Guidelines for Official Translation of Documents
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The International Admissions Unit of the
University Application Processing Center (UAPC) accepts, as official
translations, those done by one of the following:
Consulate or embassy of the country that
issued the document; or translations verified by consulate or embassy of the
country issuing the document.
Translations service or agency; or
Faculty member of a U.S. high school or
university. In this case, the translation:
must be typed on school letterhead
must state that the translator is a
faculty member and which department he/she is a member of;
must include a signed statement from
the translator attesting to his/her familiarity with the foreign
The following translations are not accepted
as official translations:
Those done by the student or member of
the student's family.
Those done by an individual unless they
are affiliated with any of the organizations listed above.
Translations done by non-faculty school
Translations done by faculty members from
Translations done by a notary public.
Official translations must meet the following
All translations must be prepared using
the same format as the original.
All information must be translated.
The translation must be verbatim.
No interpretation or evaluation of
information should be included.
The translation must be typed and must be
signed by the translator.
Translation services can be
found in the Yellow Pages of your local telephone book. Please make sure that
the translation service selected complies with the guidelines outlined above.
Although most of the
translation services are competitive in cost, students should call to inquire
about the exact price. Prices will vary according to the following:
The type of language translated
The type of document translated
The length of the document (number of
Other special services (example:
overnight mail, etc.)
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