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Important Information for Admitted International Students

Combined U.S. and International Academic Records (Attended Schools Outside of U.S. and in U.S.)

In the United States, an academic record is called a "transcript." In your country it may be called something else, such as statement of marks, statement of results, relève du notes, record of learning, or record of achievement.

  • All official transcripts (beginning from grade 9) must be issued and sent directly from the originating school even if your current school lists them.
  • The transcripts must include any grades you may have repeated when studying in the United States.
  • Official transcripts from your school(s) outside the U.S. must be sent directly to UC Irvine. A record is considered official if it is contained in a school-issued envelope and the envelope is sealed (unopened).

International Baccalaureate (IB)

  • Full transcripts indicating internal marks from your secondary school (grades 9–12) must be submitted in a sealed school envelope on or before the July 1 deadline.
  • You must contact IBO directly to request that IB results be sent electronically to UCI. The IB results must be received by our office no later than July 15.

GCSE/IGCSE and GCE Advanced Levels (A Levels)

  • Your school may send copies of your GCSE/IGCSE Statement of Results and all internal marks in a sealed school envelope by July 1.
  • Advanced Level Statement of Results must be submitted as soon as they become available. You must send your Statement of Results from the June exam series as soon as they become available from the release date in August and also your Final Certifying Statement as soon as they become available from the release date in October. You must pass at least 3 Advanced level exams with a B grade or better to finalize your UC Irvine admission.
  • Official Advanced Level results must be sent directly from the examining authority (Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), OCR, AQA, Pearson Edexcel, etc.) in the form of the "Certifying Statement of Results". University credits for A Level exams will be awarded upon receipt of the official final results.

Please note: Your A Level exam results that are released in August from the June exam series are NOT your final certificates. However, final certificates should be available to you during the month of November. Ensure final results are submitted by following the instructions below:

For exams taken through Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), please request that your school submit a photocopy of the final General Certificate of Education in an unopened, school envelope directly to our office. You may also apply for a Certifying Statement here.

 For exams taken through Pearson Edexcel, please request your Certifying Statement of Results by visiting the following website under “Applicants who need official documents shared with a third party."

If your exam board is not mentioned above, please contact them for further instructions on how to request your final results.

Required Documents by Country:

    • Internal school transcripts sent in a sealed school envelope.
    • Provincial or territorial Ministry of Education (MOE) secondary school transcript sent in a sealed MOE envelope. The MOE transcript must show that you earned the provincial/territorial diploma or have satisfied the graduation requirement with the graduation date.
    • Lower Middle School record (grade 9) sent in a sealed school envelope or via Parchment.
    • Upper Middle School record (grades 10-12) sent in a sealed school envelope or via Parchment.
    • For the High School Graduation Certificate, request a copy and translation be sent from the school that you graduate from. It should include official stamps from your school, principal, province, and be sent in your school's official envelope.  This can be sent with your Upper Middle/High School transcript.
    • Completion of COURSEWORK Certificate will NOT be accepted in lieu of the Graduation Certificate/Diploma.
    • Notarized copies of documents and translations will NOT be accepted.
    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) and senior secondary academic transcript sent in a sealed school envelope.
    • Attested copies of the Statement of Marks for the STD X and XII Board exams (SSC, AISC, ISCE, HSC, HSSC, AISSC etc.) sent directly from the schools of attendance in a sealed school envelope.
    • Internal school marks are not required.
    • Surat Tanda Tanat Belajar (STTB) or Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas (SMA) certified true/attested copy sent in a sealed school envelope.
    • Official records in English from middle school and high school (grades 9-12)
    • Certificate of graduation
    • All records must be issued by the school attended and in a sealed school envelope or sent via Parchment.
    • Official records in English from middle school and high school (grades 9-12)
    • Certificate of graduation
    • All records must be issued by the school attended and in a sealed school envelope or sent via Parchment.
    • Academic transcripts for grades 9-12 and Certificado de Bachillerato.
    • All records must be issued by the school attended and in a sealed school envelope.
    • Intermediate School Certificate and General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah) sent directly to UCI from the appropriate Regional Office of the Ministry of Education (MOE). Must be in a sealed envelope with the MOE stamp.
    • Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (IGSCE) O Level and GCE A Level Certificates sent directly by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE)
    • You must pass 3 A level H2 exams with B results or better.
    • University units for A level (H2) exams will be posted to your record after receipt of the official A level results from the Singapore MOE.
    • Official transcripts in English from middle school and high school (grades 9-12)
    • Must be sent in a sealed school envelope or sent via Parchment
    • Academic transcripts issued by the school, sent in a sealed school envelope
    • Lise Diplomasi (Graduation Certificate) issued by the Ministry of National Education
    • General Certificate of Secondary Education issued in English – sent directly to UCI from the appropriate Regional Office of the Ministry of Education. Must be in a sealed envelope with the MOE stamp.
    • Official or school-certified copies of GCSE/IGCSE certificate(s)
    • AS Level certificate(s) (if applicable), and all internal marks.
    • A Level Statement of Results must be submitted as soon as provisional results are available.
    • You must send your Statement of Results from the June exam series as soon as they become available from the release date in August and also your Final Certifying Statement as soon as they become available from the release date in October.
    • You must pass at least 3 A Level exams with a B result or better to finalize your UCI admission. Official A Level results must be sent directly from examining authority (Cambridge, OCR, Pearson Edexcel, etc.) in the form of the “Certifying Statement of Results” in the Autumn after A Level Certificates are released. University units for A Level exams will only be posted to your record upon receipt of this document.
    • Academic transcripts (grades 9-12) issued in the original language and include an English translation.
    • High School Graduation Certificate - Bằng Tốt Nghiệp Trung Học Phổ Thông
    • All records must be issued by the school attended and in a sealed school envelope.
    • If the country or region where you studied is not listed above, please contact your assigned admissions counselor via your Applicant Portal.