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International transcript requirements

Review the list below for the international transcript requirements that apply to your specific country, region or education system.

Official academic records must be mailed in an official, sealed school envelope directly to the Office of Admissions at Michigan State University or in some cases provided electronically, certified, from your school.

Transcripts not issued in English must be provided in the original language along with an English translation.

In general, applicants should submit official copies of external exam scores (e.g., Singapore, Rwanda and Zimbabwe), as well as official copies of internal grades. We generally advise applicants to submit secondary school (high school) official transcripts for grades 9 through 12, in order to ensure prompt processing.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Official transcripts from upper middle school/高中 (gaozhong) (grades 10-12), in both Chinese and English in a sealed, stamped envelope. Courses in progress or curriculum for grade 12. Also include an official study certificate from your school, confirming your enrollment.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • The final, official school transcript from upper middle school/高中 (gaozhong) (grades 10-12), in both Chinese and English, as well as the diploma in Chinese and English in a sealed, stamped envelope.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Official, attested copy of grade 10 secondary school external exam board results. Internal, official school transcripts for coursework in grades 11 and 12.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Official, attested copy of grade 10 secondary school external exam board results. Official, attested copy of senior secondary school external exam board results.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copies of latest transcripts for grades 10, 11 and, if available, for grade 12. Students should be following STTB/SMA course of study.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copies of final transcripts for grades 10, 11 and 12 exams (STTB/SMA).

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Official transcripts for grades 9, 10 and 11, and the latest available transcript for grade 12 (IB Diploma Programme) in a sealed, stamped envelope.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Official transcripts for grades 9-12 (including official copies of IB certificate and IB diploma), in a sealed, stamped envelope.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copies of your latest upper secondary school transcripts in both the original language and in English. For example, transcripts for grades 10, 11 and additional (if available) in Brazil; Certificado de Estudios de Bachillerato Basica and latest transcripts for upper secondary school in Colombia.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copies of upper secondary school transcripts and diploma in both the original language and in English. For example, transcripts for grades 10, 11 and 12, as well as Diploma/Certificado de Ensino Medio in Brazil; Certificado de Estudios de Bachillerato Basica, transcripts for final two years of upper secondary school, and Titulo Bachiller Academico/Bachillerato certificate in Colombia.
  • Caribbean: Certified copies of CSEC secondary school completion exams. If you completed CAPE exams, please request that certified copies of these are also sent.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copies of all available lower and upper secondary school external examinations. This may include those related to SPM (grades 10 and 11), plus additional latest available academic records (such as those related to STPM). Students must have additional schooling beyond SPM (or equivalent) to be considered for freshman admission to MSU.
  • Students should submit all academic records from any additional schooling. This may include IB, A Levels, STPM, AP and American degree transfer programs.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copies of all available lower and upper secondary school external examinations, such as those related to SPM and STPM. Students must have additional schooling beyond SPM (or equivalent) to be considered for freshman admission to MSU.
  • Students should submit all academic records from any additional schooling. This may include IB, A Levels, STPM, AP and American degree transfer programs.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of General Secondary School Transcript, including latest scores available, in Arabic and English.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC) and Transcript, covering grades 10, 11 and 12, in Arabic and English.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of transcripts for grades 10 and 11, and latest (if available) for 12.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of final transcripts for grades 10, 11 and 12, indicating graduation.

Students at schools that follow a UK curriculum and exams should follow these directions. Please see the list of MSU-acceptable UK examination boards below.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of the International/General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE or GCSE) exam board results – plus, grades listed for five academic subjects, including English, mathematics and science
  • Certified copy of the General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary (AS) exam board results
  • If your AS or A-level courses are in progress, please submit predicted AS or A level exam board results
  • Official copies of internal, upper secondary school transcripts showing grades received, courses in progress, etc.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of the International/General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE or GCSE) exam board results – plus, grades listed for five academic subjects, including English, mathematics and science
  • Certified copy of the General Certificate of Education Advanced Subsidiary (AS) exam board results and/or certified copy of the General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level (A-levels) exam board results
  • Official copies of internal, upper secondary school transcripts showing grades received

MSU-acceptable UK Examination Boards:

  • AQA – Assessment and Qualifications Alliance
  • CEA or CCEA – Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment
  • Pearson/Edexcel
  • OCR – Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations
  • CIE – Cambridge International Examinations
  • WJEC/CBAC or WJEC – Welsh Joint Education Committee

If you attended a school that follows a U.S. curriculum, please use these guidelines.

If you are currently in upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and, if possible, latest available for 12.

If you completed upper secondary school:

  • Certified copy of transcripts for grades 9, 10, 11 and 12, indicating that a high school diploma has been awarded.

Note: If you completed AP exams, please send official copies of your scores.

Student visa information

In order to obtain the documents needed to file for a student visa (I-20 or DS-2019), admitted students must show adequate proof of financial support. Upon acceptance, admitted students will be required to upload a signed affidavit of support and bank statement with the name of the account holder in English through your admissions account. Please do not send financial documents in paper form at the time of application.


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