Submitting Official Academic Documents

Submitting Official Secondary School Academic Documents 

(Students who have attended any postsecondary institution must apply to NMU as a transfer student).
 

Students should request that secondary school(s) attended and examination boards send original or official/attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates directly to Northern Michigan University in an official, sealed envelope addressed to the NMU Office of Admissions: 

Northern Michigan University
Office of Admissions
1401 Presque Isle Ave
Marquette, MI 49855
USA

 

All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified/attested translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.

 

Please see specific requirements for each education system below.
(If you do not see your country listed, please contact Erika Greeley at ergreele@nmu.edu for further instructions).

Northern Michigan University reserves the right to request additional documentation as deemed necessary.


Academic Document Submission Requirements

international_admissions
  • Deftese Pjekurie / Certificate of Maturity (once available)
    • Official copy, including grades earned in all subjects, attested/certified by the secondary school
      • Placed into a sealed envelope by the secondary school and sent, unopened, by post mail to NMU by the student
  • Students who have not yet completed secondary school should submit:
    • Transcripts for 1st and 2nd grade of Upper Secondary School
      • Attested/certified and placed into a sealed envelope by the secondary school and sent, unopened, by post mail to NMU by the student
  • Secondary School Certificate or Diploma, once available
    • Official/attested copy sent directly to NMU from the secondary school
  • Certifying Statement of Results for the BGCSE and A-Levels (if taken), once available
    • Sent directly to NMU by the examination board
  • Official grade report (academic transcript) issued by the school
    • Sent directly to NMU from the secondary school
  • Senior Secondary Certificate/Year 10 Examination Board Results
    • Sent directly to NMU from the examination board
  • Higher Secondary Certificate/Year 12 Examination Board Results
    • Sent directly to NMU from the examination board
  • Flemish System:
    • Official copy of the Diploma von Goger Secundaire Onderwijis/ Diploma of Higher Secondary Education
    • Official copy of grade reports for years 3 to 6 (or 3 to 7)
    • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
    • The secondary school should attest/certify the official copies and the English translation of the diploma and grade reports and place into a sealed and stamped envelope. The student should send the sealed envelope, unopened, to NMU.
  • French System:
    • Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur (CESS) / Certificate of Higher Secondary Education
    • Official copy of grade reports for years 3 to 6 (or 3 to 7)
    • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
    • The secondary school should attest/certify the official copies and the English translation of the certificate and grade reports and place into a sealed and stamped envelope. The student should send the sealed envelope, unopened, to NMU.
  • German System:
    • Abschlusszeugniss der Oberstufe des Sekundarunterrichts / Leaving Certificate of the Higher Level of Secondary Instruction
    • Official copy of grade reports for years 3 to 6 (or 3 to 7)
    • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
    • The secondary school should attest/certify the official copies and the English translation of the certificate and grade reports and place into a sealed and stamped envelope. The student should send the sealed envelope, unopened, to NMU. 
  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) / GCE O-Levels results
    • Sent directly to NMU by Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) or other examination board
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) / GCE A-Levels results, once available
    • Sent directly to NMU by examination board
  • For students who have not taken the examinations yet, please submit:
    • School transcripts for each year of study completed
      • Sent directly to NMU by secondary school via post mail
  • Histórico Escolar do Ensino Médio (high school transcript)
    • Submit an official/attested copy in a sealed envelope. The envelope should be sealed by the issuing body: with a seal, stamp, or signature of an official on the back side flap closure.
      • Can be mailed to NMU either by the applicant OR directly by the issuing body, but must remain sealed.
  • Certificado de Conclusão do Ensino Médio (high school certificate)
    • Submit an official/attested copy in a sealed envelope. The envelope should be sealed by the issuing body: with a seal, stamp, or signature of an official on the back side flap closure.
      • Can be mailed to NMU either by the applicant OR directly by the issuing body, but must remain sealed.
  • EducationUSA offers a translation service
  • Copy of secondary school certificate or diploma
    • Copy certified/attested and placed into sealed envelope and stamped by secondary school, sent to NMU by the secondary school or by the student
  • Certifying Statement of Results (Transcript) for Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), or other external examination
    • Placed into sealed envelope and stamped by secondary school, sent to NMU by the secondary school or by the student
  • Official grade report (academic transcript) issued by the school
    • Placed into sealed envelope and stamped by secondary school, sent to NMU by the secondary school or by the student

