Minimum Education Requirements

Minimum Education Requirements

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

International Student Admission Requirements
CountryMinimum Education RequirementEnglish Proficiency Requirement
AfghanistanBaccaluria
Vocational/Technical Baccaluria
Information
AlbaniaDeftese Pjekurie (Maturity Certificate)Information
AlgeriaBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire
(Secondary Education Baccalaureate)
Information
America SamoaFollows U.S. systemExempt
AndorraBatxillerat (Baccalaureate)Information
AngolaCertificado de Habilitação Literáris, Literary QualificationInformation
AnguillaCaribbean Secondary School CertificateExempt
Antigua & BarbudaCaribbean Secondary School CertificateExempt
ArgentinaBachillerInformation
ArmeniaAttestat Miinakarg (Lriv) Yndhanur Krtoutian
(Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Information
ArubaHoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs/HAVO
(Higher General Secondary Education Diploma)
Information
AustraliaAustralian 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
AustriaReifezeugnis (Maturity Certificate)Information
AzerbaijanCertificate of Complete Secondary EducationInformation
BahamasBahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE)
General Certificate of Education (Ordinary level and A level)
Exempt
BahrainThe General Certificate of Secondary Education (academic track)Information
BangladeshHigher Secondary CertificateInformation
BarbadosCaribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Certificate Caribbean
Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)
Exempt
BelarusАттестат о среднем «полном» общем образовании
(Certificate of (Complete) Secondary Education)
Information
BelgiumFlemish 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
BelizeHigh School Diploma
Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
Information
BeninBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire
(Secondary Education Baccalaureate)
Information
BermudaHigh School Diploma
Bermuda School Certificate
Exempt
BhutanBhutan Higher Secondary Education Certificate
Indian School Certificate
Information
BoliviaBachiller or Bachiller en HumanidadesInformation
Bosnia & HerzegovinaSecondary School Leaving DiplomaInformation
BotswanaGeneral Certificate of Secondary Education
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Information
BrazilDiploma / Certificado de Ensino Médio
Certificate of Conclusion of Secondary Education
Information
British Virgin IslandsCaribbean Secondary Education CertificateExempt
BruneiBrunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education O LevelsInformation
BulgariaMaturity Certificate Diploma of Completed Secondary EducationInformation
Burkina FasoBaccalauréat
Diplome de Bachelier de ľEnseignement du Second Degre
Information
Burma/MyanmarContact International Student OfficeInformation
BurundiDiplôme ďEtat (State Diploma)Information
CambodiaBaccalauréat (Baccalaureate)Information
CameroonBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement SecondaireInformation
CanadaAlberta
- 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 VerdeCertificado da Habilitações Literárias (Certificate of Literary Qualifications)Information
Cayman IslandsSecondary Education Certificate
Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Exempt
Central African RepublicBaccalauréat (Baccalaureate)Information
ChadBaccalauréat (Baccalaureate)Information
ChileLicencia de Educación Media (academic)
NOT: The Licencia de Educación Media (vocational)
Information
ChinaSenior Secondary School CertificateInformation
ColombiaTítulo de BachillerInformation
ComorosBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement du Second Degré (Baccalaureate of Second Level Education)Information
CongoDiplôme ďEtat ďEtudes Secondaires du Cycle Long
(State Diploma of Long Cycle Secondary Studies)
Information
Costa RicaDiploma de Conclusion de Estudios de Educacion Diversificada or BachilleratoInformation
Cote d'lvoireBaccalauréat / Diplôme de Bachelier de ľEnseignement du
Second Degré / Baccalauréat Technique
Information
CroatiaSvjedodzba o Zavrsnom Srednjem plus final exam certificateInformation
CubaBachillerato (Baccalaureate)Information
CyprusLise DiplomasiInformation
Czech RepublicMaturitni Vysvedceni (awarded after Gymnasium)
NOT: Maturitni Vysvedceni (awarded after technical or vocational school)
Information
DenmarkStudentereksamen (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
DjiboutiBrevet ďEtudes Professionnelles / BEP
Baccalauréat Professionnel / BP
Baccalauréat Technologique / BT
Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire
Information
DominicaCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
Dominican RepublicBachillerInformation
EcuadorBachillerInformation
EgyptCertificate of Completion of General Secondary EducationInformation
El SalvadorBachillerInformation
Equatorial GuineaBachillerInformation
EritreaEritrean Secondary Education Certificate Examination/ESECE from a general senior secondary school programInformation
