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College of Graduate Studies

Transcripts from Applicants

Transcripts from Applicants

To be considered for admission to the Medical University of South Carolina, applicants are required to submit OFFICIAL transcripts from ALL prior institutions, with the following program-specific exceptions:

Degree ProgramTranscripts Required
Doctor of Medicine and
Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD)
Transcripts for coursework already taken must be sent to AMCAS. Transcripts for coursework in progress at the time of application must be sent to MUSC upon matriculation into the program.
Doctor of Philosophy in NursingAll degree-bearing transcripts
Post-masters Certificate in NursingAll degree-bearing transcripts
Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies for the PRACTICING Physician Assistant with a bachelors in PA Transcript from the institution where you earned a bachelors degree in PA.
Transitional Masters in Physical Therapy to Doctorate in Physical Therapy for MUSC graduatesApplicants to this one-time transitional program do not need to provide transcripts. They will be generated internally.
Doctor of Health AdministrationAll degree-bearing transcripts
Master of Science in Clinical ResearchHighest degree-bearing transcript
All other programsTranscripts from all prior institutions must be sent to MUSC before an application will be considered complete. Transcripts for coursework in progress at the time of application must be sent to MUSC upon matriculation into the program.

Electronic Transcripts
Electronic transcripts are welcomed by MUSC. If your prior college registrar can send transcripts electronically through the national service at the University of Texas, Austin, please request your prior college to direct documents to MUSC's Enrollment Management.  For institutions that use other transcript services, please have the electronic transcript sent to

Sending Transcripts to MUSC
Use the "Transcript Request Form", available within the application, or send your own request to the registrar of each institution. Be sure the registrar follows the instructions printed on the request form. DO NOT OPEN THE ENVELOPE that contains the document. If the registrar will not give you an official copy, explain this in a note to MUSC's Enrollment Management office and have the transcript(s) sent under separate cover.

Final Transcripts
Final transcripts showing completion of work-in-progress and/or degree awarded must ALSO be sent to Enrollment Management and must be received no later than the end of the first semester of your enrollment. Failure to do so will result in your disenrollment at MUSC.

Prior or Current MUSC Students
If you are a prior or current MUSC student, we will print your MUSC transcript internally. You need not send a transcript request form to MUSC.

International Transcripts
Academic records from foreign institutions must be provided in English and must be certified or validated as true by a university or government official. The following websites provide more information about international transcript evaluation agencies:;;;

Transcript Retention
Should you not be accepted, transcripts submitted to MUSC will be retained for a period of one year to assist you in reapplying. After one year, transcripts are destroyed and official copies must be resubmitted.

Special Waivers
Transcripts from institutions where the applicant did not earn a degree may be waived with special approval if the coursework was taken more than 20 years ago, and the applicant is applying to a program that requires a bachelors degree. If you meet the above requirements, you may submit a petition for a transcript waiver to This is not a guaranteed waiver.


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