Transcript Submission

Unofficial Transcript Submission

Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded to the Slate application system for review; however it will be considered unofficial but can be used to process your application for admission. Applicants who qualify for admissions will be admitted on a provisional basis until official transcripts are submitted. The official transcripts will be compared to any unofficial documents used for admission.  If discrepancies are identified, your admission may be rescinded.

Applicants who are admitted provisionally based on any unofficial transcripts will be required to submit the official transcript 30 days after classes start for the semester of entry. If official transcripts are not submitted 30 days after classes started, an admissions hold will be place on the student’s academic record preventing registration.

Please Note: The official transcript requirement will remain as outstanding on your Slate application checklist. However, this will not prevent your application from proceeding to "departmental review".

Official Transcript Submission

Official transcripts are considered “official” if they have an original signature of a school official or an original school seal from the issuing institutions. Accepted signatures include the Registrar, Principal, Controller of Examinations, or The Ministry of Education. Photocopies or other duplications of a transcript, such as notarized copies, faxed, or scanned documents are not considered official. A transcript is considered official if it is sent directly from the applicant’s home institution to The Graduate School in one of the following ways:
  • Electronic – Electronic college transcripts may be sent via SPEEDE, eScript-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, Parchment and other Electronic (eCredential) Exchange systems from the issuing institution. Official electronic transcripts can be sent to
  • Mail – A sealed original transcript sent from the issuing institution by postal mail directly to graduate admissions. Transcripts sent directly to departments must be submitted to graduate admissions sealed from the applicant or department representative.
  • In-Person – Applicants or departments may hand deliver with sealed copies of their official records to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Envelopes which have been opened or appear to have been tampered with will be considered unofficial.
  • LSU Departments – Official transcripts sent directly to academic departments must follow the transcript submission requirements. Unsealed transcripts submitted from prospective students to academic departments are not considered official. If a department submits an unsealed official transcript, graduate admissions must verify the transcript was official upon receipt.
  • LSU A&M Current/Former Students – Applicants who have previously attended LSU A&M (LSU Baton Rouge) do not need to request their LSU A&M official transcript. All other non-A&M LSU system schools transcripts must be submitted.
Official hard copy transcripts can be mailed or hand delivered to:
Louisiana State University
Office of Graduate Admissions
114 West David Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70803​​​​​​​
Please Note: Failure to list all colleges on the application and provide those transcripts will be considered an intentional omission and may lead to the cancellation of your application for admission or withdrawal of your offer of admission.