Do I have to send a transcript with my application? Where do I send it?

One official transcript from all colleges/universities attended, undergraduate and graduate, where nine (9) or more credits were taken are required. An applicant to the Graduate School must hold a baccalaureate degree earned in the United States from a regionally accredited institution or a comparable non-U.S. degree/diploma before being allowed to enroll in any graduate program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Colleges/universities in the United States (US) may submit official transcripts electronically. US institutions that do not manage transcripts electronically and all non-US institutions must mail transcripts to the university Graduate School in a signed and sealed envelope that has not been opened. Any transcript uploaded with the application is considered to be an unofficial transcript. 

If the official transcripts and/or degree certificate(s) are not in English, our program requires an official credential evaluation from a NACES member in order to evaluate coursework and GPA in the admissions process. If you have any questions regarding this requirement please contact our office for more information. We require official transcripts for all institutions where 9 or more credits were taken.

Your transcript may be sent electronically to or by U.S. mail to the following address:

Graduate Student Service Center
534 Goodell Building
University of Massachusetts
140 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9333