What does "official" mean?
For documents to be official, they must be sent directly to Baylor University Graduate Admissions from the educational or testing institution.
This includes institutions such as universities, ETS (for GRE/TOEFL scores - CEEB code 6032), GMAC (for GMAT scores), and evaluation services (such as World Education Services).
Official transcripts and proof of degree certificates must bear the facsimile signature of the registrar and the seal of the issuing institution, and be issued via a secure electronic delivery service or in an unopened envelope sealed by the university. Official transcripts can be sent from your institution electronically to Grad_Transcripts@baylor.edu or by regular mail to
One Bear Place #97264
Waco TX 76706 USA
For international students, to be official, documents must arrive by one of these methods:
- Your home institution directly mails paper copies to Baylor. Official transcripts must bear the facsimile signature of the registrar and the seal of the issuing institution, and be issued in an unopened envelope sealed by the university. If your institution only issues one original transcript, you can copy your documents and send the copies to the issuing institution. Then, the issuing institution can attest the copy and send the attested copy directly to Baylor Graduate Admissions at:
One Bear Place #97264
Waco TX 76706 USA.
- If you have to get an official copy in person, you can send it or bring it to us; it will be official if it comes in an unopened envelope sealed by the university.
- If your school only issues one original and does not attest copies, you can bring your official documents in person to be reviewed by the Graduate School Admissions Director. When you arrive on campus, after checking in with the Center for Global Engagement, come to the Graduate School Office, 200 Morrison Hall, with your documents in hand. These must be presented before the first day of class or a hold will be placed on your account, which will prevent you from registering for your second semester.
- Your home institution sends an electronic copy of your school documents to Baylor via a secure service such as e-Scrip-Safe or Parchment. These should be addressed to Baylor University Graduate Admissions (Grad_Transcripts@baylor.edu).