An official transcript is the record of grades and degree(s) earned, if any, sent directly to Stevens from the Registrar of the institution(s) you have attended. The Registrar may send the transcripts directly to you in sealed envelopes. Under no conditions may these be opened by you and submitted to Graduate Admissions and still be considered official. In some cases, the Registrar of the college may mark official transcripts sent to students as "Issued to Student", in which case they will be considered unofficial. In the case of some International Students, transcripts would consist of attested grade sheets and diploma. You, as the student, must request these documents from the institutions, and not the Office of Graduate Admissions, as to do otherwise would compromise the privacy of the records.