Required Documents by Country

We ask that transfer and freshmen students send us the following documents when they apply. Freshmen should submit these documents only after they have been admitted and have accepted their offer.

China (excluding Hong Kong)

  • Senior high school transcript (years 10 through 12)
  • Junior high school transcript (year 9)
  • A-Level certificate (if available)
  • O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE certificates (if available)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) results and/or Diploma (if available)

Hong Kong

  • Transcript showing courses and grades for years 9 through 12 (Form III through Form VI)
  • Form VI (we don't accept students after Form V)
  • HKDSE exam certificate
  • HKCEE exam certificate (if available)
  • HKALE exam certificate (if available)
  • O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE certificates (if available)

India

  • ICSE, CCE certificate, or provincial Standard X exam certificate
  • ISC or Standard XII exam certificate
  • O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE certificates (if available)
  • A-Level certificate (if available)
  • School mark sheet for grades 9 to 12 (only if you attend a school that doesn't follow the Indian school system)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) results and/or Diploma (if available)

Malaysia

Malaysian applicants must complete at least one year of Illinois-approved high school study following the SPM exam in order to be eligible for freshman admission. Examples of accepted high school completion include:

  • Completion of the first year of the American Degree Transfer Program (ADTP) prior to enrollment
  • Completion of STPM prior to enrollment
  • Completion of an IB program prior to enrollment
  • Completion of A-Levels prior to enrollment

Students applying to transfer to Illinois should meet one of the above requirements.

Students studying beyond the first year of the ADTP should apply as transfer students.

Students’ enrollment in foundation, prep, matriculation programs such as the MARA American Degree Prep Program (MADPP) will not count towards High School completion.

Singapore

  • O-Level certificate (if available)
  • High school or junior college transcript (only if O-Levels weren't available)
  • A-Level certificate (if available)
  • Polytechnic transcript

Note for students who are or were enrolled in a three-year polytechnic immediately after O-Levels: the first two years of polytechnic work will be counted toward high school completion rather than being counted as possible transfer credit.

South Korea

  • Senior high school transcript (years 10 through 12)
  • Junior high school transcript (year 9)

United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Transfer applicants from UAE universities who only completed Advanced Subsidiary (AS) exams must submit an official UAE government certificate evidencing high school completion and graduation.

Freshman applicants who attended an A-Level curriculum high school in the UAE must sit for A-Level exams and be prepared to submit official A-Level certificates prior to enrollment in order to be considered graduates of high school.

Completion of Advanced Subsidiary exams alone does not qualify as high school completion as long as the A-Level curriculum and exams are available in the high school of attendance.

High School Completion examples:

  • Completion of the UAE or similar regional 12-year national curriculum
  • Completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum
  • Completion of recognized Indian school curriculum (graduation after Standard XII)
  • Completion of recognized American school curriculum (graduation after year 12)

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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