Final Transcripts and Proof of Graduation Policy

New York University requires all admitted students to present proof of high school graduation and final transcripts from all institutions attended before enrolling at NYU. Admitted first-year and transfer students must provide the Office of Undergraduate Admissions with these documents in advance of your start date at NYU. You can consult your admitted student portal for specific deadlines. 

A note on international transcripts: Students who have graduated from high school or attended colleges located outside of the United States must send transcripts from these institutions to our partner, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), for authentication. You can find instructions for sending these final documents to ECE here.

Proof of High School Graduation

Proof of high school graduation must be provided prior to beginning the first semester of classes at NYU. NYU considers the following documents to serve as proof of secondary school graduation:

  • A final high school transcript submitted directly from the student’s school. We will not accept a high school transcript submitted by the student. The final high school transcript must show the date of graduation. For students in a curriculum where national examinations or other certification signifies completion of high school those documents will be required as proof of graduation. You can refer to NYU's International Qualifications Tool for more information about what documentation is required.
    • If your high school operates on a different schedule and you cannot submit your graduation certificate or final exam results by the deadline stated on your admissions portal, we are happy to grant an extension. We will email you with instructions for submitting transcripts and a form to request an extension in the weeks leading up to your NYU start date.
    • Students who are submitting final exam results as proof of graduation should ensure that these results are sent to us as soon as they have been released, and provide official certificates as soon as these are available.
  • Results from the General Education Development (GED) Test. Students may submit GED results in lieu of a final high school transcript. Students can take the GED Test almost anywhere in the United States and Canada and internationally at any of the 3,400 Official GED Testing Centers. More information about obtaining a GED.
  • Original or officially certified copies of nationally recognized high school graduation examination results, such as the Advanced Level General Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma. NYU reserves the right to request that a student submit an evaluation or authentication of their final transcript or examination results by an educational credential evaluation service.
  • Admitted homeschooled students must either be able to provide evidence of a homeschool diploma, a certificate of completion that is considered the equivalent of a high school diploma in the applicant's home state, or they must complete and submit results of their GED test prior to enrollment at NYU.
  • A college/university transcript from an accredited, degree-granting U.S. institution, showing evidence of 24 credits in: 6 semester hours or the equivalent in English language arts, including writing, speaking and reading (literature); 3 semester hours or the equivalent in mathematics; 3 semester hours or the equivalent in natural sciences; 3 semester hours or the equivalent in social sciences; 3 semester hours or the equivalent in humanities; and 6 semester hours or the equivalent in any other courses. Students entering NYU with a foreign university transcript must have proof of high school graduation outside of their university transcript.

For students who graduated from high school in the United States, final transcripts may be submitted in the following ways:

  • Uploaded through the Common Application website by a school official.
  • Sent directly to NYU through an electronic delivery service such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse.
  • Mailed to New York University, Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 400 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, USA. All mailed transcripts and other proof of graduation documents, however, should bear an official stamp and signature and be mailed from a student's school in a sealed envelope.
  • Emailed to Emailed documents should bear an official stamp, must come from a school official, and must be sent from an official school email address.

Students who attended schools outside of the United States should follow the instructions for sending documents to our partner, ECE.

College Transcripts 

Final college/university transcripts must be submitted directly to NYU through an approved service.

Transcripts must be provided for all institutions attended, regardless of credit count or potential course evaluation. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Examples of exceptions include single credit summer courses done in high school, or graduate work when the student is seeking a second Bachelor's degree. 


College/university transcripts from institutions in the United States must be submitted directly to NYU through a digital transcript service such as Parchment or National Student Clearinghouse. 

Transcripts will not be accepted by email, fax, or postal mail. If an institution does not send electronic transcripts, mailed transcripts may be accepted on a case by case basis. If a transcript is received via postal mail, it will receive an enhanced review using anti-fraud measures provided by the institution to ensure validity. 

If your college or university does not send transcripts through an approved digital transcript service, please contact


International transcripts must be verified through ECE's validation process. You can find information about this process here.

International Documents

NYU requires that all final transcripts for high schools and colleges located outside of the United States be sent directly to our partner, Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), for authentication. If you are admitted and choose to enroll at NYU, instructions will be sent regarding how to submit your documentation to ECE. There is no fee associated with ECE's review of your materials, and all documents will be reviewed for authenticity and shared with NYU upon completion. You can refer to NYU's International Qualifications Tool for more information about what documentation is required for your educational system.

Instructions for submitting your academic documents to ECE can be found here

Please note that if documents are not in English, an English translation should be provided, one which is issued either by a school official or by a translation agency accredited in the educational institution's country. 

Note: Documents sent through an official electronic source, including the IB Diploma and A-Levels submitted by Cambridge International Examination, are not required to be sent to ECE. You can send your IB Diploma to NYU from the IBO when available, and we will send more information about how to send A-Level results after matriculation.