The official transcript of records should include the following information:
- full titles of the units that the student has completed for the degree
- completion times of study units (or at the very least the overall study time at the institution)
- grades obtained
- credits awarded
- information on the grading scale used at the institution at the time of study
- If you have not yet graduated: The transcript of records must include the name of the degree that will be awarded to you when you graduate (Bachelor of, Master of, etc.)
The transcript must cover the full length of studies. If the degree includes course units that the student has completed at another institution and the transferred credits are not indicated in detail on the transcript of records, a separate transcript of records regarding the transferred credits should be submitted. Please also note possible country-specific requirements.
University of Eastern Finland only accepts official transcripts of records. In some cases it is also possible to submit an Electronic transcripts for details. For more information please see Electronic transcripts below.
If your official transcript of records does not include all the required information, please read the chapter below.
Transcript of Records – required information
Universities carry out the academic evaluation of applications, and for this purpose the transcript of records must include certain information. Please read the following carefully for information about what to do if your official transcript of records does not include all the required information.
Names of course units
If the transcript of records does not include the full names of the study units, an additional document explaining these is required. This can be, for example, a syllabus.
Completion times of study units
If your transcript of records does not include information on the completion times of the study units, a separate document explaining this is required. You must submit a document issued by the awarding institution that states either the completion times of the individual study units or your overall time of study at the institution. Please note that information on the usual duration of the programme is not sufficient.
If the transcript of records does not include the grades obtained, you are required to submit a document issued by the degree-awarding institution providing these.
If your transcript of records does not include information on the credits awarded for individual study units, please submit a separate document issued by the institution indicating this. If your institution uses a system different from the credit system, please submit a document issued by the awarding institution where the extent/scope of the study units is shown. This can be indicated, for example, as study hours required to complete the individual units.
The grading scale must include all the grades and marks that appear on the applicant’s transcript of records. The description should include the grades in relation to each other and clearly depict the highest and lowest grade, as well as which grades are passing grades and which are a fail. You can also be asked to provide a direct link to an official website where the information on the grading scale can be verified.
If there is no official website where the information on the grading scale can be verified, the information should be included in the transcript of records. If it is not, a separate official document describing the grading scale is required. The document should be issued by the awarding institution, or compiled by the applicant and officially certified by the awarding institution.