Secondary School Sample Documents for International Admissions

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota that students must successfully complete and graduate from secondary school before they will be eligible to enroll. In order to verify that you have met this enrollment requirement, you must submit your official and complete academic documents from your secondary school along with proof of high school graduation (i.e. graduation certificate or leaving exam results) to the Office of Admissions.

  • All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.
  • Official documents are those that are original or attested copies of original academic documents that are mailed in a sealed, stamped envelope directly from the secondary school or examination board.
  • A scanned or electronic copy of an official document is considered unofficial.
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Sample Documents by Country or Curriculum

American Curriculum (AP)

  • Transcript of coursework and grades, with graduation date, issued by school
American Curriculum (AP)_Sample Documents
American Curriculum Transcript with Graduation Date

Submit your official AP examination results to receive transfer credits. More information at Advanced Placement (AP) Course Awards.

Argentina

  • Graduation Certificate/Diploma (Bachiller, Técnico Medio, Perito)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Argentina_Graduation Certificate
Argentina Graduation Certificate
Argentina_Transcript-1
Argentina Transcript (page 1)
Argentina_Transcript-2
Argentina Transcript (page 2)

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Bangladesh

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Intermediate Certificate
  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Bangladesh_HSC
Bangladesh HSC
Bangladesh_SSC
Bangladesh SSC

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Brazil

  • Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Brazil_Graduation-Certificate
Brazil Graduation Certificate
Brazil_Transcript
Brazil Transcript

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)

  • GCE AS & A Level Certificate
  • IGCSE or GCE O Level Certificate
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school

The Office of Admissions must receive an official copy of your exam results in order to fulfill the University of Minnesota policy for proof of high school graduation. As soon as your exam results are released, please send your exam results to us. You have the following options:

Cambridge or Pearson Edexcel: Have your exam results sent priority to the Office of Admissions. Please refer to the following links for directions on how to submit your exam results:

By Mail: Send a copy of your original certificate attested by your secondary school to:

University of Minnesota
Office of Admissions
240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 U.S.A.

An attested copy of the original certificate must be mailed in a sealed, stamped envelope directly from your secondary school.

Upon Arrival to Campus: Bring your original certificate to the Office of Admissions at 240 Williamson Hall. The Office of Admissions staff will make a copy for our records and return the original certificate to you.

British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)_A-Level-Cambridge
British Cambridge A Level
British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)_A-Level-Edexcel
British Edexcel A Level
British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)_A-Level-OCR
British OCR A Level
British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)_O-Level-Edexcel
British Edexcel O Level
British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)_IGCSE-Cambridge
British Cambridge IGCSE
British Patterned Curriculum (IGCSE, GCE O/AS/A Level)_IGCSE-Edexcel
British Ecexcel IGCSE

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities awards transfer credit for students who earn qualifying scores in AS and/or A Level exams towards their University education. For more information, visit GCE A-Level Course Awards.

Cameroon

  • General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
  • General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
  • Baccalauréat
  • Releve de Notes
  • (See French Baccalauréat)
Cameroon_A-Level
Cameroon A Level
Cameroon_O-Level
Cameroon O Level

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Caribbean

  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
  • Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Caribbean_CAPE
Caribbean CAPE
Caribbean_CXC-SEC-1
Caribbean CXC SEC (page 1)
Caribbean_CXC-SEC-2
Caribbean CXC SEC (page 2)

China

  • Graduation Certificate (Red Book)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
China_Grad-Cert-Original-Language
China Graduation Certificate Original
China_Grad-Cert-English-Translation
China Graduation Certificate English Translation
China_Transcript
China Transcript

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Costa Rica

  • Bachiller en Educación Media
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Costa Rica_Bachiller
Costa Rica Bachiller
Costa Rica_Transcript-1
Costa Rica Transcript
Costa Rica_Transcript-2

Costa Rica Transcript

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Ecuador

  • Título de Bachiller en Ciencias
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Ecuador_Titulo-de-Bachiller-1
Ecuador Bachiller
Ecuador_Titulo-de-Bachiller-2
Ecuador Bachiller

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Ethiopia

  • Ethiopian University Entrance Examination Certificate
  • Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Ethiopia_University-Entrance
Ethiopia University Entrance Examination Certificate
Ethiopia_Leaving-Certificate
Ethiopia School Leaving Certificate

