The following is a listing of required secondary school credentials for students educated outside of the United States. A complete record (all years) of your secondary school education is required for admission into a CUNY college. Educational credentials in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word translation on business letterhead. CUNY/UAPC may request additional credentials as needed. Select your country from the list below to view credentials required for admission into a CUNY college.

COUNTRY NAME TOEFL/IELTS/PTE Exempt CREDENTIALS ACCEPTED FOR ADMISSION
Afghanistan No Baccaluria
Albania No Deftese Pjekurie (Certificate of Maturity)
Algeria No Baccalaureat de lÕEnseignement Secondaire (Secondary School Baccalaureate), Baccalaureat de Technicien (Technician Baccalaureat), Brevet Superieur de Capacite (Advanced Proficiency Certificate), Brevet de Technicien (Technician Certificate)
Andorra No Bachillerato
Angola No Diploma de Ensino Pre-Universitario (Diploma of Pre-University Education)Diploma de Ensino Medio (Diploma of Intermediate Education), Diploma de Ension Industrial Pedagogico (Ensino Medio) (Diploma of of Industrial Pedagogical Education), Diploma of Ension Normal de Educacao Fisica (Diploma of Teacher Training in Physical Education) Diploma de Ensino Normal Pedagogico para o Ensino de Base (Encino Medio) (Diploma of Pedagogical Teacher Training for Primary Education (Intermediate Education) Habilitacoes Literarias (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Anguilla (BWI) Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Antigua & Barbuda Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Antilles No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs), VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
Argentina No Bachillerato /Perito Mercantil/Certificado de Tecnico
Armenia No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii, Hasunutian Vkaiakan (Certificate of Maturity)
Aruba No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs), VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
Australia (Capital Territory) Yes Year 12 Certificate/Higher School Certificate
Australia (New South Wales) Yes Higher School Certificate
Australia (Northern Territory) Yes Senior Secondary Studies Certificate
Australia (Queensland) Yes Senior Certificate/Queensland Public Examination Certificate
Australia (South Australia) Yes SA Certificate of Education/Year 12 Certificate of Achievement/Secondary School Certificate
Australia (Tasmania) Yes Tasmania Certificate of Education/Higher School Certificate
Australia (Victoria) Yes Victorian Certificate of Education/Higher School Certificate
Australia (Western Australia) Yes Certificate of Secondary Education/Leaving Certificate
Austria No Reifezeugnis (Maturity Certificate)
Azerbaijan No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
Bahamas Yes Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Bahrain No Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Bangladesh No Higher/Senior Secondary Certificate, Intermediate/Pre-University Certificate
Barbados Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Belarus No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
Belgium No Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs, Certificat de lÕEnseignement Secondaire Superieure, Diplome dÕAptitude a Acceder a LÕEnseignement, Bekwaamheidsdiploma dat Toegang Verleent tot het Hoger Onderwijs, Certificate of Higher Secondary Education
Belize Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Benin No Baccalaureat
Bermuda Yes Bermuda Secondary School Certificate/ General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Bhutan No Indian School Certificate
Bolivia No Bachillerato/Tecnico
Bosnia & Herzegovina No Svedocanstvo o Polozenom Zavrsnom
Botswana Yes Cambridge Overseas School Certificate / School Certificate
Brazil No Certificado de Conclusao de 2ndo Grau (Secondary Education Conclusion Certificate)/Diploma de Tecnico de Segundo Grau (Secondary Education Technician Diploma)
British Virgin Island (BWI) Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Brunei No General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Bulgaria No Diploma Za Zavarsheno Sredno Obrazovanie (Diploma of Completed Secondary Education)/Svidetelstvo za Zrelost; Certificate of Maturity
Burkina Faso No Baccalaureat/Diplome de Bachelier de lÕEnseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Bachelor of Secondary Education)/ Baccalaureat de Technicien/Diploma de Bachelier de Technicient (Baccalaureate of Technician/Diploma of Bachelor of Technician)
Burma No Basic Education High School Examination Certificate/Upper School Certificate
Burundi No Diplome des Humanites Completes (Diploma of Humanities)
Cambodia No Baccalaureat
Cameroon No Baccalaurea de Technicien (Technician Baccalaureate), Bachelier de lÕEnseignement du Second Degre (Baccalaureat of Secondary Education)/ General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Canada (British Columbia) Yes Secondary School Graduation diploma
Canada (Ontario) Yes Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma
Canada (Quebec) No Diplome dÕEtudes Secondaires (DES) (Diploma of Secondary Studies)
Canada (Saskatchewan) Yes Grade 12 Completion Certificate
Canada (Other provinces) Yes High School/Secondary School diploma Note: English-speaking Canada is exempt from TOEFL. TOEFL is required for Quebec students.
