In most cases unofficial documents and/or transcripts are copies or downloads that are easily accessible to the student.
- Unofficial documents and/or transcripts generally have no cost associated
- Unofficial documents are generally needed BEFORE the deadlines listed in order to make your initial admissions decision. Official documents will need to be requested by the student before classes start.
to your admissions application account and upload your documents.
Unofficial transcripts will NOT be used for official transfer credit evaluations. You will need to request official transcripts directly from the issuing school, institution or agency.
In most cases to be considered official, the document and/or transcript will need to come directly from the issuing school, institution or agency.
- Sometimes there is a cost associated from the issuing school, institution or agency
- Official documents are generally needed AFTER your initial admissions decision
All printed/hard copies of official transcripts and/or documents must be in an official sealed envelope from the issuing school, institution or agency. These can be sent directly to MSU Denver from the issuing school, institution or agency. Official documents should generally not be in the possession of the student to remain official.
Official electronic transcripts and/or documents can only be delivered by the issuing institution via email
. Forwarded transcripts will not be accepted as official.
Official transcripts are used for official transfer credit evaluations to determine how credits will transfer in to your MSU Denver student record.