International Transcripts

This is important: LLM degree applicants should go to the LLM Credential Assembly Service page.

You MUST have international transcripts, academic records, mark sheets, and degree certifications sent directly from the issuing institution IF you are applying to a law school that requires Credential Assembly Service Authentication and Evaluation (CAS A&E) and

  • you received your bachelor’s degree from an institution outside of the United States, its territories/associated states, or Canada or
  • you were directly enrolled at one or more institutions outside of the United States, its territories/associated states, or Canada and the total amount of work you completed at all of these institutions combined is the equivalent of more than one year of undergraduate study in the United States, its territories/associated states, or Canada.

Candidates will need to allow at least two weeks for evaluation from the time transcripts are processed.

All documents must be sent directly to LSAC by the issuing institution in a securely closed envelope and with the institution’s official stamp or seal across the securely closed flap. Documents issued to the student or sent from the student are unacceptable, as are loose documents inserted directly into an express mailer. When using an express mail service, the securely closed envelope from the institution must be contained inside of the express mailer.

If an international institution issues only one “original” transcript to the student, then LSAC will accept a copy certified by the issuing institution as a true and correct copy of the original.

All international educational records must be submitted in the original language. If the transcript or other required documents are not in English, a translation must be included.

Do NOT have a transcript sent from an international institution IF your bachelor’s degree is from a U.S., U.S. territory/associated state, or Canadian school, and

  • the total amount of work you completed at all international institutions combined is equal to or less than the equivalent of one year of undergraduate study in the United States, its territories/associated states, or Canada, or
  • your work was completed through an overseas study program that was clearly sponsored by a U.S., U.S. territory/associated state, or Canadian school. In this case, the transcript must be sent by the sponsoring school.

People’s Republic of China

Official institution-issued transcripts for all programs in both Chinese and English, as well as official copies of all degree and graduation certificates, in Chinese and English, for all completed programs must be submitted.

You must also request:

  • Official verification reports for transcripts (for all programs) and graduation certificates (for all completed programs) from the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC).
  • Official verification reports for degree certificates (for all completed degree programs) from the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC).

All reports must be requested in both Chinese and English, and LSAC should be indicated as the recipient of the report. Reports should be sent to LSACinfo@LSAC.org.

Cuba

Applicants educated in Cuba must follow this two-step procedure when submitting transcripts to LSAC:

  1. Request Consultoria Juridica Internacional (CJI) to send the following official documentation directly to LSAC via DHL express mail: Certificacion de notas y certifico de titulo issued by the university in Spanish and legalized by CJI, along with a CJI English translation of this documentation.
  2. Send LSAC a copy of your original Certificacion de notas y certifico de titulo as originally issued by the university.