Proof of Graduation Requirements for Students Attending Non-U.S. Institutions
NYU requires proof of graduation/final transcripts before students can enroll in classes. Students can find detailed information about the documents required for their educational systems by using our International Qualifications Tool and by reviewing their NYU applicant portals.
Students who enter NYU with credentials from a school outside of the United States are required to submit final transcript and relevant proof of graduation or final exam documents directly to our partner, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), where their authenticity will be confirmed and then shared with NYU.
Because ECE may need to contact students’ institutions or exam boards for additional information, they must fill out a consent form before sending in documents. ECE will not be able to authenticate documents until students or a parent or guardian (if they are under 18 years of age) have provided consent. Incoming first-year students will receive a link to the consent form via email in May and incoming transfer students will receive this link shortly after confirming their enrollment. Please contact email@example.com to have the form resent.
It is important that a student’s name on all documents sent to ECE is spelled exactly the same as on the Common Application. Students should also ensure that their date of birth is included when sending documents to ECE.
Students are not responsible for any costs associated with ECE's review of their documents and do not need to place an order for the evaluation with ECE.
Note: Test score documents sent through an official electronic source, including A-levels submitted by Cambridge International Examinations as well as the IB, are not required to be sent to ECE.
Students should work directly with their college counselors or national testing authorities to have their documents sent to ECE by July 1.
If your transcript or national exam scores are released after July 1, please ensure they are sent to ECE as soon as possible upon release. Your enrollment for the fall semester will not be affected, but you may have a delay registering for future semesters if we do not receive these documents in a timely manner.
If students are unsure if they need to send any documents to ECE, they should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will respond.
Students may be required to resend documents they have already submitted to us, including final high school transcripts with proof of graduation/final exam scores and/or college transcript(s). This will be required in order to register for classes in the fall.
Only documents from educational institutions located outside of the United States must be sent to ECE. If students were admitted with any unofficial documents from an educational institution within the United States, official copies of those documents should be sent to the Admissions Offices prior to January 5 for Spring and July 15 for Fall.
If students are currently taking spring courses at a university outside of the United States, they should wait until all current grades are recorded before sending university transcripts to ECE.
Where to Send Documents
To assist with the authentication process, it is recommended for documents to be mailed or couriered directly to ECE. However, if your school counselor is able to send documents from a computer on your school's network from a verified school email address, and the counselor's employment can be verified on the school's website, they can alternatively email them to email@example.com. Please know that ECE will need to verify that your counselor works at the school, so if your school does not have a website and/or your counselor's name and email address are not available on the website, they will be asked to mail or courier the documents.
Documents sent by courier service (UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) should be addressed to: ECE, 101 W. Pleasant St. Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3963, USA | Phone Number: +1-414-289-3400
Documents sent by a postal service should be addressed to: ECE, PO Box 514070, Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470, USA
For questions on sending documents to ECE, please contact ECE.
When should I send my documents to ECE?
Please wait until after you have graduated from high school/secondary school before sending any documents to ECE. The Undergraduate Admissions office will be in touch with you after May 1 with instructions on how to do so.
I only have one copy of my documents and need to get them back. What should I do?
We will send you a form that you will need to fill out to request to get your documents back. They will be sent to your home campus (New York, Abu Dhabi or Shanghai), and you will be asked to pick them up within two years of your start date at NYU. If you spend your first year through a Liberal Studies abroad site or Go Local, you will need to wait until you return to your home campus to retrieve your documents from the admissions office.
If you did not receive this email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will have it resent.
I already sent my final graduation documents to NYU during the admissions process. Do I need to go through ECE and have them resent?
Yes, we will ask that you send your graduation documents to ECE for authentication. They will be reviewed and sent to NYU. This will be required in order for you to register for fall classes.
My school has an American curriculum and/or is accredited by an American accrediting organization. Do I still need to send my documents to ECE?
Yes, all documents from schools outside of the United States are required to have documents authenticated by ECE, regardless of curriculum or accreditation.
Do I need to create an account with ECE to have my evaluation completed? Which evaluation do I need to select?
No, please do not create an account on ECE's website. An account will be created for you and ECE will perform an NYU-specific verification of your documents.
My national exams have been delayed and results will not be released until after July 1. What should I do?
We understand that not all exam scores will be released to us prior to July 1. Please ensure that your results are sent to ECE from the exam board or your high school as soon as possible after they are released. You will not have any issues with registering for fall classes.
What do I do if my high school and/or college is currently closed and I am unable to get documents to NYU by January 5 or July 15?
Please be in touch with us at email@example.com. We will work with individual students to be flexible and offer extensions to send documents to ECE.
I have been out of school for quite some time and cannot access original documents (the unofficial copies are the only ones I have). What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our staff will be in touch with you directly about your options.
I am from British Columbia and my MOE transcript is not released until after the deadline. Should I have my school send a transcript instead?
Please do not send a transcript from your school to ECE, as it will be insufficient for ECE's needs to complete your evaluation. Please wait until your MOE transcript, with date of graduation, is ready in August and request a copy be sent from the MOE website directly to ECE. You can find more information here. We understand your transcript will arrive after our deadline, and you will not be disadvantaged in any way because of it.