The Graduate School at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette allows unofficial transcripts to be used during the application evaluation and admissions process. To ensure a successful upload and to prevent delay, applicants who wish to submit unofficial transcripts should follow these guidelines and requirements:
Which transcripts are needed by the Graduate School?
All of them. In order for us to evaluate an application for graduate admission, we require transcripts from all colleges and university ever attended—and regardless of the length of attendance, whether the courses were completed or a degree was earned, even if the transfer credit appears on a different transcript, and/or whether it is believed that the academic record will affect admission or transfer of credit. Please note also that they cannot be older than one year and must be current, up-to-date transcripts.
How do I send them?
Unofficial transcripts will ONLY be accepted when uploaded to your application portal. They will not be accepted via email.
Only copies of official transcripts will be accepted. Thus, a transcript acceptable for uploading is one that you obtain directly from your institution’s registrar or recorder of records. And remember that we need the transcript legend (the back page, in most instances). Student copies, screenshots of your student portal, or other variations of student records will not be accepted. Need help scanning and uploading?
The Graduate School reserves the right to deem uploaded transcripts as unacceptable and to require official copies before an admission decision will be made.
What if I'm a current or former UL Lafayette student?
If you are a current or former UL Lafayette student, make sure to identify UL Lafayette in the Collegiate History section of your application. You do not need to submit/request UL Lafayette transcripts (unofficial or official), however. The Graduate School will request these transcripts on your behalf.
When do I send official transcripts and what happens if I don’t?
Applicants are encouraged to send official transcripts as soon as possible, and even before admission. Once an admission decision is made, those who are admitted are required to provide official copies of all transcripts.
Official transcripts must be received before the start of your first semester of study. If an international student (who will be pursuing a degree on campus rather than online), official transcripts must be received before an I-20 will be issued or transferred.
Failure to submit official transcripts by the deadline set by the Graduate School will result in admission being rescinded and the cancellation of any class registration. (The same will happen if official transcripts received are inconsistent with those provided during the admission process.)