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High school transcripts

Transcripts from each high school attended. Schools may also call these mark sheets, term reports, etc. Upload unofficial transcripts to your online application account. Official transcripts must be received prior to issuance of I-20 and enrollment.

Exams and certificates

Exam results or certificates from a regional, national or international testing authority, as appropriate for your educational system.

Upload unofficial copies to your online application account. Official copies must be received prior to issuance of I-20 and enrollment.

Examples: Chinese graduation certificate, GCSE, IGCSE, AS/A levels, HKDSE, IB, WASC, EACE, SPM, Maturity Certificate, Bachillerato, NCEE, SSCE, ISC and State Board exam results. 

SAT or ACT results

ACT or SAT scores - Optional (click here to review our Test-Optional Policy)

 College and university transcripts

Transcripts for each college and university attended. 

You can upload unofficial transcripts to your online application account for your admission decision.  However, official transcripts must be received prior to transfer credit evaluation, issuance of I-20, and enrollment. 

Transcripts from Chinese universities also require submission of a Transcript Verification Report (中国高等学校学生成绩验证报告) from CHESICC - China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center.  You should submit the same transcript to Marquette and CHESICC.  CHESICC reports can be sent directly from CHESICC to Marquette or can be uploaded to your online application account.

Transfer credit evaluation occurs after an admission decision and requires:

  • Official transcripts
  • Syllabi, or course descriptions for each subject translated into English and uploaded to your application account
  • For transcripts from Chinese universities, a new CHESICC report for any courses completed after submitting your initial CHESICC verification report and transcript.   

 Evidence of English language ability


If English is not your native language, submit ONE of the following:

  • TOEFL scores of at least – Reading: 18, Listening: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 20
  • IELTS scores of at least – Reading: 6.5, Listening: 6.5, Speaking: 6.5, Writing: 6.0
  • ELS Language Center transcript – levels 110-112 with a cumulative 3.0 average
  • WESLI transcript – levels 600 and 700 with a cumulative B average, and also a B or above in both 700 Listening/Speaking and 700 Reading/Writing courses
  • U.S. or Canadian high school or university transcript showing extensive achievement (typically at least 4 semesters) in a wide range of subjects
  • SAT exam with Evidence-Based Reading score of at least 530
  • ACT exam with English score of at least 22 and Reading score of at least 18

 Evidence of financial ability


For students who will study with an I-20/F-1 visa or DS-2019/J-1 visa. 

Upload the documents to your online application account. Documents must be received prior to issuance of I-20 and enrollment.

Students with government sponsorship must provide a letter of support from their government.

 General definitions and conditions


High school: Usually the last three, four, or five years of formal study (ending at age 17 or 18) to prepare students for university study. 

College and university studies: Formal academic study after high school. If your high school system requires 13 years, we may consider the 13th year to be university studies.

Official records: To be official, a document must have upon it an appropriate fresh ink printing, signature, stamp or raised seal to certify that its content is true. Uploads from Docufide, Naviance and the Common App are also official.

If schools or other education agencies in your country will issue only one original document, you may submit a photocopy or scanned copy of the original document with the certification placed upon that copy by the appropriate official.

Photocopies without an original certification, scanned copies, email attachments, and faxes are not official documents.

Materials not issued in English must have an official, exact English language translation.

All materials submitted to Marquette become property of Marquette and will not be returned.