Accepted Transcripts

What Type of Transcripts Do We Accept?

ACHS accepts both paper and certified electronic transcripts for official transcripts. All transcripts must be issued directly to ACHS from the issuing institution to be considered official; transcripts issued directly to the student cannot be accepted as official. Official paper transcripts must be sealed to be accepted. Official electronic transcripts must be in PDF and secured by a digital certificate that is displayed at the top of the transcript. Electronic transcripts must be issued by a certified document provider such as Scrip-Safe, Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse, and similar certified providers.

Transcripts Should Be Sent To

Certified electronic transcripts (preferred when available):

Please have issued to

Transcripts by mail:

Registrar’s Office
American College of Healthcare Sciences
5005 S. Macadam Avenue
Portland, OR 97239

Note: Only transcripts from U.S. Department of Education approved accredited institutions or state-approved high school or equivalency transcripts can be accepted. Please review the ACHS Program Catalog online here for more information regarding transcripts and admissions requirements.

Students applying for admission to an undergraduate program must have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency. An official high school transcript will be required for students without previous College experience. Students with prior college may submit official College transcripts and self-certify completion of a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency.

Students applying for admission to a graduate program must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. Department of Education recognized institution and will be required to submit an official transcript demonstrating conferral of the degree. Students are encouraged to submit official transcripts for all prior colleges attended in order for ACHS to evaluate transfer of credit opportunities. Students using military education benefits are required to submit official transcripts for all prior college. (See ACHS’s undergraduate and graduate admissions policies for more information).

Students applying for admission with a GED must meet the following standards: 

  • Receive an average of 58 and no subtest score lower than 41 (Prior January 2002)
  • Receive an average score of 550, no subtest lower than 410 (January 2002-December 2013)
  • Receive a minimum score of 410 on each of the five GED tests or a minimum score of 150 on each of the subtests (January 2014-present)
  • Receive an average score of 550 for the five tests or an average score of 170 for the four subtests (January 2014-present)

Admission eligibility information for graduates of non-standard, unaccredited high schools, or homeschooled students is available online here.

If your education is from a foreign institution, please view the foreign transcript requirements online here.

If you have questions about submitting your transcripts, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 800-487-8839.

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