Application Requirements

Transcripts - Foreign

One official transcript from all institutions of higher learning attended by the applicant is required. Applicants are strongly encouraged to upload unofficial copies of their transcripts (which may include documents such as mark sheets, completion certificates, and diploma supplements) through their online application to expedite the processing of their application. Any offer of admission granted using unofficial transcripts/documents will not be finalized and future enrollment will be blocked until official, paper transcripts/documents are received in a sealed envelope from the Office of the Registrar where the applicant attended school.

Final transcripts must show that the required degree was earned prior to enrolling in the graduate program at USF. If the prior degree has not been completed by the start of the graduate program the applicant must contact Graduate Admissions to defer admission to a future semester.

*Please note that Graduate Admissions does not accept electronic transcripts from prior institutions to finalize admissions to the University of South Florida; they must be in paper format.

All transcripts must be in English; it is the applicant's responsibility to have transcripts/documents translated and evaluated* before submitting them as part of their graduate application packet. If you are applying while still completing a degree, you must submit transcripts of at least six (6) semesters of completed undergraduate work. Final transcripts/certificates showing that the bachelor's degree was awarded prior to graduate matriculation will be required if an applicant is admitted and enrolls, but they are not necessary unless the applicant is admitted.

*All foreign transcripts/documents that are not in English must be accompanied by a certified English translation. Documents signed by a notary or other person with no educational affiliation will not be accepted. Some graduate programs require a course by course evaluation. In the event that the university receives documents that are questionable, or suspicious in any way, the university will require a course by course evaluation from a foreign transcript evaluation services.

For your convenience, we have listed several credential evaluation services. Additional recommended services can be found at The credential evaluation must be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions at the following address.

University of South Florida Office of Admissions
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SVC 1036
Tampa, FL 33620

All documents used by the service that performs the evaluation must include a copy of the original document, along with an English translation (if necessary).

Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
11700 N. 58th Street
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone: 813-374-2020
Fax: 813-374-2023

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Office of International Education Services
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite #520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Phone: 202-296-3359
Fax: 202-822-3940


Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: 414-289-3400
Fax: 414-289-3411

Josef Silny and Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33173
Phone: 305-273-1616
Fax: 305-273-1338