Official Transcripts for Applicants with Degrees Received in China

Those admitted students who have received a degree in China will not submit the usual official transcripts. Instead, they must have their degrees verified by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). All verification reports must be sent to UC directly by the CDGDC to be considered official, and no other verification will be accepted.

For admissions review purposes (during the application process only), these students will apply with unofficial transcripts and translations like all other applicants. Many of these students will choose to provide a copy of the CDGCD report as their unofficial transcript/translation, which is ideal.

After being accepted to join a graduate program, applicants who have earned a degree from China must submit a verification report in English from the CDGDC of the English versions of their final transcripts and degree certificates. All verification reports must be sent to the University of Cincinnati Graduate School directly by the CDGDC in order to be considered official, and no other verification will be accepted. Accepted students who have received a degree in China will not submit official transcripts from their schools, and instead they must have their degrees verified by the CDGDC.

Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGCD after their degree is completed and request that their degree verification report be submitted directly to the University of Cincinnati. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after degree conferral.

Students who have completed coursework in China but not received a degree will not be required to submit verification through the CDGDC.

China Qualification Verification from the CDGDC

When are Student Verification Reports from CDGDC Due?

CDGDC verification reports are due to the Graduate School office one week before the end of the student’s first semester. Failure to submit verification reports will result in students being placed in non-matriculated status, which will result in UC revoking the student’s visa.

Verification reports can be sent to:

For regular U.S. postal mail: 
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
110 Van Wormer Hall
P.O. Box 210627
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0627

For delivery via FedEx, DHL, etc.: 
Graduate School
University of Cincinnati
2614 McMicken Circle
110 Van Wormer Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0627
 

How much is a Verification Report?

Pricing is set by the CDGDC and may change.

  • Verification Report of Certificate—260 CNY/ ~$42 each
  • Verification Report of Transcript—360 CNY / ~$58 each
  • Extra copy of Verification Report—50 CNY / ~$8 each
  • Translation of Certificate—150 CNY / ~$24 each
  • Translation of Transcript—300 CNY / ~$48 each
  • Rush service—extra payment of 200 CNY / ~$32 each