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Our Best Answer - How do I submit my transcript(s)?

In light of COVID-19, we understand that students and counselors may face challenges in submitting required documents by our deadlines. Every effort should be made to submit required documents by the deadline, and the preferred method to receive documents is electronically.

July 1 - Official High School & College Transcripts Due

  • To verify the transcripts we require, please check your Applicant Portal transcript tab.
  • UCSB accepts official transcripts sent directly from your school by mail (to the address listed below) but we encourage them to be sent electronically through an approved vendor.
  • If your school or college is unable to submit transcripts using a third-party vendor, we will temporarily accept official transcripts via email. To be considered official, they must:
    1. Be emailed to with the subject line: TRANSCRIPTS
    2. Include your full name and UCSB perm number
    3. Come directly from your school offices (i.e. administrators, counselors, etc.) through a school domain email address
    4. Be submitted in the format of an encrypted PDF
  • For community college students, we will temporarily accept IGETC certifications via email from the community college IGETC counselor or advising counselor following the above steps outlined for transcripts. Transfer students who have not completed an IGETC (including those with partial IGETC certification), are required to send high school transcripts. We will also accept high school transcripts via email following the above steps outlined for transcripts.
  • For international students, if your international college or university cannot send an official transcript through an approved electronic vendor as mentioned above or by mail, we will temporarily accept an emailed copy of your results following the above steps outlined for transcripts. For college credit, an official transcript must be mailed (paper copy) directly from your international college or university. College credit will not be awarded for transcripts received via email.

July 15 - Official Exam Scores (AP, IB, TOEFL, IELTS) Due

  • A list of requested exams can be found on your Applicant Portal in the test scores tab. Exam scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. Please allow 4-6 weeks for scores to be posted in your portal.
  • We are aware that AP exams are released on July 15, please request exams be sent as soon as they are available.
  • We are aware that IB results are released on July 6, please request exams be sent as soon as they are available.

If you are unable to send your required documents by the stated deadline, please email and provide an explanation. For more information on upcoming deadlines, visit the Steps to Enrollment page.

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