Translations are required for all documents not originally in English. These translations must be complete, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document. You must submit both the original document and the translation to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
High School Records
All freshmen must submit official transcripts for all years of secondary school work completed (U.S. and abroad). If your secondary school work has been completed in a country which has national standardized examinations, you must also submit official certificates showing results of these examinations ("O" or "A" levels, Baccalaureate, Standard X and XII, etc.). Trend of grades and mix of academic courses will be considered. Students must successfully complete their secondary school program before enrollment at UM-Dearborn.
Transfer students must provide proof of secondary school completion (diploma, final transcript, leaving certificate, examination certificate, etc.), but are usually not required to provide records from all years of secondary school. However, you must provide complete records if you have attended college for less than one year of full-time study.
College and University Records
Transfers must have official transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for all post-secondary institutions attended. Notarized copies may be acceptable from institutions outside the U.S. (if originals are typically difficult to obtain).
If you have attended college or university outside the U.S., there may be an additional requirement. Upon review of all transcripts, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions may request that you submit transcripts to Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) for a course-by-course evaluation. You will be notified if this step is necessary and if it is, please send these translations as soon as they are available. ECE requires that you submit records from your last year of secondary school along with your college or university records.