Cape Verde No Certificado de Fin de Estudos Secundarios
Cayman Islands (BWI) Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Central African Republic No Diplome de Bachelier lÕEnseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Secondary School Bachelor)/Baccalaureat Technique (Technical Baccalaureate)
Chad No Baccalaureat
Channel Islands Yes General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Chile No Licencia de Educacion Media, Bachillerato
China No High School Graduation Certificate/ Transcript/Unified Examination for High School Graduates
Colombia No Bachillerato/Bachiller (Bachelor)
Comoros No Secondary School Leaving Certificate*
Congo No Baccalaureat/Baccalaureat Technique
Costa Rica No Bachillerato/Diploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educacion Diversificada/Certificados de Conclusion de Estudios de Educacion Media
Croatia No Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom
Cuba No Bachillerato/Titulo de Tecnio Medio/Titulo Perito/ Maestro de Educacion Primaria/Pre-University Course
Curacao No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs), VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
Cyprus No Apolyterion/LiseDiplomasi and school transcript
Czech Republic No Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce (Maturity Certificate)
Denmark No Studentereksamen (Student Examination)/Hojere Forbe Redelseskasmen(Higher Preparatory Examination)/Hojere Handelseksamen (Higher Commercial Examination)/Hojere Teknisk Eksamen (Higher Technical Examination)
Djibouti No Baccalaureat de l’enseignement secondaire
Dominica Yes General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level);Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC)
Dominican Republic No Bachillerato/Perito/ Titulo de Maestro Normal Primario/Secondary school transcript showing successful completion of program of study (with no missing grades)
Ecuador No Bachillerato(Baccalaureate)/Titulo de Bachiller (Title of Bachelor)/Tecnico Medio (Intermediate Technician)
Egypt No Thanawiya A’Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate)
El Salvador No Bachillerato/Bachiller en ____ (Bachelor in)
England/Wales Yes General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Equatorial Guinea No Secondary School Leaving Certificate*
Eritrea No Eritrean General Certificate
Estonia No Keskkooli Loputunnistus; Svidetelstvo
Ethiopia No Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Certificate Examination
Falkland Islands Yes General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Fiji No Fiji School Leaving Certificate (Form 6);Form 7 Certificate
Finland No Ylioppilastutkintotodistus (Maturity Certificate);Lukion Paastotodistus (Upper Secondary School Certificate)
France No Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)/Diplome de Baccalaureat de Technicien (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Technician)/Baccalaureat Professionel (Vocational Baccalaureate)/Brevet de Technicien (BT) (Certificate of Technician)Baccalaureat
Gabon No Baccalaureat (Baccalaureate)/Baccalaureat Technique (Technical Baccalaureate)/Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires (Certificate of End of Secondary Studies)
Gambia Yes West African Examinations Council School Certificate(WAEC)/Senior School Certificate/ General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Georgia No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii;Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestati (Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education)
Germany No Abschlulzeugnis (Completion Certificate) and Fachhochschulreife (Technical College Maturity) from a Fachoberschule;Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife (Certificate of General University Maturity)
Ghana Yes West African Examinations Council School Certificate(WAEC)/Senior School Certificate/ General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Gibraltar Yes General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)/ General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Greece No Apolytirio (Certificate of Completion)
Grenada Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Guam Yes High School Diploma, Transcript
Guatemala No Bachillerato/Perito Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras (Bachelor in Science and Letters)
Guinea No Baccalaureat de lÕEnseignement Secondaire
Guinea-Bissau No Certificado de Fin de Estudos Secundarios
Guyana Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Haiti No Baccalaureat, Part I; Certificat de Fin d’Etudes Secondaires Classiques, Premiere Partie
Honduras No Bachillerato/Perito Industrial/Technico Medio
Hong Kong No Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examinations (HKCEE); Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Hungary No Erettsegi Bizonyitvany (Maturity Certificate)/Erettsegi-Kepesito Bizonytvany (Technical Maturity Certificate)
Iceland No Studentsprof
India No Higher Secondary Certificate and transcript/Secondary School Certificate
Indonesia No Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Tingkat Atas (SMA);(Certificate of Completion of Studies from a General Academic Senior Secondary School);Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum (SMU)
Iran No Pre-University Certificate and Certificate of Completion of Secondary Education
Iraq No Adadiyah;Sixth Form Baccalaureat
Ireland Yes Leaving Certificate Ordinary/Higher
Israel No Bagrut/Mechina, Teudat Gemer Tichonit (Secondary School Final Diploma)
Italy No Diploma di Maturita
