An acceptable transcript is one that is issued by the Registrar’s Office (official transcript) and includes all of the following:
Official university markings such as the registrar’s signature, university logo or stamp, letterhead or watermark, etc.;
Name of the academic institution;
Name of the student; and
For current students, the official transcript must include recent coursework and grades. For postgraduate candidates, the official transcript should include the graduation date and degree awarded.
We understand that breaking the seal on an official transcript makes it “unofficial.” A transcript labeled “unofficial” or “Issued to Student” by the academic institution will be accepted as long as it meets all of the requirements listed above. When scanning watermarked transcripts, the image may include “void” markings to indicate that it is a copy, and this is also acceptable. Transcripts do not have to be color copies; black and white copies are acceptable as long as they are readable.
Student academic records printed by the applicant or by academic advisors from internal institution systems will not be accepted.
Transcripts must be uploaded as a PDF files to ensure the document can be searched by Zintellect’s search engine. Scanned items are not optimal for search engines. PDF must not require special certificates or passwords to open. Maximum file size is 10MB.
Transcripts must be in English or include an official English translation.
Applicants are responsible for redacting all pages of all documents to ensure the removal of any Social Security number, dates of birth and student identification numbers. This information must be redacted from all pages of the transcript. This can be done by using “white out” or other white corrective tape. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that documents do not contain any of the above mentioned or other personally identifiable information (PII) that, if lost or compromised, could cause serious harm (including identity theft) to the applicant. PII must be removed from all pages of all documents.
All pages must be legible. Academic performance, including courses taken and grades in those courses, will be a factor in the evaluation of applications.