EstoniaGumnaasiumi LoputunnistusInformation
EthiopiaEthiopian School Leaving Certificate Examination (ESLCE)Information
FijiFiji School Leaving CertificateExempt
FinlandLukion päästötodistus / Dismissionsbetyg (Upper Secondary Completion Certificate)
Ylioppilastutkinto/student Examen (Matriculation Examination)
Information
FranceDiplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)Information
French GuianaDiplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)Information
French PolynesiaDiplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre (Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)Information
GabonBaccalauréat (Baccalaureate)Information
GambiaWest African Examinations Council Senior Secondary School CertificateExempt
GeorgiaSecondary School Leaving CertificateInformation
GermanyZeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur (Certificate of General University Maturity)Information
GhanaWest African Examinations Council Senior School CertificateExempt
GibraltarGeneral Certificate of Secondary EducationExempt
GreeceApolyterio (Certificate of Completion)Information
GreenlandBevis for højere forberedelseeksamen (Higher Preparatory CertificateInformation
GrenadaCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
GuadeloupeBaccalauréatInformation
GuamSame as the U.S. education systemExempt
GuatemalaBachiller en Ciencias y LetrasInformation
GuineaBaccalauréat Deuxième Partie (Baccalaureate Part I and Part II)Information
Guinea-BissauCertificado de Conclusao do Ensino Secundrio (Certificate of Conclusion of Secondary Education)Information
GuyanaCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
HaitiDiploma of Secondary Studies Part IIInformation
HondurasBachillerInformation
Hong KongHong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)
Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE)
Information
HungarySecondary School Maturity Certificate (Matura) Technical Secondary School Maturity CertificateInformation
IcelandSveinsprófInformation
IndiaState Higher Secondary Certificate
All India and Delhi Senior School Certificate
Indian School Certificate
Information
IndonesiaSurat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menegah Unm (SMU)
(Certificate of Completion Upper Secondary School)
Information
IranPre-university year, National Entrance ExaminationInformation
IraqAdadiyah (Sixth Form Baccalaureate / Preparatory Baccalaureate)Information
IrelandLeaving Certificate Ordinary or HigherExempt
IsraelTeudat Bagrut (Matriculation Certificate)Information
ItalyDiploma di Maturita (Diploma of Maturity)Information
Ivory CoastDiploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary EducationInformation
JamaicaCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
JapanSotsugyo shosho - awarded by Kotogakko (Diploma of Graduation) Shuryo shomei - awarded by Koto Senmon Gakko (Certificate of Completion)Information
JordanGeneral Secondary Education Certificate/TawjihiInformation
KazakhstanattestatInformation
KenyaKenya Certificate of Secondary EducationExempt
KirabitiForm 7 Certificate or Higher School CertificateExempt
Korea, SouthSenior High School DiplomaInformation
KuwaitShahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A’ama (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)Information
KyrgyzstanattestatInformation
LatviaAtestats par Visparejo Videjo IzglitibuInformation
LebanonLebanese Baccalaureate Certificate of Secondary EducationInformation
LesothoCambridge Overseas School CertificateExempt
LiberiaWest African Examinations Council Senior School CertificateExempt
LibyaGeneral Secondary Education CertificateInformation
LiechtensteinMatura (Maturity Certificate)Information
LithuaniaThe 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 United States.
Information
LuxembourgThe Diplôme de Fin ďEtudes Secondaires
(End of Secondary Studies Diploma)
Information
MacauDiploma in Education
Senior Secondary Certificate
Hong Kong Certificate of Education
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
Information
MacedoniaСвидетелство за Завршено Основно Образовање/Свидетелство
за Положен Матурски Испит / Svidetelstvo za zavreno sredno obrazovanie
(Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Information
MadagascarBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement Secondaire (Secondary Education
Baccalaureate)
Information
MalawiMalawi School Certificate of EducationInformation
MalaysiaSijil 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
MaldivesInternational General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Higher Secondary School Certificate
Information
MaliBaccalaureat Malien (Malian Baccalaureate)Information
MaltaMatriculation CertificateInformation
Marshall IslandsDiplomaInformation
MartiniqueBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement de SecondDegré / Baccalauréat Général
Note: educational system are the responsibility of the Ministry of Education and Research of France.