Ivory Coast No Baccalaureat;Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre
Jamaica Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Japan No Kotogakko/Secondary School Leaving Certificate and school transcript
Jordan No Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Kazakhstan No Orta Bilim Turali Attestat/Svidetel’Stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii
Kenya Yes Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education/East African Certificate of Education
Kiribati No Pacific Secondary School Certificate;Form 7 Certificate
Korea No High School diploma and transcript
Kosovo No Diplom’ p’r Kryerjen e Shkoll’s s’ Mesme te P’rgjithshme-Gjimnazin
Kuwait No Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-All-A’Ama (General Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Kyrgyzstan No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
Laos No Baccalaureat
Latvia No Atestats Par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Lebanon No Certificate of General Secondary Education (Baccalaureat)
Lesotho Yes Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Liberia Yes Senior School Certificate / General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)/Senior High School Certificate
Libya No General Secondary Education Certificate
Liechtenstein No Matura Certificate
Lithuania No Brandos Atestatas
Luxembourg No Diplome de Fin dÕEtudes Secondaires
Macao No General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)/Certificado de fin de Estudios Secondarios (Certificate of Secondary Studies)
Macedonia No Svidetelstvo za Polozen Zavrsen
Madagascar No Baccalaureat
Malawi Yes Malawi Certificate of Education/General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Malaysia No Malaysian Certificate of Education/Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia; MCE/SPM and transcript of Lower Form VI; Higher School Certificate/Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran
Maldives No General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Mali No Baccalaureat
Malta No General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level); Secondary Education Certificate Examination; Trade school Certificate;Matriculation Certificate
Mariana Islands Yes High School Diploma, Transcript
Marshall Islands Yes Senior Secondary School Certificate
Mauritania No Baccalaureat de lÕEnseigement du Secondaire or Brevet dÕEnseignement Professionel
Mauritius Yes General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Mexico No Bachillerato/Tecnico
Micronesia (Federated States Of) No Senior Secondary School Certificate
Midway Yes High School Diploma, Transcript
Moldova No Atestat de Maturitate (Maturity Certificate)/Atestat de Studii Medii (Certificate of Secondary Education)/Diploma de Absolvire a Invatamintului Mediu General (Diploma of Completion of Secondary Education);Diploma de Bacalaureat
Monaco No Baccalaureat
Mongolia No Gerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate);Certificate of Complete Secondary Education
Montenegro No Svedocanstvo o Polozenom Zavrsnom
Montserrat (BWI) Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Morocoo No Baccalaureat/Certificat de fin d’etudes secondaires/Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement Secondaire (Secondary Education Baccalaureate)Baccalaureat de Technicien (Technical Baccalaureate)
Mozambique No Certificado de Habilitaco es Literarias(Certificate of Learning Competence or Secondary School Leaving Certificate);Ensino Secundario Geral
Myanmar No Basic Education High School Examination Certificate/Matriculation Certificate
Namibia Yes International General Certificate of Secondary Education;General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level);South African Senior Certificate
Nauru No Senior Secondary School Certificate**
Nepal No Proficiency Certificate/Higher Secondary School Certificate
Netherland Antilles No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs)(Senior General Secondary Education);VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)(University preparatory education)
The Netherlands No Eindexamen/V.W.O. and exam scores
New Zealand Yes High School Certificate and New Zealand University Entrance Qualification
Nicaragua No Bachillerato/Technico Medio/Diploma de Conclusion de Estudios del Ciclo Diversificado (Diploma of Conclusion of the Diversified Cycle of the Baccalaureate in Science, Letters and Philosophy)/Bachiller Tecnico (Technical Bachelor)/Tecnico Medio (mid-level technician)
Niger No Baccalaureat;Diplome de Bachelier de lÕEnseignement du Second Degre;Diplome de Fin dÕEtudes Nigeriens/DFEN (Diploma of End of Nigerien Studies)
Nigeria Yes West African Examinations Council School Certificate(WAEC)/Senior Secondary Certificate/General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)/Grade II teacher’s certificate
North Korea No Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Transcript
Northern Ireland Yes General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Norway No Vitnemal Fraden Videregaende Skole (Certificate from Upper Secondary School); Examen Artium
Oman No Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Pakistan No Intermediate or Higher Secondary School Certificate
Palestinian National Authority No General Secondary Education Certificate (tawjihi)
Palau Yes Senior Secondary School Certificate
Panama No Bachillerato
Papua New Guinea No Higher School Certificate
Paraguay No Bachillerato
Peru No Certificado de Educacion Secondaria Commun Completa (Official Certificate of Studies in Common Secondary Education)