Anglophone system:

  • GCE O- and A-Level results sent directly from testing agency
  • Alberta
    • Senior Secondary School transcript confirming completion of secondary education/graduation
      • Sent directly to NMU from secondary school
  • British Columbia
    • Junior Secondary School transcript
      • Sent directly to NMU from secondary school
    • Senior Secondary School transcript confirming completion of secondary education/graduation
      • Sent directly to NMU from secondary school
  • Nova Scotia
    • Secondary School transcript
      • Sent directly to NMU from secondary school
  • Ontario
    • Secondary School Transcript confirming completion of secondary education/graduation
      • Sent directly to NMU from secondary school
  • Quebec
    • Secondary Education/Enseignement Secondaire transcripts
      • Sent directly to NMU from the secondary school
    • CEGEP transcripts must be submitted through an external credential evaluator
  • Upper Secondary School Transcripts
    • English language verification by CHESICC 
  • Graduation Certificate, once available
    • English language verification by CHESICC 
  • Email copy of the verification reports, including online verification codes, to ergreele@nmu.edu
  • Secondary School transcripts/Certificado de Estudios de Bachillerato Básico
    • Certified/Official copy attested and sent directly to NMU by EducationUSA
  • Upper Secondary School transcripts/Bachillerato
    • Certified/Official copy attested and sent directly to NMU by EducationUSA
  • Photocopies of graduation certificate/diploma issued by institution attended
    • Attested and sent directly to NMU by EducationUSA
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and with official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document
    • EducationUSA offers a translation service
  • Certified Secondary School Transcripts / notas certificadas de estudios secundarios emitidas por el colegio
    • Official English translation from Casa Amarilla
  • Bachillerato Exam Results / resultados de notas de exámenes de Bachillerato 
    • Official English translation from Casa Amarilla
  • Secondary School Diploma / diploma de conclusión de estudios secundarios
    • Official English translation from Casa Amarilla
  • Students may send all of these official documents to NMU by post mail

  • Leaving Certificate / Απολντηριο (apolyterion) of the upper secondary school / Λυκειο (lyceum) or of the technical/vocational school OR Secondary School Diploma / lise diplomasi (once available)
  • Transcripts / annual performance report / grade report
  • Official copies of documents attested and placed into a sealed envelope by the school; unopened envelope sent to NMU by the school or student
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  • Secondary School Transcript/School Report in English certified by secondary school
    • Transcript should include courses taken, grades received, and results from the Vysvedceni o Maturitni Zkousce/Maturita Examination
  • Transcript must be certified, placed into an envelope, and sealed with school stamp by secondary school and sent to NMU by the student
  • Titulo de Bachiller/High School Diploma
    • Official copy attested/certified and placed into sealed and stamped envelope by secondary school
  • Certficado de Notas/Transcripts
    • Official copy attested/certified and placed into sealed and stamped envelope by secondary school
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified/attested translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
    • Students should bring the translations to an EducationUSA advising center for certification.
    • Official documents and translations placed into an envelope and sealed by EducationUSA, sent to NMU by the student
  • General Secondary Education Certificate/Thanawiyya al-A’aamaI issued in English
    • For students who have not taken their examinations, please submit school transcripts for each year of study completed
  • Documents must be sent directly to NMU by the Ministry of Education/Regional Governorate

