The following policy applies to all UNMC applicants and students.
- UNMC will accept transcripts from US institutions as official when:
- Received as a paper copy in a sealed envelope, marked as official
- Received as an electronic copy from a recognized institution or organization
- Electronic transcripts will be authenticated and stamped as official by the UNMC recipient.
- Received as an official copy from and authenticated by an approved UNMC central application service
- NOTE: Hand-carried/student-submitted transcripts will not be accepted. They must be sent directly from each academic institution via their official transcript service to UNMC
- International Transcripts:
- If required by the program, certified English translations must also be submitted for transcripts not issued in English. The certified English translation can be completed by a translator who provides a signed statement and indicates that the translation is accurate and true to the original.
- If required by the program, official course-by-course transcript evaluations for credits completed at an international higher education institution must be sent to UNMC directly from a National Association for Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member approved by the college or program. See academic program admission guidelines for direction on evaluation agencies acceptable to program.
- In exceptional circumstances where the only available transcript is an original in the possession of the applicant, notarized copies may be submitted directly to UNMC.
- Students must arrange for official transcripts to be sent to UNMC from every postsecondary institution (college/university) at which they attempted or completed academic work prior to attending UNMC, regardless of whether credit was earned. Failure to provide information regarding all post-secondary academic work attempted or completed will be considered fraudulent and may result in withdrawal of admission or dismissal from the university.
- Non-degree applicants should consult with the college from which they are seeking admission to determine what transcripts need to be submitted.
Effective Date: February 24, 2022
Revised Date: 6/20/2023
Policy Process Applied: Standard
Policy Review Cycle: Three Years
Responsible University Administrator(s): Dr. Philip Covington, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success
Responsible University Office(s): Office of Academic Records
Policy Contact: Brooke Huntsmann, UNMC Registrar