The Philippines No Katunayan;Katibayan;High School Diploma/ Transcript
Poland No Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate)
Portugal No Certificado de Fin de Estudos Secundarios (Certificate of Completion of Secondary Studies)
Puerto Rico Yes High School Diploma, Transcript
Qatar No Thanawiya Aam Qatari (Qatar General Secondary Education Certificate)
Romania No Diploma de Bacalaureat;Diploma de Maturitate
Russia No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii;Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii
Rwanda No Diplome des Humanites Completes;Diplome dÕHumanites Generales
Saba No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs);VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
San Marino No Diploma di Maturita
Sao Tome & Principe No Certificado de Fin de Estudos Secundarios
Saudi Arabia No Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate),Quranic Secondary School Certificate
Scotland Yes Scottish Certificate of Education, Standard Grade
Senegal No Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre;Baccalaureat
Serbia No Svedocanstvo o Polozenom Zavrsnom;Diploma o Zavrsenom Razredu/Obrazovanii (Level 4)
Seychelles No Secondary School Leaving Certificate*
Sierra Leone Yes West African Examinations Council School Certificate(WAEC)/Senior Secondary Certificate/General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Singapore No Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Slovakia No Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce (Maturity Certificate)
Slovenia No Maturiteno Spricevalo (Maturity Examinations Certificate)
Solomon Islands No Pacific Secondary School Certificate;Form 7 Certificate
Somalia No Secondary School Leaving Certificate;General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
South Africa Yes Senior Certificate/Standard 10 Certificate
Spain No Bachillerato/Curso de Orientacion Universitaria (COU) Titulo de Tecnico Especialista (Title of Specialist Technician)
Sri Lanka No General Certificate of Education, Advanced Level
St. Christopher (St. Kitts) & Nevis Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
St. Eustatius No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs);VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
St. Lucia Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
St. Maarten No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs);VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
St. Vincent & The Grenadines Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Sudan No Sudan Secondary School Certificate
Suriname No HAVO (Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs);VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs)
Swaziland Yes Cambridge Overseas School Certificate (by UCLES)
Sweden No Avgangsbetyg (Leaving Certificate)/Fran Gymnasieskola and transcript
Switzerland No Federal Maturitatszeugnis/Certificat de Maturite/Attestanto di Maturita
Syria No Shahadat Al Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate);Baccalaureat/Technical Secondary Certificate/Religious Secondary Certificate
Taiwan, R.O.C No Senior High School Diploma
Tajikistan No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
Tanzania Yes Certificate of Secondary Education;East African Certificate of Education
Thailand No Mathayam Suksa VI including grades and school transcript
Togo No Baccalaureat
Tonga No Pacific Secondary School Certificate;Form 7 Certificate
Trinidad & Tobago Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC);General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Tunisia No Baccalaureat/Diplome de Bachelier de lÕEnseignement du Second degree (Diploma of Bachelor of Secondary Education)/Brevet de Technicien (Certificate of Technician)/ Certificat d Fin dÕEtudes Secondaires (Certificate of End of Secondary Studies)
Turkey No Lise Bitirme Diplomasi/Devlet Lise Diplomasi
Turkmenistan No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
Turks & Caicos Islands (BWI) Yes Caribbean Examinations Council Secondary Education Certificate (CXC), General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O”Level)
Tuvalu No Pacific Secondary School Certificate;Form 7 Certificate
Uganda Yes Uganda Certificate of Education (by Uganda National Examinations Board);East African Certificate of Education (by EAEC)
Ukraine No Atestat Pro Zagalnu Osvitu;Atestat Pro Serednio Osvitu;Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
United Arab Emirates No Shahadat Al-Thanawiya Al-Amma (General Secondary Education Certificate)
United Kingdom Yes General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)
Uruguay No Bachillerato
USVI (St. Croix/ St. Thomas/ St. John) Yes High School Diploma, Transcript
Uzbekistan No Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii
Vanuatu No Year 12 Completion Certificate
Venezuela No Bachillerato
Vietnam No Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc (Upper Secondary School Completion Diploma);Tu-Tai II (Baccalaureat II)
Vojvodina No Svedocanstvo o Polozenom Zavrsnom
Wake Island Yes High School Diploma, Transcript
Western Samoa No Pacific Secondary School Certificate
Yemen No Thanawiya (General Secondary Education Certificate)/Islamic Secondary Certificate/Technical Secondary Certificate
Zaire No Diplome d’Etat d’Enseignement Secondaires
Zambia Yes Zambian School Certificate;General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)
Zimbabwe Yes Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education, Ordinary Level (GCE “O” Level)*

*Exempt from TOEFL.
**Exact title of credential unavailable.

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