Transcripts

Submit high school transcripts by attaching them to your online application. Only college transcripts should be sent to the UW by postal mail. Make sure that your full legal name appears on all academic records.

Academic Credentials (Transcripts)

Most applicants apply online and should submit a scanned copy of their high school transcript(s) with the online application. Only college transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions. If you complete a paper application, please mail all transcripts in the same envelope as your application.

Upload High School/Secondary School Transcripts:
Required of All Freshman and Transfer Applicants

Do not mail high school transcripts or mid-year high school grade reports to the Office of Admissions or ask your school to mail them. We will not match transcripts sent by postal mail to your application file.
All applicants are required to attach scanned high school transcripts to the online application. The Office of Admissions will review your application based on the scanned transcripts received with the online application.

Freshman Applicants

Request a paper copy of your transcript or academic record from each high school or secondary school attended for grades 9, 10, and 11 or the equivalent years in your country. Include grade 9 even if it was part of junior (middle) high school in your country. Please do not ask your school for an electronic version of your transcript as most schools cannot provide this. After receiving the transcript, you will need to make an electronic copy yourself using the paper copy provided by your school.

  • Already graduated high school? Request a paper copy of your final high school transcript that includes grades 10, 11, and 12 or the equivalent years in your country. You are not required to submit a transcript for grade 9 if you have already graduated high school.
  • Completed secondary school exams (GCSE, O-level, SPM, etc.)? Upload a scanned copy of your final exam certificate or diploma that shows all coursework completed and grades received. Students educated in the British system or other educational systems in which grades are based on comprehensive national exams — GCSE, O-Level, SPM, etc. — must submit a copy of the official exam certificate by the published application deadline.
  • Does your school use Naviance or Parchment Exchange? If your high school sends transcripts electronically using Naviance or Parchment Exchange, indicate this on the application by checking “Yes, my high school sends transcripts electronically using Parchment Exchange.” All documents received electronically through Naviance or Parchment Exchange are considered official.
  • International freshmen who are offered admission will be instructed to send official high school transcripts to the Office of Admissions at a later time. Official transcripts will be carefully reviewed against previously submitted transcripts, and an offer of admission will be rescinded in the case of altered, modified, or falsified documents.

Transfer Applicants

If you do not already have a copy of your final high school transcript, request a paper copy from the last high school you attended. The transcript should include grades 10, 11, and 12 or the equivalent years in your country. Unofficial copies of your high school transcript are acceptable for the purposes of admission. After receiving the transcript, you will need to make an electronic copy yourself using the paper copy provided by your school. All applicants are required to attach scanned high school transcripts to the online application.

Send College/University Transcripts:
Required of All Applicants with College Coursework

  • Send official transcript(s) from each college or university attended, both in the U.S. and outside the U.S., regardless of how long you attended the school. Transcripts must include coursework and grades through the autumn 2014 term.
  • Washington State community college students should have their transcripts sent electronically. All other college transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions or sent directly from your college or university to the UW.
  • International transfer students attending Washington State community colleges are encouraged to submit an updated transcript with winter quarter grades once available. Although this is not required, the information may help in the review of your application.
  • If you have completed UW coursework, including from UW Bothell or UW Tacoma, you do not need to submit official UW transcripts. However, you must submit official transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended. We will not request the transfer of documents originally sent to other UW offices.

Mailing Address for College/University Transcripts Only

Express Mail

University of Washington
Office of Admissions
1410 NE Campus Parkway – 225 Schmitz Hall
Seattle, WA 98195

Regular Mail

University of Washington
Office of Admissions
Box 355852
Seattle, WA 98195-5852