Submitting official transcripts

Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions you have attended before are required for admissions. All applicants, including previous students and graduates of Metropolitan State University, are required to provide official transcripts from each school attended after high school, including any graduate or professional studies (with the exception of transcripts that can be retrieved via eTranscript).

Failure to provide official transcripts is sufficient grounds to cancel your application and deny admission.

An official transcript is a transcript that typically bears the signature of the registrar and the official institution seal, and is sent directly from the issuing institution.

Where to send transcripts

For admissions, official transcripts should be delivered to:

Metropolitan State University
Admissions Office
700 East Seventh Street
Saint Paul, MN 55106

Send electronic official transcripts to

eTranscripts from other Minnesota State institutions

If you have attended an institution within the Minnesota State system, Metropolitan State can usually pull your transcript with eTranscript.

  • Application required: Admissions staff may not view your transcripts until we receive your application.
  • Success rate: We are able to pull eTranscripts successfully for about 95 percent of applicants. If we cannot, we will notify you so that you can request that an official transcript is sent to Metropolitan State.
  • Academic reporting: Report all post-secondary institutions attended. Complete reporting assists admissions staff in pulling transcripts using eTranscript.

Transcripts from other U.S. colleges and universities

If you have attended institutions outside of the Minnesota State system, request that your official transcript(s) be sent directly to the Admissions Office. Official transcripts submitted by applicants cannot be accepted unless the envelope is still sealed.

Start early to ensure that your official transcript(s) are in your application file before the application deadline for your program. Meeting the deadline is your responsibility.

Transcripts from institutions outside the U.S.

All transcripts from non-U.S. schools must have a course-by-course transcript evaluation completed by Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. or World Education Services. Metropolitan State University prefers Educational Credential Evaluators Inc.

An official copy of your course-by-course transcript evaluation must be sent directly to the Admissions Office. We do not accept faxed copies or copies from students. It can take from six to eight weeks to receive a transcript evaluation report, so it is important that you initiate this process well in advance so that your report is received by the application deadline for your program of interest. Metropolitan State University is not responsible for any delays in receiving the report.