- What does "official transcript" mean?
An official transcript is one that comes from the registrar's office of your university or college. These transcripts often come in a sealed envelope with a signature across the seal. We can accept a transcript in a signed envelope with an unbroken seal either from the applicant or directly from the conferring university or college. Note that the signed seal must be unbroken for us to accept the transcript.
If electronic transcripts are considered official by your university or college, then we will accept them. In this case, we must receive the e-transcript directly from your university or college to the center email address.
- Do I need to send additional transcripts if I am submitting multiple applications (more than one language and/or more than one center)?
No, one set of transcripts is all that is required per applicant. While separate applications are required when requesting consideration for support by more than one center or for the study of more than one language, only one set of transcripts are needed. Please contact the FLAS Center where you had your transcript(s) sent to request they be sent to another center.
- I had transcripts sent to my home department as a part of my admissions/other funding application, can my FLAS application use those?
Yes. To do this, please contact your home department and ask them to send the transcript to the FLAS Center. Be as specific as possible when referencing which transcript and which application. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that their home department sends their transcripts to the FLAS Center.
- Which FAFSA form do I fill out?
All applicants for FLAS in Academic Year 2018-19 must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for 2018-19 and request to have the results sent to Indiana University.
A FAFSA is NOT required for applicants for FLAS in Summer 2018.
- Can I use a letter of recommendation from my admissions application for my FLAS application?
Yes. If you would like to do this, please contact your home department and ask them to send the letter via e-mail or campus mail to your FLAS Center. Be as specific as possible when referencing which transcript and which application. It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure that their home department sends their letter(s) of recommendation to the FLAS Center.