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Transcripts (see below for International Policy*)

You must submit transcripts of your academic work by uploading copies of unofficial transcripts through the online application system.  Examples of acceptable file formats are .doc, .xls, .pdf, .txt. Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload a copy of the official transcript, along with the transcript key/legend. Grade or advising reports are acceptable only if the transcript is not available.

If you are offered admission, you will be required to provide official final transcripts of all previous academic work to verify the information provided. Transfer credits indicated on another school’s transcript are not accepted in lieu of submitting the original school record for that coursework. In addition, you are required to submit official transcripts from each school you have previously attended or are currently attending. Many schools take a number of weeks to fulfill transcript requests so please plan accordingly.

Offers of admission are not binding until academic records are verified. If there are discrepancies between the self-reported academic work and official records, the offer of admission will be revoked. The school grading scale or other standards of evaluation, including minimum passing and failing marks and definition of grades between them, should appear on official records or be provided as an attachment. You will be unable to register for courses until your final official transcript has arrived in our office.

**In order for a transcript to be considered official, we require one of the following:

  • original hard copy mailed to LPS directly from the issuing institution
  • copy with official stamp, seal, and/or embossed marking, and which arrives in a sealed envelope bearing the institution's stamp or seal (this may be sent from the applicant)

Copies, opened or unsealed envelopes, unofficial printouts, or facsimiles will not be accepted.

Official transcripts should be sent to the following address:

LPS Admissions
3440 Market Street, Suite 100
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

*International Transcript (Academic Record) Policy

Official transcripts** are required from each international institution attended in order to complete the application. If transcripts and diplomas are not issued in English by the institution, both the official record and an authorized English translation must be submitted. All translations should be complete and literal renditions of the original record. Records should show the following information:

  • dates of enrollment
  • courses taken
  • units of credit or time allotted to each subject during each term or year
  • marks or ratings in each subject
  • degree earned and date awarded (if this is not listed on transcript, official degree certificate is also required).

The school grading scale or other standards of evaluation, including minimum passing and failing marks and definition of grades between them, should appear on official records or be provided as an attachment.

Records issued only once by institutions should be photocopied and certified as official copies either by school officials or legal authorities such as embassies or notaries public. These documents should be sent to us in a sealed (unopened), stamped envelope. Please do not send the original of an academic record that cannot be replaced.

If you are an applicant to the MAPP Program, please see the program application page for the international transcript policy.


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