Equivalent Degrees

Equivalent degrees in different countries

When you apply to IU Bloomington, you need to submit academic records to show your performance at your secondary school. We understand that every country has a unique educational system, so we have compiled a list identifying what specific documents we need based on your secondary school.

  • In the left column of each table is the document(s) you need to submit when you apply to Indiana University.
  • In the right column is the document(s) you need to bring with you to Bloomington to prove you satisfactorily completed secondary school. You will also need to provide your final year transcript.

You will need to submit the original, official documents issued by your school or issuing body. If these are in a language other than English, you will also need to submit an English translation. Translations may be photocopies or notarized unless otherwise noted.

If you have any questions about where your educational background fits, please contact us.

You have to satisfactorily complete secondary school and provide the necessary documentation (listed on this page) in order to remain at Indiana University past your first semester.

Secondary school requirements for admission to Indiana University
CountryRequired transcript documentRequired credential showing secondary school completion
AustriaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9, 10, and 11Reifezeugnis/Reifeprufungzeungnis (Maturity Certificate)
AustraliaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11
  • Australian Capital Territory Senior Secondary Certificate
  • New South Wales Higher School Certificate
  • Northern Territory Certificate of Education
  • Queensland Certificate of Education
  • South Australia Certificate of Education
  • Tasmania Certificate of Education
  • Victoria Certificate of Education
  • Western Australia Certificate of Education
BahamasSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
BahrainAnnual Exam Results from Grades 10 and 11
  • Tawjahiya Secondary School Certificate (from an agriculture, arts, commercial, health sciences, textiles, or religious institute —Shahaadat itmaam al-diraasa al-thaanawiya al-aamma)
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (from public institute)
BangladeshBangladesh Secondary School Certificate and Internal School Transcript from Grade 11Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
Belgium
  • Eindrapport from Grades 10 and 11
  • Releve des Notes from Grades 10 and 11
Flemish System: Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs
BrazilHistorico Escolar de Ensino Medio from Grade 1 (10) and Grade 2 (11)Certificado de Conclusao de Ensino Medio or Certificado de Tecnico de Nivel Medio
CanadaAlberta Transcript of High School Achievement from Grades 10 and 11Alberta General High School Diploma
CanadaBritish Columbia Transcript of Grades from Grades 10 and 11British Columbia High School Diploma
CanadaManitoba Statement of High School Marks from Grades 9, 10 and 11Manitoba High School Diploma
CanadaNew Brunswick Senior High Transcript of Grades from Grades 9, 10, and 11New Brunswick High School Diploma
CanadaNewfoundland and Labrador Official Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Newfoundland and Labrador High School Diploma
CanadaNorthwest Territories Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Northwest Territories High School Diploma
CanadaNova Scotia High School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Nova Scotia High School Diploma
CanadaNunavut Official Student Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Nunavut High School Diploma
CanadaOntario Student Transcript from Grades 9, 10, and 11Ontario Secondary School Diploma
CanadaPrince Edward Island Student Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Prince Edward Island General High School Diploma
CanadaQuebec Transcript from Grades 9 and 10 (and 11 if currently in 12)Quebec Diploma of Secondary Studies or Certificate of Graduation
CanadaSaskatchewan Transcript of Secondary Achievement from Grades 10 and 11Saskatchewan Secondary School Diploma
CanadaYukon Territory High School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Yukon Territory High School Diploma
ChinaUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11 in the Original Language with official English translation. Both documents need to bear the original ink seal of the school.Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate (毕业证书) in the Original Language with official English translation. Both documents need to bear the original ink seal of the school.
ColombiaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10Título de Bachiller Académico (or Bachillerato)
Costa RicaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10Diploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educacion Diversificada or Bachillerato
EgyptSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11
  • Thanaweya a`Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate)
  • Shehadet Thanawiya (Technical Secondary Education Certificate)
FranceReleve des Notes Grades 10 and 11Baccalauréat de l’Enseignement de Second Degré / Baccalauréat Général
GermanySecondary School/GymnasiumTranscript from Grades 4 (10) and 5 (11)Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Certificate of General Maturity for Higher Education) or Abitur
HaitiReleve des Notes from Grades 11 and 12Baccalauréat
Hong KongSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
IGCSE and British-Style ExamsFinal certificates issued by the examinations body (e.g. Cambridge International Examinations, Pearson, AQA etc.) for all IGCSE, AS- Level, and/or A-Level exams completed.
  • Original General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) issued by the examinations body showing completion of at least five examinations with grades of C or better. At least one examination must be in each of the following areas: English, Math, Lab Science, and Social Science.
  • Advanced-Levels: A-Level certificates must be original documents issued by the examination body in order for advanced standing credit to be awarded.
