Unofficial Transcripts for Admissions Review
For the purposes of admissions review, Boise State accepts unofficial transcripts from international students. Unofficial transcripts may be uploaded when submitting your application, or sent to us by email after you’ve submitted your application. In order to be considered in the admissions process, your unofficial transcripts must be:
- Clearly legible. High quality scans are recommended;
- Be issued in English or accompanied by a certified, word-for-word English translation;
- Clearly show the institution’s name; and
- Clearly show the applicant’s name and identifying information.
Documents that do not meet these requirements will not be accepted for admissions purposes. It is at the discretion of the International Admissions Office to request additional documentation. Please also note that if you are intending to transfer credit to Boise State, you should submit official transcripts.
If you are admitted to Boise State using unofficial transcripts, you will be required to submit official transcripts at the beginning of your first semester. You will not be able to enroll in second semester coursework until your official transcripts have been received.
How to Submit Official Transcripts
There are several ways to submit your official transcripts including by mail and secure electronic sending service. Documents sent by email, fax, or those uploaded into the application system will not be accepted as official.
Send Your Documents by Mail
Official transcripts should be sent in a sealed envelope by the issuing institution and should include the institution’s official seal or stamp on both the documents and across the seal of the envelope. Attested copies of transcripts or marksheets will only be accepted if the attestation is done by the university’s registrar or examination office; attested copies should include the institution’s official stamp. Attestations by individual professors, official at affiliated colleges, or external notaries public will not be accepted.
All transcripts should be sent to the address below:
International Admissions Office
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1145
Send Your Documents by Secure Delivery Service
Electronic transcripts can only be accepted as official if they are delivered through one of the approved transcript service providers below. Please contact your issuing institution to determine if they utilize one of the services below.
- Credentials eScrip-Safe
- Credential Solutions TranscriptsNetwork and TranscriptsPlus
- National Student Clearinghouse
- Parchment Exchange
- Diploma Sender
Please use email@example.com as the recipient email address when sending your transcripts via a secure sending service.
Applicants from some countries must follow additional guidelines when submitting transcripts. If you have studied in China, India, or Russia, please see below for more details.
University Transcripts from China
Boise State University requires that all Chinese university transcripts and degree certificates are verified. Since this can be time consuming, Boise State will provide a preliminary admission recommendation for graduate applicants based on official transcripts without verification. Verification documents must be submitted before official final admission, class registration, and student visa paperwork can be provided. Please submit verification documents to Boise State prior to priority dates to allow sufficient time to process your student visa.
If your degree is in-progress or incomplete:
- Online Verification Report of Student Record (学籍在线验证报告) from CHESICC.
- Verification Report of China Higher Education Student’s Academic Transcript (大学成绩认证报 告) from CHESICC.
If you have completed a degree:
- Verification Report of China Higher Education Qualification Certificate (高等教育学历认证报 告) from CHESICC
- Verification Report of China Higher Education Student’s Academic Transcript (大学成线认证报 告) from CHESICC
- Degree Certificate (Chinese). Please obtain the Chinese electronic verification report of your degree certificate from China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). You may send a copy of the electronic verification report to Boise State University by postal mail. Please ensure that the electronic verification report is up-to-date and verifiable. Degree certificates must be accompanied by a certified, word-for-word English translation.
University Transcripts from India
Please submit your Annual State of Marks or Academic Transcript as well as a certified copy of your final or provisional degree certificate. Boise State University does not accept consolidated marksheets.
The Annual State of Marks or Academic Transcript must be issued by the institution responsible for conducting the examinations (e.g. university, constituent or autonomous college). It should list all subjects taken and marks earned for each year of study. Please submit marksheets that have been issued and or attested by the college you attended unless you studied at an autonomous or constituent college. You can check if your college has autonomous status on the UGC website.
Boise State University only accepts documents attested and sealed by the designated official at the institution that conducted the examination (e.g. Controller of Examinations or Registrar’s Offices). Attestations by officials at affiliated colleges cannot be accepted.
You may arrange for the documents to be sent directly to Boise State University by the university or autonomous college you attended. If your university or college cannot mail directly, then please ask for the documents to be dated, attested and placed into an official sealed envelope that is signed or stamped across the back flap by the appropriate authentication officer at the institution that conducted the examination.
If you attended the University of Mumbai, Gujarat University or Goa University then please contact us for further information on how to submit your attested mark sheets.
University Transcripts from Russia
Please have all documents certified by apostille through the authorized body of education of the Russian Federation in your region. For more information about the apostille process, please see Obrnadzor website.
Please contact us in advance of mailing any documents.