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Please Note: All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston. Credential Evaluations are completed in house at the Graduate School, and outside evaluations will not be accepted.

International transcripts and degree certificates must be sent to the University of Houston Graduate School in envelopes sealed and stamped by the issuing university to be considered official.

General guidelines:

Each applicant must submit an official academic transcript from every post-secondary institution attended as well as any degree certificates conferred.  Transcripts must include all undergraduate and graduate course work. Each transcript should bear the signature of the registrar or designated school official and the seal of the granting institution.

Translations will only be accepted from the college/university, Education USA (www.educationusa.info/centers.php), or from an American Translator Association certified translator (www.atanet.org/onlinedirectories/).

complete academic record for an International student is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Degree Certificate/Diploma
  3. English Translation of Transcript
  4. English Translation of Degree Certificate/Diploma

*Keep in mind scanned copies of these documents can be uploaded as PDF files to your online application and will be considered unofficial, but they may be used by programs to make admission decisions. 

Students whose universities issue only one set of official documents can have their academic records attested and signed by the university registrar certifying the documents are true copies of the originals or may bring the original document to the Graduate School for authentication upon arrival at University of Houston.

Country-Specific Guidelines:

Below is a list of the educational documents that are required for some of the University of Houston’s largest sending nations.  If you do not see your country listed below, please refer to the general guidelines above.  If you have any questions, please refer to the Contact Us link on the left side of this page.

You may apply to the University of Houston if you are still in the progress of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree or if you have not yet received your final degree certificate, so long as you will have completed the program before enrolling at the University of Houston.  If that is the case for you, please submit all transcripts/marks you have received up to the application submission date.  You will be required to submit proof of degree completion before you can enroll in classes.


Bangladesh

A complete academic record from Bangladesh is:

  1. Transcript/Individual Mark Sheet/Result Card showing coursework from all semesters attended
  2. Degree or Graduation Certificate/Diploma
  3. If materials not provided in English, an English translation will be required

China

A complete academic record from the People’s Republic of China is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Graduation Certificate
  3. Degree Certificate
  4. English translation of transcript
  5. English translation of Graduation Certificate
  6. English translation of a Degree Certificate

*Please note: all items listed above will need to be issued and sent in a sealed and stamped envelope from the institution.

India

A complete academic record from India is:

  1. Individual mark sheets from all semesters attended including all attempts
  2. Provisional or Final Degree Certificate (if already awarded)

* A consolidated mark sheet will not be sufficient for documentation requirements.

* Attested copies of documentation must be made by the issuing university or autonomous college.

Iran

A complete academic record from Iran is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Degree or Graduation Certificate/Diploma
  3. English translation of Transcript with original stamps from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  4. English translation of Diploma with original stamps from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Korea

A complete academic record from the Republic of Korea is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended issued in English by the institution
  2. Certification of Graduation/Diplomas issued in English by the institution

Mexico

A complete academic record from Mexico is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Degree Certificate
  3. English translation of Transcript
  4. English translation of Degree Certificate

Nepal

A complete academic record from Nepal is:

  1. Transcript/Individual Mark Sheets showing coursework from all semesters attended
  2. Degree Certificate
  3. If materials not provided in English, an English translation will be required

Nigeria

A complete academic record from Nigeria is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended*
  2. Degree Certificate*

*Please note, in order to be considered official, materials from Nigeria must be sent directly from the University to the Graduate School.  Materials delivered by the applicant will be considered unofficial.

Pakistan

A complete academic record from Pakistan is:

  1. Transcript/Individual Mark Sheet showing coursework from all semesters attended
  2. Final Degree Certificate
  3. If materials not provided in English, an English translation will be required

Saudi Arabia

A complete academic record from Saudi Arabia is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended issued in English
  2. Degree Certificate
  3. English translation of Degree Certificate

Taiwan

A complete academic record from Taiwan is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended issued in English by the institution
  2. Certification of Graduation/Diplomas issued in English by the institution

Turkey

A complete academic record from Turkey is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Degree Certificate
  3. English translation of Transcript
  4. English translation of Degree Certificate

Venezuela

A complete academic record from Venezuela is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Degree Certificate
  3. English translation of Transcript
  4. English translation of Degree Certificate

Viet Nam

A complete academic record from Viet Nam is:

  1. Transcript of all semesters attended
  2. Degree Certificate
  3. English translation of Transcript
  4. English translation of Degree Certificate