Information
MauritaniaDiplome de Bachelier del’Enseignement du Second Degre’Information
MauritiusGeneral Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
Cambridge Overseas School Certificate
Information
MexicoBachillerInformation
MicronesiaFollows Marshall Islands educational system. DiplomaExempt
MoldovaDiploma of BaccalaureateInformation
MonacoBaccalauréat de ľEnseignement Général
(General Education Baccalaureate)
Information
MongoliaGerchilgee (School Leaving Certificate)Information
MontenegroDiploma of Completed Secondary SchoolInformation
MontserratCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Information
MoroccoBaccalaureat de l’Enseignement Secondaire
(Secondary Education Baccalaureate)
Information
MozambiqueCertificado de Habilitação es Literarias
(Certificate of Literary Qualifications)
Information
NamibiaNamibian Secondary School Certificate (NSSC)
Namibian Senior Secondary School Certificate
Higher International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Information
NepalProficiency Certificate Intermediate Certificate
Higher Secondary Certificate
Information
NetherlandsHAVO
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
Information
Netherlands AntillesVoorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs/VWO
(University Preparatory Education Diploma)
Diploma of Senior Secondary General Secondary Education
Information
New ZealandNational Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 3 (since 2004)
National Certificate in Educational Achievement Level 2 (since 2003)
Exempt
NicaraguaBachillerInformation
NigerDiploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary EducationInformation
NigeriaSenior School Certificate awarded by West African Examinations CouncilInformation
NorwayVitnemal Fra den Videregaendeskolen
(Certificate of Upper Secondary
Education)
Information
OmanThanawiya Amma (General Secondary School Certificate)Information
PakistanIntermediate or Higher Secondary CertificateInformation
Palestinian AuthorityCertificate of Secondary EducationInformation
PanamaBachillerInformation
Papua New GuineaHigher School CertificateInformation
ParaguayBachillerInformation
PeruBachiller/Certificado de Educacion SuperiorInformation
PhilippinesNational College Entrance ExamInformation
PolandMaturity Certificate from LiceumInformation
PortugalCertificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarias
(Certificate of Completion of Secondary Studies)
Diploma of Secondary Studies
Information
QatarQatari General Secondary Education Certificate
Qatar Senior School Certificate
Information
ReunionDiplome de Bachelier de l’Enseignement du Second Degre
(Diploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary Education)
Information
RomaniaDiploma de Bacalaureat de from LiceuInformation
Russian FederationCertificate of Complete General Secondary EducationInformation
St. HelenaGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE)
General Certificate of Secondary Examination (GCSE)
International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
Exempt
St. Kitts & NevisCaribbean Secondary Education CertificateExempt
St. LuciaCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
St. Vincent & the GrenadinesCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
General Certificate of Education (advanced level)
Exempt
SamoaPacific Senior Secondary Certificate (PSSC)
South Pacific Seventh Form Examination
Information
San MarinoDiploma di Maturità (Maturity Diploma)Information
Sao Tome & PrincipeCertidão de 12ª Classe (Certificate of 12th Grade)Information
Saudi ArabiaGeneral Secondary Education CertificateInformation
SenegalDiploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary EducationInformation
SerbiaDiploma of Completed Secondary EducationInformation
SeychellesCambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (O Level)Information
Sierra LeoneWest African Examinations Council Senior School CertificateExempt
SingaporeSingapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education - Ordinary Level
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education - Advanced Level
Information
SlovakiaFinal Maturity Examination CertificateInformation
SloveniaMaturitetno spričevalo (Maturity Examination Certificate)Information
Solomon IslandsPacific Senior Secondary Certificate
Soloman Islands School Certificate
Information
SomaliaSomaliland Secondary School Leaving Certificate
General Certificate of Secondary Education
Information
South AfricaNational Senior Certificate (since 2008)Information
SpainBachillerInformation
Sri LankaSri Lankan General Certificate of Education Advanced LevelInformation
SudanThe Sudan Secondary School Certificate (academic). NOT: vocationalInformation
SurinameDiploma of University Preparatory Education
Diploma of Senior General Secondary Education
Information
SwazilandGeneral Certificate of Education Ordinary Level
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
Information
SwedenAvgangsbetyg from Gymnasieskola
Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Information
SwitzerlandFederal Maturity Certificate (French, German & Italian)Information
SyriaGeneral Secondary Certificate (Baccalaureate)Information
TaiwanSenior Certificate of GraduationInformation
TajikistanSvidetel’stvo Srednem Obrazovanii Attestatob okonchanii polnoj srednej shkoly
Attestat Zrelosti (Certificate of Completed Secondary Education)
Information
TanzaniaCertificate of Secondary Education
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate
East African Certificate of Education
Information
ThailandMatayom 6 (Certificate of Secondary Education)Information
TogoDiploma of Baccalaureate of Secondary EducationInformation
TokelauHigher School Certificate/University Entrance
Busaries and Scholarship
(Examination Note: Students travel to New Zealand to attend school.)
Information
TongaPacific Senior Secondary CertificateInformation
Trinidad & TobagoCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate
National Certificate of Secondary Level 2 (since 2007)
General Certificate of Education (O and A levels)
Exempt
TunisiaBaccalauréat (Baccalaureate)Information
TurkeyDevlet Lise Diplomasi (State HIgh School Diploma)Information
TurkmenistanAttestatInformation
UgandaUganda Certificate of EducationExempt
UkraineCertificate of Completed Secondary EducationInformation
United Arab EmiratesSecondary School Leaving CertificateInformation
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
UruguayBachillerInformation
UzbekistanO’rta Ma’lumot To’g’risida Shahodatnoma/Attestat o
Srednem Obrazovanii/Certificate of Secondary Education
Information
VenezuelaBachillerInformation
VietnamBang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc
(Higher School Graduation Certificate (since 2003)
Information
Virgin IslandsGeneral Certificate of EducationExempt
Yemen Arab RepublicGeneral Certificate of Secondary EducationInformation
ZambiaZambia School CertificateExempt
ZimbabweGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) - Ordinary or Advanced Levels
European Baccalaureate
International General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exempt