Admissions Documents

All documents necessary for the Admissions Application should be delivered to the graduate program or school of your interest.

 Postal addresses for graduate programs or schools

Letters of Recommendation

Most graduate programs require students to submit two or three letters of recommendation using the form provided by institution. The letter of recommendation form is available electronically under the electronic admission application section. The letter of recommendation may be submitted using the paper form. The applicant should consult with the person who will write the letter to ask if he or she prefers to use the electronic or paper form.

Number of letters of recommendation required by each college or school

College/SchoolNumber of letters
320
Business Administration   X  
Architecture   X  
Natural Sciences X    
Social Sciences     X
Information Science and Technology   X  
Communication   X  
Education   X  
Humanities   X  
Planning   X  

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify if the program has any established specifications in regards to who may write the letter. Some programs require the letters of recommendation to be written by professors.

The Readmission application does not require letters of recommendation; however, programs have the right to request them during the evaluation process.

Academic Records

Academic records refer to transcripts that list the courses, grades, credits, grade point average, and degree obtained. All applicants must submit two official credit transcripts from each university attended. An official transcript is one that is sent by mail from the institution where the studies were carried out directly to the program of interest. Transcripts sent to the student are not considered official. If you need to submit transcripts from the Río Piedras Campus, you may request them from the Office of the Registrar electronically or in person.

If the academic record is from a foreign institution it must:

  • have the official stamp and be signed by the university’s General Secretary or Ministry of Government;
  • be an official copy in English or Spanish certified by the Office of the Registrar as an exact copy of the original document.

International applicants must submit their transcripts and evidence of degree recieved to:

Physical AddressPostal Address
Decanato de Estudios Graduados e Investigación
Edificio Felipe Janer 2.o Piso Oficina 203
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto de Río Piedras
Avenida Ponce de León Esquina Avenida Gándara
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Decanato de Estudios Graduados e Investigación
PO Box 21790
San Juan, PR 00931-1790

Portfolios

Some graduate programs require the student to submit a portfolio along with their admission documents. The portfolios should be sent or handed in directly to the graduate program. Those programs are:

School of Architecture

Physical AddressPostal Address
Escuela de Arquitectura
Edificio de Arquitectura
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto de Río Piedras
Escuela de Arquitectura
PO Box 21909
San Juan, PR 00931-1909

School of Communication

Physical AddressPostal Address
Decanato de Estudios Graduados e Investigación
Edif. Hogar Masónico
Ave. Ponce De León 
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto de Río Piedras
Escuela de Comunicación
PO Box 21880
San Juan, PR 00931-1880

 

 Postal addresses for graduate programs or schools

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