Ethiopian Higher Education Entrance Examination (EHEEE) results

  • Sent directly to NMU from National Educational Assessment and Examinations Agency (NEAEA)
  • WAEC scratch card information
    • Examination Number
    • Examination Year
    • Examination: “School Candidate Results” or “Private Candidate Results”
    • Card Serial Number
    • PIN
  • WAEC scratch card information may be submitted by email to ergreele@nmu.edu
  • School-attested copies of Jahreszeugnisse
    • Documents attested and placed into a sealed envelope by the secondary school; the sealed envelope should be sent to NMU by the student
  • School-attested copies of Abitur results
    • Documents attested and placed into a sealed envelope by the secondary school; the sealed envelope should be sent to NMU by the student
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document
  • WAEC scratch card information
    • Index Number
    • Examination Type: “School” or “Private”
    • Examination Year
    • Date of Birth
    • Card Serial Number
    • PIN
  • WAEC scratch card information may be submitted by email to ergreele@nmu.edu
  • Certificado de Notas / Certificado de Estudios Académicos / Histórial Académico / Trasunto Escolar / Certificación de Cursos for all studies, with years of study, course titles, units/hours, and grades
    • True certified copies / copias fieles certified and placed into a sealed envelope by the issuing institution, sent to NMU by the school or the student
  • Título, once available
    • True certified copies / copias fieles certified and placed into a sealed envelope by the issuing institution, sent to NMU by the school or the student
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified English translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  • Bachillerato / Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras (secondary school diploma in sciences and letters)
    • Official copy attested/certified and placed into sealed envelope by the secondary school, sent to NMU by the student
  • Grade reports for third year of Ciclo Común and the three years of the Ciclo Diversificado
    • Official copy attested/certified and placed into sealed envelope by the secondary school, sent to NMU by the student
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
    • Students should use their original copy of the academic records for translation
    • Secondary school should attest/certify the English translations of the academic records and place into sealed envelope
    • Student should send sealed envelope, unopened, to NMU
  • Secondary School Certificate (SSC)/Standard X Boards and Mark Sheet listing courses and grades issued
    • School-attested copies sent to NMU in a sealed envelope
    • OR Copies attested by EducationUSA at USIEF sent to NMU in a sealed envelope
  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Standard XII Boards and Mark Sheet listing courses and grades issued
    • School-attested copies sent to NMU in a sealed envelope
    • OR Copies attested by EducationUSA at USIEF sent to NMU in a sealed envelope
  • IB Prediected/Expected/Anticipated Grades
    • Sent directly to NMU from IB (electronic or hard copy)
  • Internal transcripts, including three years of academic records
    • Sent directly to NMU from the secondary school
  • Transcripts for 3 years of secondary education and 1 year of pre-university studies (once available)
    • Official/certified copy sent directly from the Ministry of Education
  • Certificate of Completion of Secondary School Studies*/diplom motevaseth
    • Official/certified copy sent directly from the Ministry of Education
  • Certificate of Completion of Pre-University Studies*/Peesh daneshgah-ii (once available)
    • Official/certified copy sent directly from the Ministry of Education
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original Farsi and must have an official/certified English translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
    • English translations can be authorized by the Ministry of Justice of the Islamic Republic of Iran and sealed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Registration and Personal Status Department
  • Junior Certificate/GCSE Examination Results
    • Sent directly to NMU from the testing agency
  • Leaving Certificate/AS- and/or A-Level Examination Results
    • Sent directly to NMU from the testing agency

