At some point in the application process for their program, most students will need a official or unofficial transcript. National scholarships to study abroad such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Boren Scholarship will require official transcripts while UCEAP scholarships may only require unofficial transcripts. If students need an:
- Official UC Merced transcript: they should order a paper transcript only. E-transcripts tend to cause problems for study abroad. If students need an official UC Merced transcript in a hurry, the fastest and cheapest way to order is to use standard processing and send the transcript directly to the appropriate study abroad advisor (in the address, be sure to list your advisor, put "RE: [your_name], International Affairs, KL 101). Read ordering instructions from the Office of the Registrar.
- Unofficial UC Merced transcript: they can simply follow the directions provided by the Office of the Registrar for unofficial transcripts.
For transcripts from another institution, try institution’s Office of the Registrar is the resource on transcript information.