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International Credential Requirements

Outlined below are the requirements for applicants with international credentials. Find information tabs that list country-specific requirements, instructions on how to submit documents for the application, and directions on submitting official academic documents listed on your "To Do List" after admission.

Additional Resources
 

What to submit...

The Graduate College only accepts scanned copies of documents for international admission purposes. You may upload the documents with the application. If you cannot provide the documents on the application, you may upload them on the following Graduate College web page after the application has been submitted. 

Required Documents

Submit the following documents unless otherwise noted in the requirements for specific countries. 

  • Degree Certificate/Diploma* 

  • Transcript* 

Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must: 
•   Show the seal and original signature of the school and school official 
•   Clearly show the name and address of the institution 
•   Show the date you entered and left the institution and the date any degree was earned 
•   Show all courses taken and grades received, and the system of grading used, indicating the highest mark and the lowest passing mark. 

 

*If English is not the language of instruction, you must provide the document in the original language and an English translation.

Only translations by the degree-issuing university, a NACES organization, an EducationUSA office, or the Ministry of Education are acceptable unless otherwise noted.

Transcript in both languages (if English is not the language of instruction) 

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages (if English is not the language of instruction) 

It is recommended to have documents stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and certified by the Embassy of Afghanistan.

Transcript (Certifikatë e Notave or Vërtetim) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grado) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

English language transcripts from every higher education institution attended with grading scale and degree certificate

Degree Certificate/Diploma

If your university is affiliated with My eQuals, include the official link to your documents.  

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from Australia is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript/Grade report in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma  in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Individual mark sheets for all examination attempts

  • Must be issued by the university. Documents issued by affiliated colleges will NOT be accepted.

Degree certificate, Diploma, or *Provisional Certificate

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from Bangladesh is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency.

*Ohio University reserves the right to make an evaluation on a Provisional Certificate from a Bangladeshi institution on a case-by-case basis.

Transcript (Дадатак да дыплома) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement (Дадатак да дыплома) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Relevé de notes) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Histórico Escolar) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grau) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Final Secondary Examination Results (Relevé de Notes de l'Examen Final)

Transcript (Relevé de Notes) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Relevé de Notes) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from Canada is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grado) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Certificate of Graduation (毕业证书) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate (学士 学位证书) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grado) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Relevé de Notes) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grado) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Relevé de notes) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Diplôme) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript

Degree Certificate/Diploma

Transcript (Leistungsübersicht or Notenübersicht) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript 

Degree or Diploma

"A" Level certificate, if applicable

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grado) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Semester-by-semester mark sheets for all examination attempts in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: If your university does not issue semester-by-semester mark sheets, you must provide a letter from the university stating this fact. 

  • Must be issued by the university. Documents issued by affiliated colleges will NOT be accepted.

Degree certificate, Diploma, or *Provisional Certificate in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from India is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency.

*Ohio University reserves the right to make an evaluation on a Provisional Certificate from an Indian institution on a case-by-case basis.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Ijazah) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Ijazah) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Диплом)  in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement (дипломуна тиркеме / приложение к диплому) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios or Kárdex) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Note: If you attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), please provide your NIP.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript or Mark Sheets in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from Nepal is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

English language transcripts from every higher education institution attended with grading scale and degree certificate

Degree Certificate/Diploma

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) certificate

NOTE: A three(3)-year bachelor's degree from New Zealand may be considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. 

Bring an official transcript issued in a university-sealed envelope within your first semester at Ohio University. 

Individual mark sheets for all examination attempts in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

  • Must be issued by the university. Documents issued by affiliated colleges will NOT be accepted.

Degree certificate, Diploma, or *Provisional Certificate in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from Pakistan is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency.

*Ohio University reserves the right to make an evaluation on a Provisional Certificate from a Pakistani institution on a case-by-case basis.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript/Grade report in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma  in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Диплом)  in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement (приложение к диплому) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Relevé de notes) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Include syllabus if transcript does not include credits) 

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: A three(3)-year bachelor's degree from South Africa is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level course work could be considered for equivalency.

Transcript (Certificación Académica Personal) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título or Grado) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Individual mark sheets for all examination attempts in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

  • Must be issued by the university. Documents issued by affiliated colleges will NOT be accepted.

Degree certificate, Diploma, or Provisional Certificate in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

NOTE: A three (3)-year bachelor's degree from Sri Lanka is NOT considered to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree. However, additional graduate-level coursework could be considered for equivalency.

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

"A" Level certificate, if applicable

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Диплом) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Diploma Supplement (Додаток до дипломa) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript 

Degree or Diploma

"A" Level certificate, if applicable

Diploma Supplement

Transcript (Certificado de Estudios) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma (Título) in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Transcript (Include syllabus if transcript does not include credits)

Degree Certificate/Diploma in both languages if English is not the language of instruction

Official documents are required after admission. There are three options to submit official documents. 

Option #1: Mail the documents to the Graduate College. 
Request the issuing institution to mail the official documents in a university-sealed envelope to: 

 
Graduate College  
1 Ohio University  
Research and Technology Center 220  
Athens OH 45701 


If you mail your document to our office, the document cannot be returned to you. If you only have one copy of your documents and you need them returned to you, do not choose this option. 
  

Option #2: Schedule a day and time to temporarily drop off your documents to be scanned and returned. 
Make an appointment to meet a staff member at the Graduate College. They will take the documents, make copies, and return them during the appointment.  
 
Use this website to schedule the appointment: Bookings
  

Option #3: Have your documents evaluated by a NACES-member organization.
You may have your documents evaluated by a NACES member. Please note, WESA2Z, and ICD evaluations for three (3)-year degrees will not be considered. 

In order to be considered official, the evaluation must:  

Electronic transcripts emailed by the university are not accepted as official. 

Required Documents

Submit the following documents unless otherwise noted in the requirements for specific countries. 

Official Transcript* 

  • Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must be official or registrar-certified, in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution if possible. 

  • If it is not possible to submit a transcript in a university-sealed envelope to the Graduate College, then official transcripts may be submitted along with an official degree*. 

Transcripts from non-U.S. institutions must: 
•   Show the seal and original signature of the school and school official 
•   Clearly show the name and address of the institution 
•   Show the date you entered and left the institution and the date any degree was earned 
•   Show all courses taken and grades received, and the system of grading used, indicating the highest mark and the lowest passing mark.

*If English is not the language of instruction, you must provide the document in the original language and an English translation.

Only translations by the degree-issuing university, a NACES organization, an EducationUSA office, or the Ministry of Education are acceptable unless otherwise noted.