A transcript is a list of all the courses you have taken (or are currently taking) during a programme of study, with the result you obtained, and sometimes the credit value of each course. If you have completed your study, the transcript should also show your final award (usually as a class or CGPA).
What you need to send and when
Uncertified copies and provisional versions of your transcript can be provided within 7 days of submitting your application. You will not need to send a final and original transcript until you recieve an offer. We will need to verify the authenticity of your transcript if you receive an offer, so a condition of your offer will be that you send the final transcript that is either the original (which we cannot return), a certified copy, or an electronic version sent via a secure electronic transcript system.
If you will need to apply for a visa to study in the UK, do not send us your only original of any document that you will need to provide to UK Visas and Immigration. This usually includes transcripts. You will need to either obtain more originals or send us certified copies.
Obtaining, translating and sending transcripts
Even if you are only supplying an uncertified or provisional copy, you should request your transcripts from your institution before you begin your application, so that you have them ready to upload. The Academic Registry at your university will be able to produce a transcript of courses you have taken/are currently taking, but this may take a number of days for them to process and send to you. You may be charged for this service.
If your documents are not in English, you must also upload a full translation of each document, prepared by a registered translator. Do not translate the documents yourself.
Please do not write on any of your documents before you upload or send them. If you do, we will not accept them.
Applicants who are registered as a University of Cambridge student should obtain an unofficial transcript from their self-service page for current students. The downloaded transcript is digitally signed and cannot be uploaded directly to the self-service; applicants will need to first print the transcript and scan it before being able to upload it.
Your official transcript may be sent to us electronically only if your institution has, or can use, a recognised secure electronic transcript system (eg Digitary or HEAR/GradIntel.) You will need to contact your institution to enquire whether they offer this facility. These systems work by generating a web address for your electronic transcript on a trusted web site, or a secure access token, which either you or your institution can notify us of, by sending a message via the system to email@example.com.
Please arrange for this to be done after you have submitted your application, so that your electronic transcript can be associated with your other documents.
Please note that we cannot accept transcripts that are attached to emails sent directly to us.