Matriculation Certificate/Bagrut

  • Including final grades
  • Official copy attested and placed in a sealed and stamped envelope by the secondary school or the Ministry of Education, sent to NMU by the student
  • Final Examination Results / Diploma di Superamento dell’Esame di Stato conclusivo
    • Official copy certified and placed into sealed envelope by the institution attended. Sealed envelope sent to NMU by the institution or the student.
  • Academic Transcripts / Pagelle Scholastiche
    • Official copy certified and placed into sealed envelope by the institution attended. Sealed envelope sent to NMU by the institution or the student.
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  • Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) exam results / GCE O-Levels
    • Sent directly to NMU from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) or the examination board
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) / GCE A-Levels (once available)
    • Sent directly to NMU from the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) or the examination board
  • If you have not taken the CAPE or GCE A-Level examinations yet, please submit school transcripts for each year of study completed
    • Attested copy placed into sealed envelope and sent directly to NMU from the secondary school OR sent to NMU by the student
  • Certificate of Secondary General Education (Жалпы орта білім туралы aттестат /Аттестат о среднем общем образовании), once available
    • Official, certified copy sent directly to NMU from the secondary school
  • Supplement to the Certificate (Жалпы орта білім туралы аттестатќа ќосымша /Приложение к аттестату) listing courses for each year of study completed
    • Official certified copy sent directly to NMU from the secondary school
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified English translation
  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results sent directly to NMU from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)
  • WAEC scratch card information
    • Examination Number
    • Examination Year
    • Examination: “School Candidate Results” or “Private Candidate Results”
    • Card Serial Number
    • PIN
  • WAEC scratch card information may be submitted by email to ergreele@nmu.ed
  • Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE)
    • Sent directly to NMU from the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB)
  • Junior Secondary School Certificate (JSSC)
    • Sent directly to NMU from the Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB)
  • Academic transcripts/certificado de estudios 
    • For years 9-12
    • Listing all subjects taken and grades earned for each year of study
    • Transcript should indicate completion of the bachillerato or preparatoria
    • Transcript sent directly to NMU by the secondary institution attended
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document
  • Examination Results and Diploma / Baccalauréat, once available
    • True Certified Copies / Copies Conformes of record in Arabic and/or French certified and placed into a sealed envelope by issuing institution; envelope sent to NMU by the student
  • Transcripts / Bulletins de Notes for each year of study completed
    • True Certified Copies / Copies Conformes of record in Arabic and/or French certified and placed into a sealed envelope by issuing institution; envelope sent to NMU by the student
  • All True Certified Copies must be accompanied by a certified English translation; translators should use the original/a copy of the original document for the translation.
  • Final exam results (voorbereidend wtenschappelijk onderwijs/VWO, hoger beroepsonderwijs/HBO, and/or hoger algemeen voortgezet onderwijs/HAVO)
    • Students who have not yet taken the examination(s) should submit the school Cijferlist for each year of study completed
  • Academic records should be placed into a sealed envelope by the secondary school and sent directly to NMU by the school OR the student
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  • Levels 1, 2, and 3 National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)
    • Official/Attested copy sent to NMU in a sealed envelope
  • NCEA Record of Achievement
    • Official/Attested copy sent to NMU in a sealed envelope
  • WAEC scratch card information
    • Examination Number
    • Examination Year
    • Examination: “School Candidate Results” or “Private Candidate Results”
    • Card Serial Number
    • PIN
  • WAEC scratch card information may be submitted by email to ergreele@nmu.edu

