Required Application Materials
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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.
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.
College and University Transcripts
Marquette University requires an official credential evaluation completed by Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE), World Education Services (WES), SpanTran*, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth, including U.S. credit hours, a calculated grade point average (GPA), and a verified copy of the official transcript for purposes of your admission decision. This is needed for each college or university attended.
*If using SpanTran, please use the custom application they have created to ensure you obtain the reight evaluation at the discounted rate. You can access their application by clicking here.
Credential evaluation must be sent directly from one of the approved agencies to Marquette.
Official transfer credit will not be posted to a Marquette student account without receipt of an official credential evaluation directly from an approved credential evaluation agency.
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:
Optional Application Materials
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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.
- Recommendation from a teacher or school counselor
- List of activities and honors
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.