Required Documents by Country

We ask that transfer students send us the following documents when they apply. Freshmen should only submit these documents once they've been admitted.

People’s Republic of China (excluding Hong Kong)

  • Senior high school transcript
  • Junior high school transcript
  • A-Level certificate (if taken)
  • O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE certificates (if taken)

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 taken)
  • HKALE exam certificate (if taken)
  • O-Level/GCSE/IGCSE certificates (if taken)

South Korea

  • Senior high school transcript
  • Junior high school transcript


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


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


Malaysian applicants must complete at least 1 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
  • Submission of an Illinois-approved GED prior to application deadline

If you don't fall into one of these categories, contact us for assistance. 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.

New Zealand

  • Transcript for years 10 through 13
  • NCEA certificates