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). UM-Dearborn does not require a third-party credential evaluation, however, we strongly encourage course-by-course evaluations in order to expedite the application review process and aid our students in their future endeavors including U.S. job applications, other higher education institution applications, or meeting professional licensure or certification requirements.
Applicants with international transcripts who do not submit an approved third-party transcript evaluation will have an internal evaluation completed. The results of the internal evaluation are for internal purposes only and will not be shared with the applicant. This process cannot start until all other required materials have been received and generally adds 3-5 weeks to the admissions process before your file can be considered for admission.
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. UM-Dearborn requires a third-party credential evaluation for most international transfer coursework, however, we need course-by-course evaluations in order to complete the application review process and aid our students in their future endeavors including U.S. job applications, other higher education institution applications, or meeting professional licensure or certification requirements. Most evaluation services require that you submit records from your last year of secondary school along with your college or university records.
We accept course-by-course evaluations from the following services:
- Educational Credential Evaluators preferred
- World Education Services (Course-by-Course ICAP type)
- SpanTran (Course Analysis type)
- Educational Perspectives
Course-by-course evaluations from other NACES members may be utilized on a case-by-case basis.
If you are admitted and enroll with us for a 2024 Winter, Summer, or Fall start term, we will reimburse you up to $200 to help cover the cost of new course by course international evaluation. This reimbursement will be applied to your first term’s bill.