Self-Reported Academic Record: International Students

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I am a Common Application user. Where can I find a Common App FAQ page?

Common Application users should complete the Courses and Grades section and enter their test scores in their Testing section. Visit Common Application Applicants Solution Center: Courses & Grades.

How do International Applicants report their coursework and grades using the Self-Reported Academic Record form?

You are required to report your 9th-12th grade courses and grades exactly as they appear on all of your original academic reports, transcripts and any external examination results, such as, but not limited to: IB, IGCSE, O/AS/A-level, HKDSE, SPM, CISCE/CBSE, and WAEC.

Students completing a South Korean curriculum do NOT submit their courses and test scores through the Self-Reported Academic Record form. (See question below about South Korea.)

  • If your transcripts are not issued in English, certified, true line-by-line, literal English translations are required for filling out the self reported Academic Record Form.
  • Do not adjust your grades in any manner. Do not weight grades. Do not average or convert them.
  • If you are in your last year of secondary/high school, you will list your "in-progress" equivalent to US High School 12th grade courses for those that are not yet graded.
  • Do not send your high school transcripts.

EXAMPLE: If you went to school in China and now attend a U.S. high school, you need to report your Chinese school courses and grades (e.g. 1-100 grading scale) exactly as they appear on your original Chinese transcript issued by your Chinese school. Report your course names in English; however, you should not report your grades in the A-F grading scale if they appear on your U.S. high school transcripts.

If I am completing or have completed a South Korean curriculum, do I need to submit a Self-Reported Academic Record form?

Do not complete the Self-Reported Academic Record form. However, you must submit a clear and legible scanned copy of the following via our Application Tracker.

  1. 9th-12th grade academic reports, transcripts, and/or examination results (required);
  2. English proficiency test score reports (required); and
  3. ACT and/or SAT score reports (optional)

If you are a current high school senior and your transcript does not include your "in-progress" 12th grade coursework, please create a list of your 12th grade courses in a Word or PDF file format and submit along with your transcripts and English proficiency test score reports.

If my 9th grade year was taken in a middle school or junior high, should I add my middle school/junior high school to my "High Schools Attended" list?

If you attended school outside the United States, yes. Please list all of the schools that you attended in the Self-Reported Academic Record form.

What if my numerical grades include decimal points?

Select Other (includes decimals) under Grade Scale in High Schools Attended section.

Do I need to submit an outside evaluation of my courses?

No. We do our own in-house evaluations of international coursework. See the first question in this international section.

How do I report my external examination results?

Be sure to report all courses, subjects or classes with grades that you took at your secondary school for each year.

  1. Go to Enter Coursework tab
  2. Select the academic year when you took the exam in Enter Coursework section.
  3. Add information in Subject Area, Course/Exam Content, Course/Exam Name, and Proficiency Level.

Select External Exam under Course Length, and then add Grade/Score, Maximum/Highest Grade, and Exam Date.

Instructional videos are also available to help you complete the Self-Reported Academic Record.

How do I report my English proficiency test scores?

Students should report their highest Total or Overall scores and associated Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing subscores from the same test date and testing agency using the Self-Reported Academic Record form. However, students will be given the opportunity to list all of their tests taken. Do not "superscore" your tests.

If you send your official test scores to the University of Minnesota from the testing agency, we will use your official scores in our review of your application.

For more information, visit our English Proficiency Information page.

How do I report my ACT and/or SAT test scores?

ACT and/or SAT test scores are not required for international students, but are highly recommended. Students should report their:

  • highest composite or total scores and
  • associated Writing (ACT) and/or Writing & Language (SAT) scores from the same test date using the self reported Academic Record form.
  • Students will be given the opportunity to list all of their tests taken. For more information, visit our ACT and SAT information for freshman admission page.

If you send your official test scores to the University of Minnesota from the testing agency, we will use your official scores in our review of your application.

As an international student, I took the GED. How do I report my high school courses?

Fill out the Self-Reported Academic Record with all years and courses you took in secondary school. You can submit your international GED results through our Application Tracker.

I cannot find my school, because it is located abroad. What should I do?

  1. When you Add School, select Country (State will disappear), add School Name, and Search.
  2. Press the small button next to "My high school is not on the list below."
    1. Type School Name, School Address, City, State/Province, and Add School