Credential Equivalencies

Secondary School Credential Equivalencies

Students who are applying during their last year of secondary school should clearly state the name of the certificate they expect to receive and when. They should send an official school transcript with the application and send the original or certified copies of the credentials listed below when available. Admissions may request additional credentials as needed. 

Please note that all the below credentials 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. 

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


Algeria 
Baccalaureate of Secondary Education (Baccalauréat de l‘Enseignement Secondaire) 

Argentina 
Baccalaureate (Bachiller) 

Australia 
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 
Matura (Reifeprüfung) 

Bahamas 
Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) 

Bahrain 
Secondary School Leaving Certificate 

Bangladesh 
Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) 

Barbados 
Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) 

Belgium 
Certificate of Higher Secondary Education (Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS)/Diploma van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs/Abschluβzeugnis der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts) 

Bolivia 
The Bachillerato 

Brazil 
High School Leaving Certificate (Certificado de Conclusão de Segundo (2º) Grau / Certificado de Ensino Médio) 

Bulgaria 
Diploma of Completed Secondary Education (Diploma za Zavurcheno Sredno Obrazovanie) 

Canada 
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 
Diploma of Middle Education (Licencia de Educación Media) 

China 
Senior High School Graduation Certificate (毕业证书 (高中)) 

Colombia 
Secondary School Diploma (Bachiller) 

Cyprus 
Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Apolyterion) 

Czech Republic 
Maturity Certificate (Maturitní vysvědčení) 

Denmark 
Upper Secondary School Leaving Examination (Studentereksamen (STX)) 

Dominican Republic 
The Bachillerato 

Ecuador 
The Bachillerato 

El Salvador 
The Bachillerato 

Egypt 
General Secondary Education Certificate (Thanawiyya al-A’aamaI) 
Advanced Level Certificate of Nile International Secondary Education (CNISE) 

Finland 
General Upper Secondary School Completion Certificate (Lukion päättötodistus / Avgångsbetyg) 
Matriculation Examination Certificate (Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg) 

France 
French Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat général) 

Germany 
Abitur 

Greece 
Upper Secondary School Certificate (Apolytirio Lykeiou) 

Guatemala 
The Bachillerato 

Honduras 
The Bachillerato 

Hong Kong 
HKDSE 
HK A-Levels 
HKCEE and Lower Form VI transcript 

Iceland 
Upper Secondary School Certificate (Stúdentspróf) 

India 
Higher Secondary Certificate/ISC (State board exams may also be considered for admission) 

Indonesia 
Upper Secondary School Diploma (Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas) 

Ireland 
Leaving (Senior) Certificate (Ardteistiméireacht) 

Israel 
Matriculation Certificate (Te’udat Bagrut (תעודת בגרות)) 

Italy 
Diploma of Maturity (Diploma di Maturita) 

Japan 
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho (高等学校卒業証明書)) 

Jamaica 
Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) 

Jordan 
General Secondary Education Certificate 

Kazakhstan 
Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii (аттестат о среднем образовании)) 

Korea, Republic of 
Senior High School Diploma ( 문계 고등학교 졸업장) 

Lebanon 
Lebanese Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat Libanais) 

Malaysia 
Malaysian Higher School Certificate (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM), formerly known as the Higher School Certificate (HSC)) 

Mexico 
Baccalaureate Certificate (Certificado de Bachillerato) 

Morocco 
Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat) 

The Netherlands 
University Preparatory Education Diploma (VWO(Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)) 

New Zealand 
National Certification of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 

Nicaragua 
The Bachillerato 

Nigeria 
Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) 

Norway 
Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate (Vitnemål fra den Videregående Skole) 

Pakistan 
Higher Secondary School Certificate 

Panama 
The Bachillerato 

Paraguay 
The Bachillerato 

Peru 
Certificate of Completion of General Secondary Education (Certificado de educación secundaria común completa) 

Russia 
Certificate of Complete Secondary General Education (Attestat o Srednem Polnom Obshchem Obrazovanii (Аттестат о среднем полном общем образовании)) 

Saudi Arabia 
General Secondary Education Certificate (Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat) 

Singapore 
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 
National Senior Certificate (NSC) 

Spain 
Baccalaureate (Título de Bachillerato) 

Sweden 
Leaving Certificate from Upper Secondary School (Avgångsbetyg / Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola) 

Switzerland 
Matura (Certificat de Maturité/Maturität/Attestato di Maturità) 

Taiwan, R.O.C. 
Senior High School Diploma (高中文凭) 

Thailand 
Certificate of Secondary Education (Mathayom Suksa 6 (M6)) 

Trinidad and Tobago 
Official General Certificate of Education (GCE) and CSEC (Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate) 

Turkey 
General Secondary School Diploma (Lise Diploması) 

United Kingdom 
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 
The Bachillerato 

Venezuela 
Baccalaureate (Título de Bachiller) 

Vietnam 
Senior High School Certificate (Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông