will be allowed to upload only one PDF for each transcript on the pull-down menu at the upload website.