At the end of
your semester or year abroad, the foreign host institution or sponsoring
organization (in the case of facilitated programs) will send a transcript
with your final courses and grades to the Office of International
Study Programs at Notre Dame. We will promptly process your grades
and credits and submit them to the Notre Dame Registrar's Office.
The Registrar will then record this information on your ND academic
record and also post it to Irish Link. Most foreign institutions
take a considerable amount of time to process transcripts and it
is not unusual for study abroad grades to arrive at our office long
after the semester has ended. You should expect a delay in grade
reporting of at least 6 - 8 weeks after your program ends.
1) My grades
from abroad haven't been posted on Irish Link yet. Why?
Before contacting the ISP Office or the Registrar, ask yourself:
"Has it been more than 6 - 8 weeks since I've returned from
my program?" If not, please be patient. The processing of transcripts
from foreign universities usually takes about two months, and then
it takes 1-2 weeks for the Registrar's Office to post the information
on Irish Link.
I need to send an updated transcript to [my insurance company, scholarship
committee, graduate school] and my grades from abroad have not been
Unfortunately, we cannot do anything to speed up the processing
of transcripts from abroad. However, our office will gladly write
a letter on your behalf, verifying that you recently participated
in a Notre Dame study abroad program and that the grades have not
yet arrived, with an assurance that your updated transcript will
be processed as soon as it becomes available. This letter will usually
suffice to give you an extension on transcript deadlines.
3) I looked
at my grades on Irish Link and there is a problem with a grade.
Whom do I contact?
You should contact your program director at the ISP Office and also
the professor who assigned the final grade or the Academic Director
at your host institution.
4) I am applying
to Graduate School and they require an official copy of my transcript
from the abroad institution. How can I get this?
and grades from abroad will appear on your official Notre Dame transcript
which you can request from the ND Registrar. However, if you need
a transcript from the actual foreign host institution, you can contact
the ISP Office (we may have a copy that we can give you) or contact
the abroad institution directly.
5) How can
I get an official Notre Dame transcript with my grades from abroad?
- Go to the
website and fill in the transcript request form on-line
- Visit the
ND Registrar's Office, 105 Main Building and fill out a transcript