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

French Baccalauréat

  • Diplôme du Baccalauréat Général
  • Diplôme de Bachelier de l'Enseignement du Second Degré
  • Releve de Notes
French Baccalauréat_Diplome
France Diplome
French Baccalauréat_Releve-de-Notes
France Releve de Notes

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Hong Kong

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE)
  • Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
  • Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Hong Kong_HKDSE
Hong Kong HKDSE
Hong Kong_HKCEE

Hong Kong HKCEE

India

  • Year/Class 10 Examination Marksheet
  • Year/Class 12 Examination Marksheet
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
India_Year-10
India Year/Class 10 Exam Marksheet
India_Exam-Cert-Final-ver-1
India Year/Class 12 Exam Marksheet CISCE
India_Exam-Cert-Final-ver-2
India Year/Class 12 Exam Marksheet CBSE

Indonesia

  • Ijazah - Sekolah Menengah Atas/Madrasah Aliyah (SMA/MA)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Indonesia_Graduation-Certificate
Indonesia Graduation Certificate
Indonesia_Transcript
Indonesia Transcript

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Please request that your official IB examination results be sent to the University of Minnesota electronically from International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). In addition, arrange to have your official, final secondary school transcript sent to the University of Minnesota directly from your school.

Students in IB programs may receive up to eight semester credits at the University of Minnesota for each higher-level (HL) subject passed with a grade of five or higher. Specific credit awards for each higher-level (HL) subject are available on our International Baccalaureate (IB) Course Awards page.

Jordan

  • Certificate of General Secondary Education
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Jordan_Grad-Certificate
Jordan Graduation Certificate
Jordan_Exam-Results
Jordan Exam Results

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Kenya

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Kenya_KCSE
Kenya KCSE

Malaysia

  • Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Malaysia_Exam-Cert-Original-Language
Malaysia Exam Certificate Original Language
Malaysia_Leaving-Cert-Original-Language
Malaysia Leaving Certificate Original Language

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Pakistan

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Pakistan_HSC
Pakistan HSC

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Poland

  • Świadectwo Dojrzałości
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Poland_Certificate-of-Maturity
Poland Certificate of Maturity

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Russia

  • Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании - Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Russia_Attectat-1
Russia Attectat
Russia_Attectat-2
Russia Attectat
Russia_Attectat-3
Russia Attectat

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Singapore

  • Singapore / Cambridge GCE A level
  • Singapore / Cambridge GCE O level
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Singapore_A-Level
Singapore A Level
Singapore_O-Level
Singapore O Level

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities awards transfer credit for students who earn qualifying scores in AS and/or A Level exams towards their University education. For more information, visit GCE A-Level Course Awards.

South Africa

  • Senior Certificate
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
South Africa_Senior-Cert
South Africa Senior Certificate

South Korea

  • Transcript of coursework and grades with graduation date issued by school
South Korea_Transcript
Korea Transcript
South Korea_Grad-Cert
Korea Graduation Certificate

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Advanced level)
  • Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Sri Lanka_A-Level
Sri Lanka A Level
Sri Lanka_O-Level
Sri Lanka O Level

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Taiwan

  • Graduation Certificate
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Taiwan_Grad-Cert
Taiwan Graduation Certificate
Taiwan_Transcript
Taiwan Transcript

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

Uganda

  • Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE)
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school
Uganda_UACE
Uganda UACE
Uganda_UCE
Uganda UCE

Vietnam

  • Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông (THPT)
  • Học Bạ Trung Học Phổ Thông
Vietnam_Grad-Cert-Original-Language
Vietnam Graduate Certificate Original Language
Vietnam_Transcript-cover-sheet-Original-Language
Vietnam Transcript cover sheet Original Language
Vietnam_Transcript-Original-Language
Vietnam Transcript Original Language

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified, true (word-for-word) English translation.

West African Examinations Council (WAEC)

  • West African Senior School Certificate
  • Transcript of coursework and grades issued by school

The University of Minnesota must verify your final Senior School Certificate Examination results with the West African Examinations Council (WAEC). Students are required to provide the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions with the following scratch card details:

  • Examination (or Index) Number
  • Examination Year
  • Card Serial Number
  • PIN

Please email your WAEC scratch card details to the Office of Admissions at the following address: [email protected].

West African Examinations Council (WAEC)_Senior-Cert
WAEC Senior Certificate
West African Examinations Council (WAEC)_Scratch-Card
WAEC Scratch Card