Minimum Admission Requirements

You must meet the minimum education and English proficiency requirements to be an ACC student. If you attended university-level classes, submit your university transcript and diploma instead of the credential listed in the chart below. Transcript Information

International Student Admission Requirements
CountryMinimum Education RequirementEnglish Proficiency Requirement
Afghanistan Baccaluria
Vocational/Technical Baccaluria
Information
Albania Deftese Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate) Information
Algeria Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire
(Secondary Education Baccalaureate)
Information
America Samoa Follows U.S. system Exempt
Andorra Batxillerat (Baccalaureate) Information
Angola Certificado de Habilitação Literáris, Literary Qualification Information
Anguilla Caribbean Secondary School Certificate Exempt
Antigua & Barbuda Caribbean Secondary School Certificate Exempt
Argentina Bachiller Information
Armenia Attestat Miinakarg (Lriv) Yndhanur Krtoutian
(Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Information
Aruba Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs/HAVO
(Higher General Secondary Education Diploma)
Information
Australia Australian Capital Territory
- Year 12

New South Wales
- Higher School Certificate

Northern Territory
- Senior Secondary Studies Certificate

Queensland
- Senior Certificate

South Australia
- Certificate of Education

Tasmania
- Tasmania Certificate of Education

Victorian
- Victoria Certificate of Education

Western Australia
- Western Australia Certificate of Secondary Education
Exempt
Austria Reifezeugnis (Maturity Certificate) Information
Azerbaijan Certificate of Complete Secondary Education Information
Bahamas Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level and A level)
Exempt
Bahrain The General Certificate of Secondary Education (academic track) Information
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate Information
Barbados Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Certificate Caribbean
Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
Exempt
Belarus Аттестат о среднем «полном» общем образовании
(Certificate of (Complete) Secondary Education)
Information
Belgium Flemish Region
- Certificate of Higher Secondary Education
-Diploma of Access to Higher Education

French Region
- Certificate of Higher Secondary Education
- Diploma of Access to Higher Education
Information
Belize High School Diploma
Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
Information
Benin Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire
(Secondary Education Baccalaureate)
Information
Bermuda High School Diploma
Bermuda School Certificate
Exempt
Bhutan Bhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
Indian School Certificate
Information
Bolivia Bachiller or Bachiller en Humanidades Information
Bosnia & Herzegovina Secondary School Leaving Diploma Information
Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Information
Brazil Diploma / Certificado de Ensino Médio
Certificate of Conclusion of Secondary Education
Information
British Virgin Islands Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Exempt
Brunei Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education O Levels Information
Bulgaria Maturity Certificate Diploma of Completed Secondary Education Information
Burkina Faso Baccalauréat
Diplome de Bachelier de ľEnseignement du Second Degre
Information
Burma/Myanmar Contact International Student Office Information
Burundi Diplôme ďEtat (State Diploma) Information
Cambodia Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) Information
Cameroon Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire Information
Canada Alberta
- Advanced High School Diploma

British Columbia
- Secondary School (High School) Graduation Diploma

Manitoba
- Manitoba High School Diploma
Manitoba Senior Years Technology Education Program Diploma

New Brunswick
- New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma

Newfoundland & Labrador
- High School Graduation Diploma

Northwest Territories
- High School Graduation Diploma School Leaving Certificate

Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma High School Completion Certificate

Nunavut
- High School Graduation Diploma

Ontario
- Secondary School Graduation Diploma (SSGD) Secondary School Honours Graduation Diploma (SSHGD) Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

