Credential Equivalencies

If you are applying during your last year of secondary school state the name of the certificate you expect to receive and when it will be awarded on your application.

Admission decisions can be made using copies of official transcripts, but these will be considered “unofficial.” Official transcripts can be emailed to

InternationalAdmissions@Millersville.edu by faculty/staff at your high school or institution, can be posted by mail to ATTN: International Admissions, Lyle Hall 1st Floor P.O. Box 1002, Millersville, PA 17551-0302, or can be brought physically to campus at the start of your first term in an envelope sealed by your institution. The original seal cannot be broken. 

Please note that all the credentials below must come with your final secondary school transcript and leaving exam scores if applicable. Also, please be sure to submit copies of all qualifying exams taken throughout secondary school (for example: IGCSE final certificates, Class 10 Secondary School Examination Certificates for India, etc.) as these are also necessary to complete your application. 

Secondary School Credential Equivalencies

If your country is not listed here and you do not know the proper credentials, please contact us.


Algeria

  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalaureate of Secondary Education (Baccalauréat de l‘Enseignement Secondaire)
Argentina
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalaureate (Bachiller)
Australia
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed:
    • Australian Capital Territory: ACT Year 12 Certificate
    • New South Wales: Higher School Certificate (HSC)
    • Northern Territory: Northern Territory Certificate of Education (NTCE)
    • Queensland: Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
    • South Australia: South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE)
    • Tasmania: Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
    • Victoria: Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
    • Western Australia: Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
Austria
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Matura (Reifeprüfung)
Bahamas
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate)
Bahrain 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Bangladesh 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Secondary School Certificate (Grade 10 examinations)
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Secondary School Certificate (Grade 10 examinations) & Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
Barbados 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate)
Belgium 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Certificate of Higher Secondary Education (Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs/Abschluβzeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts)
Bolivia 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Brazil 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: High School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo (2º) Grau / Certificado de Ensino Médio)
Bulgaria 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Diploma za Zavurcheno Sredno Obrazovanie)
Canada 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed:
    • British Columbia: Secondary School Graduation Diploma 
    • Ontario: Ontario Secondary School Diploma 
    • Québec: Secondary Leaving Certificate and one to two years of CEGEP  Other Provinces: High School Diploma 

Chile 

  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Diploma of Middle Education (Licencia de Educación Media)
China 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Senior High School Graduation Certificate (毕业证书 (高中))
Colombia 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Secondary School Diploma (Bachiller)
Cyprus 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolyterion)
Czech Republic 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Maturity Certificate (Maturitní vysvědčení)
Denmark 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (Studentereksamen (STX))
Dominican Republic 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Ecuador 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
El Salvador 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Egypt 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiyya al-A’aamaI) Advanced Level Certificate of Nile International Secondary Education (CNISE)
Finland 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: General Upper Secondary School Completion Certificate (Lukion päättötodistus / Avgångsbetyg) Matriculation Examination Certificate (Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg)
France 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement de Second Degré/ Baccalauréat Général or French Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat général)
Germany 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Certificate of General Maturity for Higher Education (Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife) or Abitur
Ghana 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate
Greece 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Upper Secondary School Certificate (Apolytirio Lykeiou)
Guatemala 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Honduras 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Hong Kong 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: HKDSE - O levels in at least 5 core academic subjects
    • HK A-Levels in at least 3 subjects
    • HKCEE and Lower Form VI transcript 
Iceland 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Upper Secondary School Certificate (Stúdentspróf)
India 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Secondary School Certificate (SSC)/School Leaving Certificate (SLC) or All India Secondary School Certificate or Pass Certificate Result of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (Grade 10 examinations)
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Higher School Certificate / Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) or Intermediate Certificate Examination or All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate or Pass Certificate Result of Indian School Certificate Examination; Grade 10 examinations 

Indonesia 

  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Upper Secondary School Diploma (Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas)
Ireland 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Leaving (Senior) Certificate (Ardteistiméireacht)
Israel 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Matriculation Certificate (Te’udat Bagrut (תעודת בגרות))
Italy 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Diploma of Maturity (Diploma di Maturita)
Japan 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (高等学校卒業証明書))
Jamaica 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate)
Jordan 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: General Secondary Education Certificate
Kazakhstan 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (аттестат о среднем образовании))
Korea, Republic of 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Senior High School Diploma (인 문계 고등학교 졸업장)
Lebanon 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Lebanese Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat Libanais)
Malaysia 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Malaysian Higher School Certificate (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), formerly known as the Higher School Certificate (HSC)) 

Mexico 

  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalaureate Certificate (Certificado de Bachillerato)
Morocco 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat)
The Netherlands 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: University Preparatory Education Diploma (VWO(Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs))
New Zealand 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: National Certification of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3
Nicaragua 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Nigeria 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate
Norway 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate (Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole)
Pakistan 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Senior School Certificate / Secondary School Certificate (SSC) / School Leaving Certificate (SLC) (Grade 10 examinations)
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Higher School Certificate / Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) / Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC) / Intermediate Certificate Examination & Grade 10 examinations
Panama 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Paraguay 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Peru 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Certificate of Completion of General Secondary Education (Certificado de educación secundaria común completa)
Russia 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Certificate of Complete Secondary General Education (Attestat o Srednem Polnom Obshchem Obrazovanii (Аттестат о среднем полном общем образовании))
Saudi Arabia 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat)
Singapore 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: 2 years of GCE A-Level Study (Students with 1 year of A-Level study – completion of AS Levels only – may also be considered for admission)
South Africa 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: National Senior Certificate (NSC)
Spain 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalaureate (Título de Bachillerato)
Sweden 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School (Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola)
Switzerland 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Matura (Certificat de Maturité/Maturität/Attestato di Maturità)
Taiwan, R.O.C. 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Senior High School Diploma (高中文凭)
Thailand 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Certificate of Secondary Education (Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6))
Trinidad and Tobago 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate)
Turkey 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: General Secondary School Diploma (Lise Diploması)
United Kingdom 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: 2 years of GCE A-Level Study (Students with 1 year of A-Level study – completion of AS Levels only – may also be considered for admission)
Uruguay 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: The Bachillerato
Venezuela 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 3 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Baccalaureate (Título de Bachiller)
Vietnam 
  • Requirement if still in High School: Most recent 2 years of consecutive education
  • Requirement if High School Completed: Senior High School Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông