Transcripts and Degree Certificates page and How to Submit

For International Students Only


For international undergraduate admission review purpose, YSU accepts scanned copies of original credentials in PDF format (See detailed requirements for copied documents)

Students who are admitted on the basis of scanned documents must

  • mail in or bring in the official transcripts and degree certificates;
  • request the test center to send the official Language Test Report directly to YSU Office of International Admissions (code: 1975) (if English Proficiency is not waived)

for verification. Please note: Students will not be allowed to register for classes before official credentials are received.

An official transcript or Degree/Certificate is a verification of your academic record issued in the original language from the original issuing source (e.g. high school, college, university, technical school, etc.).  Official transcript or Degree/Certificate issued in a language other than English must be submitted with a certified translation to YSU’s Office of International Admissions. YSU’s Office of International Admissions reserves the right to verify the accuracy of the translation. The decision on the accuracy of the certified translation made by YSU’s Office of International Admissions is final and binding.

Caution: Please do not submit original transcripts, mark sheets, diplomas, certificates or any other academic credentials that cannot be duplicated or replaced. If your institution issues only one original copy, you must request your institution to attest to or certify a copy of the original document. All documents submitted to YSU become the property of Youngstown State University and cannot be returned to the applicant, photocopied, or forwarded to another institution.

All official transcripts and academic records must be in sealed envelopes from the originating institution, with an institutional stamp or signature on the closed envelop flap.

  •  For International Freshman Students, you must submit an official transcript and diploma/certificates by the first day of international student orientation (mandatory). You can either choose mail in (see mail-in address below) or bring in person. 
  •  For International Transfer Students, you must submit all official college transcripts before a YSU I-20 will be issued. If you are currently enrolled in your college; and the status of your current enrolled courses is in progress, you must submit your final college transcripts to YSU International Admissions by the first day of international student orientation (mandatory). You can either request your colleges to mail in (for most foreign universities) or send official transcripts electronically (for most U.S. colleges). 

Mail-in Address (for international students only):

Office of International Admissions
Youngstown State University
Jones Hall 1042
1 University Plaza,
Youngstown, OH 44555, USA

Phone: +1 (330) 941-2336

Language test score reports must be sent directly from test center in separate, sealed envelopes to YSU's Office of International Admissions (YSU code 1975).

Please contact for any questions.