Paper transcripts are only considered official by Fuller Seminary if they arrive at Fuller's Admissions Office in an envelope sealed by the issuing academic institution. Once sealed by the issuing institution, the envelope containing the transcript should not be opened by anyone (including the applicant) except a member of Fuller's staff.
Electronic transcripts must come through an official third-party transcript vendor service and must be sent directly to email@example.com. If your school does not use an official third-party vendor service, you must request an official paper transcript instead. Scanned transcripts that are received as email attachments will not be accepted as official, regardless of the sender.
If you graduated from an institution, the official transcript must include the degree awarded and conferral date (for institutions outside of the U.S., a diploma certificate showing the degree awarded and conferral date may need to be requested in addition to the official transcript). It is at the discretion of the Office of Admissions to determine U.S. degree equivalency. You may be required to have your transcript officially evaluated by an external agency; please contact the Admissions Office for details.
Transcripts that have been opened by the applicant, electronic transcripts issued by the institution, photocopies, scanned copies, faxes, and printouts from student information websites will not be accepted as official.