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Required Academic Credentials from Non-U.S. Institutions

The assessment of a degree from an international institution is based upon the characteristics of a national system of education, the type of institution, the accreditation/recognition, the level of study and number of years of post-secondary study.

If you completed coursework for your degree at multiple institutions, provide the required documents from each institution. An official transcript/academic record must be an original or an attested copy with an original institutional seal and signature. The attested copy should be issued and signed/stamped by the same office that issues original documents. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

The Rackham Graduate School reserves the right to verify the accuracy and authenticity of the educational documents submitted to our office.

  • Note: A “true” copy prepared and signed by a faculty member, city or government official or notary public is not considered official.
  • Original educational documents will not be returned. All documentation received becomes the property of the Rackham Graduate School and will not be returned.

English Translation Guidelines

English translations must be literal, word for word translations in the same format as the original academic record. If your academic institution does not supply an official translation, we will accept an official translation prepared by a professional licensed translation service or from an Education USA office in your region.

Africa: British-Patterned Systems

  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Nigeria
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Zimbabwe

Degree Required

  • Four-year university Bachelor’s degree
  • Bachelor degree with Honours

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript sent to the Rackham Graduate School.
  • Official documents must be provided from the institution awarding the degree

Africa: French-Patterned Systems

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Congo
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Madagascar
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Niger
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Senegal
  • Togo

Degree Required

  • University Maitrise
  • Diplome d’Ingenieur

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript sent to the Rackham Graduate School. This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Asian Countries (excluding China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand)

Degree Required

University or college Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript sent to the Rackham Graduate School.
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Australia

Degree Required

  • Four-year Bachelor’s Honours degree
  • Master’s degree following a three-year Bachelor’s (A three-year Bachelor’s degree alone is insufficient for admission consideration to a Rackham Graduate Program.)

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript sent to the Rackham Graduate School

Bahrain, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Yemen

Degree Required

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of university study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript, in English only, to the Rackham Graduate School

Canada

Degree Required

  • Three-year Bacheliere degree from Quebec
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript to the Rackham Graduate School

Central, Eastern and Western Europe (excluding France and Germany)

Degree Required

University degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official academic records sent to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Central and South America

Degree Required

University degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official academic records sent to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

China

Degree Required

University Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official academic records sent to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official final transcripts. If you have completed all the degree requirements and the degree has been awarded, submit the Certificate of Graduation, and Degree Certificate (a copy of the original certificate of graduation and degree certificate attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Submitting Academic Documents from China Electronically

Applicants who have attended institutions in China have the option to submit their academic documents electronically using the ApplyWeb application CHESICC service.

Benefits to using this service:

  • Your transcript and/or verifications will be sent directly to the Rackham Graduate School within 30 days. You only need to request one copy for all Rackham applications if applying to more than one program.
  • This will complete the second step in the Two-Step Transcript Submission Process. No need to submit paper copies of the same documents.
  • You may complete the order at time of application or after you submit your application, you can order from your “Activity Page” on ApplyWeb.
  • If you use ApplyWeb's CHESICC service to submit your credentials you do not need to order the degree certificate until requested by Rackham.

Costs

  • CollegeNet service fee of $12 for the first document, $10 each for additional documents
  • Additional CHESICC processing fees charged per document
  • All orders are final and non-refundable.

View CHESICC instructions in English.

查看中文学信网附加说明。

France

Degree Required

  • Completion of a University Maitrise
  • Completion of the first two years of the Diplome d’Ingenieur from a Grandes Ecoles

Documents Required

  • One set of official academic records sent to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Germany

Degree Required

  • Diplom
  • Magister Artium
  • Staatsexamen
  • The vordiplom and zwischenpruefung are not considered adequate preparation for graduate study at the University of Michigan

Documents Required

  • One set of official academic records sent to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand

Degree Required

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree
  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript, in English only, to the Rackham Graduate School

India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal

Degree Required

  • Completion of a University four-year Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Technology, or Medicine
  • Completion of a three-year Bachelor’s degree followed by a completed two-year Master’s degree.
  • Three-year Bachelor’s degrees do not meet the minimum requirements for admission to the Rackham Graduate School.

Documents Required

  • One set of University official final transcripts/academic records/mark sheets from all semesters and diploma (a copy of the original diploma certified by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable), indicating degree and date conferred, sent to the Rackham Graduate School.
  • If you have completed all the degree requirements and the degree has been awarded, submit the Degree diploma (a copy of the original diploma attested by the University awarding the degree is acceptable)
  • • Official documents must be provided from the Registrar or Controller of Examinations at the institution awarding the degree.
  • Provisional Certificates are not acceptable

Submitting Academic Documents from India Electronically
We accept electronic transcripts from India sent via TrueCopy Credentials.

Middle East and North Africa

Degree Required

Completion of a Bachelor’s degree requiring a minimum of four years of university study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official academic records sent to the Rackham Graduate School
  • This set must include 2 versions of your official, final transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).
    • One version must be in the native language
    • One version must be an official English translation

Scotland

Degree Required

Completion of a first degree requiring a minimum of four years of study.

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript to the Rackham Graduate School

United Kingdom (Excluding Scotland)

Degree Required

Completion of a Bachelor’s (Honours) degree.

Documents Required

  • One set of official final transcripts with the Bachelor’s degree posted or a current “in progress” transcript to the Rackham Graduate School

European Higher Education Area

Degree Required

Applicants whose educational experience includes a Bachelor’s, Master’s or a Ph.D. degree based on the three-cycle structure will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility.

Documents Required

  • One set of official diploma supplements, official transcripts, or academic records and diplomas in the native language and official translations of all documents to the Rackham Graduate School
  • If you attended more than one institution to complete degree requirements, (example: ERASMUS/exchange program), you must submit official academic records from all institutions where you completed coursework toward the degree
  • Submit the Transcript or Academic Records Submission Form with your official academic records or transcripts
  • The diploma supplement is acceptable for completed programs when submitting your official transcripts and diplomas (a copy of the original diploma attested by the institution awarding the degree is acceptable).