Prince Edward Island
- Senior Secondary School Diploma

Quebec
- Certificate of Graduation

Saskatchewan
- Record of Secondary Level Standing Secondary School Diploma

Yukon
- The High School Diploma (academic)
Exempt, except Quebec.
Information
Cape Verde Certificado da Habilitações Literárias (Certificate of Literary Qualifications) Information
Cayman Islands Secondary Education Certificate
Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Exempt
Central African Republic Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) Information
Chad Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) Information
Chile Licencia de Educación Media (academic)
NOT: The Licencia de Educación Media (vocational)
Information
China Senior Secondary School Certificate Information
Colombia Título de Bachiller Information
Comoros Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement du Second Degré (Baccalaureate of Second Level Education) Information
Congo Diplôme ďEtat ďEtudes Secondaires du Cycle Long
(State Diploma of Long Cycle Secondary Studies)
Information
Costa Rica Diploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educacion Diversificada or Bachillerato Information
Cote d'lvoire Baccalauréat / Diplôme de Bachelier de ľEnseignement du
Second Degré / Baccalauréat Technique
Information
Croatia Svjedodzba o Zavrsnom Srednjem plus final exam certificate Information
Cuba Bachillerato (Baccalaureate) Information
Cyprus Lise Diplomasi Information
Czech Republic Maturitni Vysvedceni (awarded after Gymnasium)
NOT: Maturitni Vysvedceni (awarded after technical or vocational school)
Information
Denmark Studentereksamen (Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Hojere (HF) Forberedelsesekamen (Higher Preparatory Examination Certificate)
Hojere handelseksamen (HHX) (Higher Commercial Examination Certificate)
Hojere teknisk eksamen (HTX) (Higher Technical Examination Certificate)
Information
Djibouti Brevet ďEtudes Professionnelles / BEP
Baccalauréat Professionnel / BP
Baccalauréat Technologique / BT
Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire
Information
Dominica Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
Dominican Republic Bachiller Information
Ecuador Bachiller Information
Egypt Certificate of Completion of General Secondary Education Information
El Salvador Bachiller Information
Equatorial Guinea Bachiller Information
Eritrea Eritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination/ESECE from a general senior secondary school program Information
Estonia Gumnaasiumi Loputunnistus Information
Ethiopia Ethiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE) Information
Fiji Fiji School Leaving Certificate Exempt
Finland Lukion päästötodistus / Dismissionsbetyg (Upper Secondary Completion Certificate)
Ylioppilastutkinto/student Examen (Matriculation Examination)
Information
France Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education) Information
French Guiana Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education) Information
French Polynesia Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education) Information
Gabon Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) Information
Gambia West African Examinations Council Senior Secondary School Certificate Exempt
Georgia Secondary School Leaving Certificate Information
Germany Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur (Certificate of General University Maturity) Information
Ghana West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Exempt
Gibraltar General Certificate of Secondary Education Exempt
Greece Apolyterio (Certificate of Completion) Information
Greenland Bevis for højere forberedelseeksamen (Higher Preparatory Certificate Information
Grenada Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certficate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
Guadeloupe Baccalauréat Information
Guam Same as the U.S. education system Exempt
Guatemala Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras Information
Guinea Baccalauréat Deuxième Partie (Baccalaureate Part I and Part II) Information
Guinea-Bissau Certificado de Conclusao do Ensino Secundrio (Certificate of Conclusion of Secondary Education) Information
Guyana Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
Haiti Diploma of Secondary Studies Part II Information
Honduras Bachiller Information
Hong Kong Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
Information
Hungary Secondary School Maturity Certificate (Matura) Technical Secondary School Maturity Certificate Information
Iceland Sveinspróf Information
India State Higher Secondary Certificate
All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate
Indian School Certificate
Information
Indonesia Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menegah Unm (SMU)
(Certificate of Completion Upper Secondary School)
Information
Iran Pre-university year, National Entrance Examination Information
Iraq Adadiyah (Sixth Form Baccalaureate / Preparatory Baccalaureate) Information
Ireland Leaving Certificate Ordinary or Higher Exempt
Israel Teudat Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate) Information
Italy Diploma di Maturita (Diploma of Maturity) Information
Ivory Coast Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education Information
Jamaica Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
Japan Sotsugyo shosho - awarded by Kotogakko (Diploma of Graduation) Shuryo shomei - awarded by Koto Senmon Gakko (Certificate of Completion) Information
Jordan General Secondary Education Certificate/Tawjihi Information
Kazakhstan attestat Information
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Exempt
Kirabiti Form 7 Certificate or Higher School Certificate Exempt
Korea, South Senior High School Diploma Information
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A’ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) Information
Kyrgyzstan attestat Information
Latvia Atestats par Visparejo Videjo Izglitibu Information
Lebanon Lebanese Baccalaureate Certificate of Secondary Education Information
Lesotho Cambridge Overseas School Certificate Exempt
Liberia West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Exempt
Libya General Secondary Education Certificate Information
Liechtenstein Matura (Maturity Certificate) Information
Lithuania The Brandos atestatas from a senior high school represents attainment of a level of education comparable to completion of senior high school in the United States. Note: Check Transcript: The Brandos atestatas from a vocational high
school represents attainment of a level of education comparable to completion of a vocational or other specialized high school curriculum in the UnitedStates.
Information
Luxembourg The Diplôme de Fin ďEtudes Secondaires
(End of Secondary Studies Diploma)
Information
Macau Diploma in Education
Senior Secondary Certificate
Hong Kong Certificate of Education
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
Information
Macedonia Свидетелство за Завршено Основно Образовање/Свидетелство
за Положен Матурски Испит / Svidetelstvo za zavreno sredno obrazovanie
(Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Information
Madagascar Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire (Secondary Education
Baccalaureate)
Information
Malawi Malawi School Certificate of Education Information
Malaysia Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Malaysian Certificate of Education
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Malaysian High School Certificate
United Examination Certificate for Independent Chinese Schools in Malaysia
Information
Maldives International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Higher Secondary School Certificate
Information
Mali Baccalaureat Malien (Malian Baccalaureate) Information