Vitnemaͦl fr Videregaͦende Skole / Upper Secondary School Certificate

  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  • Official/attested copy certified and placed into sealed envelope by the secondary school, sent to NMU by the student
  • Bachiller, once available
    • Official copy attested and placed into sealed envelope by the secondary school. Sent to NMU by the school or the student.
  • Certificado de Estudios / Transcripts
    • Official copies attested and placed into sealed envelope by the secondary school. Sent to NMU by the school or the student.
  • Certificado Oficial de Estudios de Educación Secundaria / Official Certificate of Secondary Education Studies for each year of study
    • Official copy certified and placed in a sealed envelope by the secondary school, sent to NMU by the school or the student.
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  •  Final exam results: Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci (Maturity Certificate) / Swiadectwo Ukonczenia (Certificate of Completion), once available
    • Official copy certified and placed into a sealed envelope by Okregowa Komisja Egzaminacyjna (district examinations commission) or the institution attended. Envelope sent to NMU by the district examinations commission or the institution attended or by the student.
  • Swiadectwo (certificate) of final grades for each year of study completed
    • Official copy certified and placed into a sealed envelope the institution attended. Envelope sent to NMU by the institution attended or by the student.
  • Attestat o Srednem (Polnom) Obshchem Obrazovanii including Prilozhenie or Tabel / Final graduation certificate, including all subjects and grades (once available)
    • Certified copy signed and stamped by school director. Sealed document sent to NMU by the student.
  • For students who have not yet completed secondary school, please submit:
    • Academicheskaya Spravka / Academic Certificate, including subjects, grades, and academic hours
      • Certified copy signed and stamped by school director. Sealed document sent to NMU by the student.
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified English translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document.
  • For assistance on how to request documents from the secondary school and how to request an English translation, please contact EducationUSA
  • A-Level examination results
  • Sent directly to NMU from the Rwandan Education Board (REB)
  • Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat/General Secondary Education Certificate
    • Certified copy of examination results issued in English by the Ministry of Education
    • Sent directly to NMU by the appropriate Regional Office of the Ministry of Education 
  • Shahadat Al-Kafa’at Al-Mutawassita/Intermediate School Certificate
    • Certified copy of examination results issued in English by the Ministry of Education
    • Sent directly to NMU by the appropriate Regional Office of the Ministry of Education 

WAEC scratch card information

  • Examination Number
  • Examination Year
  • Examination: “School Candidate Results” or “Private Candidate Results”
  • Card Serial Number
  • PIN
  • WAEC scratch card information may be submitted by email to ergreele@nmu.edu 
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC) or ‘matric’
  • Sent directly to NMU from Umlausi
  • Título de Bachiller / High School Diploma (once available)
    • The secondary school should attest/certify a copy of the Bachiller and place in a sealed envelope. The student should send the envelope, unopened, to NMU
  • Grade reports for last two years of Educación Secundaria and the two years of the Bachillerato
    • For students who have not completed secondary school, please submit a midyear report of the Bachillerato second year, and final report once available
    • The secondary school should attest/certify a copy of the grade reports and place in a sealed envelope. The student should send the envelope, unopened, to NMU.
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and accompanied by official/certified English translation.
    • Please contact EducationUSA in Spain for information on how to certify the translation of your documents at no cost and have them sent to NMU.
    • To find a translator, contact EducationUSA.
  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) /O-Level exam results
    • Sent to NMU directly from exam board
  • Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)/A-Level exam results
    • Sent directly to NMU from the exam board
  • Academic transcripts, issued in English, for years 3 through 6 (grades 9-12 / Matayom 6)
    • Students should request one transcript for year 3 (grade 9) and one transcript for years 4-6 (grades 10-12)
    • Official copies attested/certified and placed into sealed and stamped envelope by upper secondary school, sent to directly to NMU by the secondary school OR by the student
  • Certificate of Secondary Education / Matayom 6 / MS 6, once available
    • Official copy attested/certified and placed into sealed and stamped envelope by upper secondary school, sent to directly to NMU by the secondary school OR by the student
  • Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) and Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE)
    • Copy attested and sent directly to NMU by the Uganda National Examination Board (UNEB)
  • All GCSE and AS/A-Level examination results
    • Sent directly to NMU by the appropriate examining body
       
  • Students studying the Cambridge Curriculum should submit
    • Examination information for any/all IGCSE/AS/A-Level examinations:
      • Cambridge International center
      • Candidate Numbers
      • Relevant examination series
    • This information may be sent by email to ergreele@nmu.edu

Notes de Bachillerato

  • Provisional High School Graduation Certificate/mẫu giấy chứng nhận tốt nghiệp THPT indicating national examination results
    • Sent directly to NMU from the institution
  • Year 10, 11, 12 results (hoc ba)
    • Sent directly to NMU from the institution
  • All academic documents must be submitted in the original language and must have an official/certified English translation that is complete, literal, word-for-word, and in the same format as the original document
  • GCE O-Level Examination Results
    • Sent to NMU directly from the examination board
  • GCE A-Levels OR Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC) Examination Results
    • Sent to NMU directly from the examination board