Let me say at the outset that we know the whole transcript requirement is easier for graduates from U.S. colleges and universities than it is for those from many other parts of the world.
What we require is a scanned and uploaded copy of an official transcript. You don’t need to mail us the official transcript (though you may, if you prefer), but regardless of the method of transmission, we want to see an official transcript, with the names of each class, the associated grade, the indication you actually graduated (or will graduate before August 2016), and the dates of your enrollment.
For most students, that means you will either scan the official transcript you already have, or you will need to request one. And it also means that we don’t want you to send us an unofficial grade report. Check the application instructions for additional guidance on the transcript requirement.
Experience tells us that nearly all applicants can submit the transcript we require. Though the deadline is coming fast, you still have the time to line up the correct document and upload it shortly after you have submitted the application. And we also know that there will be a very small number of applicants who truly can’t access an official transcript. We will work with them. But everyone else should scan and upload a copy of their official transcript.