Malta Matriculation Certificate Information
Marshall Islands Diploma Information
Martinique Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement de SecondDegré / Baccalauréat Général
Note: educational system are the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Research of France.
Information
Mauritania Diplome de Bachelier del’Enseignement du Second Degre’ Information
Mauritius General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Information
Mexico Bachiller Information
Micronesia Follows Marshall Islands educational system. Diploma Exempt
Moldova Diploma of Baccalaureate Information
Monaco Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Général
(General Education Baccalaureate)
Information
Mongolia Gerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate) Information
Montenegro Diploma of Completed Secondary School Information
Montserrat Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Information
Morocco Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement Secondaire
(Secondary Education Baccalaureate)
Information
Mozambique Certificado de Habilitação es Literarias
(Certificate of Literary Qualifications)
Information
Namibia Namibian Secondary School Certificate (NSSC)
Namibian Senior Secondary School Certificate
Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Information
Nepal Proficiency Certificate Intermediate Certificate
Higher Secondary Certificate
Information
Netherlands HAVO
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
Information
Netherlands Antilles Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs/VWO
(University Preparatory Education Diploma)
Diploma of Senior Secondary General Secondary Education
Information
New Zealand National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3 (since 2004)
National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 2 (since 2003)
Exempt
Nicaragua Bachiller Information
Niger Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education Information
Nigeria Senior School Certificate awarded by West African Examinations Council Information
Norway Vitnemal Fra den Videregaendeskolen
(Certificate of Upper Secondary
Education)
Information
Oman Thanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate) Information
Pakistan Intermediate or Higher Secondary Certificate Information
Palestinian Authority Certificate of Secondary Education Information
Panama Bachiller Information
Papua New Guinea Higher School Certificate Information
Paraguay Bachiller Information
Peru Bachiller/Certificado de Educacion Superior Information
Philippines National College Entrance Exam Information
Poland Maturity Certificate from Liceum Information
Portugal Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarias
(Certificate of Completion of Secondary Studies)
Diploma of Secondary Studies
Information
Qatar Qatari General Secondary Education Certificate
Qatar Senior School Certificate
Information
Reunion Diplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre
(Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)
Information
Romania Diploma de Bacalaureat de from Liceu Information
Russian Federation Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education Information
St. Helena General Certificate of Education (GCE)
General Certificate of Secondary Examination (GCSE)
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Exempt
St. Kitts & Nevis Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Exempt
St. Lucia Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
Samoa Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate (PSSC)
South Pacific Seventh Form Examination
Information
San Marino Diploma di Maturità (Maturity Diploma) Information
Sao Tome & Principe Certidão de 12ª Classe (Certificate of 12th Grade) Information
Saudi Arabia General Secondary Education Certificate Information
Senegal Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education Information
Serbia Diploma of Completed Secondary Education Information
Seychelles Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (O Level) Information
Sierra Leone West African Examinations Council Senior School Certificate Exempt
Singapore Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Level
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level
Information
Slovakia Final Maturity Examination Certificate Information
Slovenia Maturitetno spričevalo (Maturity Examination Certificate) Information
Solomon Islands Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate
Soloman Islands School Certificate
Information
Somalia Somaliland Secondary School Leaving Certificate
General Certificate of Secondary Education
Information
South Africa National Senior Certificate (since 2008) Information
Spain Bachiller Information
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced Level Information
Sudan The Sudan Secondary School Certificate (academic). NOT: vocational Information
Suriname Diploma of University Preparatory Education
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
Information
Swaziland General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
Information
Sweden Avgangsbetyg from Gymnasieskola
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Information
Switzerland Federal Maturity Certificate (French, German & Italian) Information
Syria General Secondary Certificate (Baccalaureate) Information
Taiwan Senior Certificate of Graduation Information
Tajikistan Svidetel’stvo Srednem Obrazovanii Attestatob okonchanii polnoj srednej shkoly
Attestat Zrelosti (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Information
Tanzania Certificate of Secondary Education
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
East African Certificate of Education
Information
Thailand Matayom 6 (Certificate of Secondary Education) Information
Togo Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education Information
Tokelau Higher School Certificate/University Entrance
Busaries and Scholarship
(Examination Note: Students travel to New Zealand to attend school.)
Information
Tonga Pacific Senior Secondary Certificate Information
Trinidad & Tobago Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
National Certificate of Secondary Level 2 (since 2007)
General Certificate of Education (O and A levels)
Exempt
Tunisia Baccalauréat (Baccalaureate) Information
Turkey Devlet Lise Diplomasi (State HIgh School Diploma) Information
Turkmenistan Attestat Information
Uganda Uganda Certificate of Education Exempt
Ukraine Certificate of Completed Secondary Education Information
United Arab Emirates Secondary School Leaving Certificate Information
United
Kingdom
Great Britain
- Cambridge pre-University Certificate (as of 2010)
- General Certificate of Education (GCE)
- General Certificate of Secondary Examination (GCSE)
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)

Ireland
-Leaving Certificate

Scotland
- Scottish Certificate of Education
- General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level
- Scottish Baccalaureate (as of 2010)

Wales
- Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
- Welsh Baccalaureate
- Intermediate Diploma
- Welsh Baccalaureate Foundation Diploma
Exempt
Uruguay Bachiller Information
Uzbekistan O’rta Ma’lumot To’g’risida Shahodatnoma/Attestat o
Srednem Obrazovanii/Certificate of Secondary Education
Information
Venezuela Bachiller Information
Vietnam Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc
(Higher School Graduation Certificate (since 2003)
Information
Virgin Islands General Certificate of Education Exempt
Yemen Arab Republic General Certificate of Secondary Education Information
Zambia Zambia School Certificate Exempt
Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education (GCE) - Ordinary or Advanced Levels
European Baccalaureate
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exempt