IndiaGrade 10 Board Exam Results Issued by the Examination Body and Internal Grade 11 Secondary School Transcript
  • Official grade 12 board exam results (Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination
  • Senior School Certificate Examination– Class XII
  • Indian School Certificate–Year 12)
IndonesiaDaftar Nilai Ujian from Grades 10 and 11Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (Diploma) from an Academic Upper Secondary School or Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar (STTB)
International BaccalaureateSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Official "Transcript of Grades" from the International Baccalaureate Organization. Students can request the official Transcript be delivered through the International Baccalaureate website. Completion of individual IB school graduation requirements is also required.
IraqSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Adadiyah (Sixth Form/Preparatory Baccalaureate)
IsraelUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Teudat Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate)
ItalySecondary School Transcripts from Grades 10 and 11
  • Diploma de Maturita
  • Diploma di Esame di Stato (Diploma of State Examination)
JamaicaCaribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Secondary Education Certificate Issued by the Examination BodyCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)
JapanUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
JordanSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
KazakhstanSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10Official copies of the Attestat certificate and table (transcript)
KenyaUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 9, 10, and 11Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
KyrgyzstanSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10Official copies of the Attestat certificate and table (transcript)
KuwaitUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 9, 10, and 11Shahadat al-Thanawiya-al-A'ama (Secondary School Diploma)
LatviaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
MalaysiaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10
  • Sijil Pelajaran/SPM (Malaysian Certificate of Education / General Certificate of Education)
  • Sijil Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate)
MexicoUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11
  • Certificado de Bachillerato (Baccalaureate Certificate)
  • Título de Bachiller (Title of Baccalaureate)
Myanmar (Burma)Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A and 1 year Undergraduate Study
  • Diploma of Education
  • Basic Education High School Examination Diploma “A” with two years of university study
New ZealandNCEA Record of Achievement for Level 1 and 2 examsNew Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 and Record of Achievement
NepalSecondary School Leaving Certificate (Grades 9 and 10) and Internal Grade 11 Secondary School TranscriptHigher Secondary Certificate (awarded by a Higher Secondary Examination Board)
NigeriaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9, 10, and 11
  • West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate (WASSCE) and copy of WAEC scratch card
  • National Examinations Council (NECO) Certificate and copy of NECO scratch card
PakistanPakistan Secondary School Certificate Issued by the Examination Body and Internal Grade 11 Secondary School TranscriptHigher Secondary School Certificate
PhilippinesUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11High School Diploma signifying completion of 12 years of secondary study
QatarUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari (General Secondary School Certificate)
RomaniaHigher Secondary School Transcript from Grades 3 (11) and 4 (12)Diploma de Bacalaureat (Baccalaureate Diploma Academic)
RussiaSecondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10Аттестат о среднем (полном) общем образовании (Certificate of (Complete) General Secondary Education)
Saudi ArabiaGeneral Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat (General Secondary Education Certificate)
SingaporeSingapore-Cambridge O Level certificateSingapore-Cambridge O Level certificate
South AfricaUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11National Senior Certificate
South KoreaSenior High School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Senior High School Graduation Certificate
SpainSecondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Título de Bachiller (Bachillerato)
Sri LankaSri Lanka O-Levels and Internal Grade 11 Secondary School TranscriptSri Lanka A-Levels
SwitzerlandUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Eidgenössisches Maturität
TaiwanSenior High School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Senior High School Diploma
ThailandUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Matayom VI Certificate
TurkeyGeneral Secondary School (Lyceum) Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Lise Diplomasi (General Secondary School (Lyceum) Diploma)
UkraineUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 9 and 10Atestat Pro Povnu Zagal’nu Serednyu Osvitu (Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education)
United Arab EmiratesUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma
United KingdomFinal certificates issued by the examinations body (e.g. Cambridge International Examinations, Pearson, AQA etc.) for all IGCSE, AS- Level, and/or A-Level exams completed
  • Original General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) issued by the examinations body showing completion of at least five examinations with grades of C or better. At least one examination must be in each of the following areas: English, Math, Lab Science, and Social Science
  • Advanced-Levels: A-Level certificates must be original documents issued by the examination body in order for advanced standing credit to be awarded
VietnamUpper Secondary School Transcript from Grades 10 and 11Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong (Senior High School Certificate)

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