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U.S. High School Diploma Equivalents

As part of your application to Saginaw Valley State University, we require proof of your secondary school leaving qualification or, in other words, the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma. 

We understand that education systems are different in each country and that figuring out what the equivalent of finishing high school is in your country can be difficult so we offer the following list of equivalents to make things easier.  If you don't see your country listed below, reach out to our office by emailing and we'll assist you!

List of High School Equivalents

The list works as follows: the left column lists the countries in alphabetical order and the right column the high school diploma equivalents.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | M | N | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | Z 

Afghanistan Baccalauria
Albania Deftese Pjekurie
Argentina Bachillerato
Armenia Mijnakarg Krtutyan Attestat
Australia by State/Territory
    ❯   Australian Capital Territory Year 12 Certificate/ACT
    ❯   New South Wales NSW Higher School Certificate
    ❯   Northern Territory Certificate of Education
    ❯   Queensland Senior Certificate
    ❯   South Australia Certificate of Education
    ❯   Tasmania Certificate of Education
    ❯   Victoria Higher School Certificate/VCE
    ❯   Western Australia Western Australia Certificate of Education
Austria Reifeprüfungszeugnis, Abschlusszeugnis, Jahres- und Abschlussprüfungszeugnis
Azerbaijan Svidetel´stvo o Srednem Obrazovanii
Bahamas Bahamas General Certificate of Secondary Education
Bahrain Tawjahiya Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate
Belgium Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Superiéur/Getuigschrift van Hoger Secundair Onderwijs
Belize Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate or Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
Bolivia Bachiller en Humanidades
Brazil Certificado de Conclusao de Segundo grau or Certificado de Ensino Médio
Bulgaria Diploma za Zavurcheno Sredno Obrazovanie
Cameroon Baccalaureat de L’Enseignement Secondaire du Deuxième  Cycle
Canada by Province
    ❯   Alberta - Advanced High School Diploma
    ❯   British Columbia - Secondary School Graduation Diploma (Dogwood Diploma)
    ❯   Manitoba - Manitoba High School Diploma
    ❯   New Brunswick -  New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
    ❯   Newfoundland and Labrador - Provincial High School Graduation Diploma
    ❯   Northwest Territories - High School Graduation Diploma
    ❯   Nova Scotia - Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
    ❯   Ontario - Ontario Secondary School Diploma
    ❯   Prince Edward Island - Senior Secondary School Diploma
    ❯   Quebec - Diplome d'etudes secondaire (DES) and Diplome d'etudes collegiales (DEC) or Certificate of Graduation (DES plus Grade 12)
    ❯   Saskatchewan - Secondary School Diploma
    ❯   Yukon -  Yukon High School Diploma
Cape Verde/Cabo Verde  Graduation Certificate 
Chile Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales
China, People's Republic Senior (Upper / High) Middle School Graduation Certificate
Colombia Bachillerato
Congo (Democratic Republic)  Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Congo (Brazzaville)  Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Costa Rica Diploma de Conclusion de estudios de educacion diversificado o Bachillerato
Croatia  Svjedodžba o Maturi 
Cyprus Apolyterion or Lise Diplomasi
Czech Republic Vysvědčeni o maturitní zkoušce
Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen, Hojere Forberedelseseksamen or Hojere Handelseksamen
East Timor/Timor-Leste  Examination Results 
Ecuador Bachillerato en Humanidades/Ciencias
Egypt General Secondary Education Certificate
El Salvador Bachiller Academico/General
Ethiopia General Secondary School Certificate
Finland Ylioppilastutkintotodistus or Studentbexamensbetyg
France Baccalaurèat
Germany Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife
Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE)
Greece Apolyterion Eniaiou Lykeiou
Guatemala Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras
Guyana  Final Examination Results 
Haiti Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Honduras Bachiller en Ciencias y Letras
Hong Kong Hong Kong Certificate of Education + Hong Kong Advanced Level Certificate or Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education
Hungary Érettségi Bizonyítvány
Iceland Studentspróf
India Senior School Certificate, Pre-University Certificate or Pre-Degree Certificate
Indonesia Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar or Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas
Iran Diplom Metevaseth or Diplom and Peesh-daneshgahii
Iraq Baccalaureate
Ireland Ardteistiméireacht (Leaving Certificate)
Israel Te'udat Bagrut
Italy Diploma di Maturita / Diploma di Esame di Stato
Ivory Coast/Cote d'Ivoire  Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Jamaica Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
Kazakhstan Certificate of Secondary Education (Attestat o Srednem Obrazovanii) 
Kenya Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education
Korea Kodung Hakkyo (Korean Senior Secondary School Certificate of Graduation)
Kuwait Shahadat Al-Thanawia Al A'ama (General Secondary School Certificate)
Lithuania Graduation Certificate
Malaysia STPM (Sijil Tinggi Pelajaran Malaysia)/Advanced Level Exams
México Bachillerato
Moldova Diploma de absolvire a invatamintuni mediu general (Diploma of Completion of General Secondary Education)
Mongolia Buren Dund Bolovsroliin Ynemlekh, Gerchilgee
Mozambique Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Nepal Proficiency Certificate
Netherlands Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs Certificate or Hoger Algemeen Voortgezet Onderwijs
New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3
Nicaragua Bachillerato en (specialization)
Nigeria WAEC Senior School Certificate
Norway Vitnemål fra Videregående Skole
Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate
Panamá Diploma de Educación Media / Bachiller
Paraguay Bachillerato (Bachiller en Humanidades y Ciencias)
Péru Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa / Bachillerato Academico
Philippines 12 Year Secondary School Graduation
Poland Swiadectwo Dojrzalosci
Portugal Certificado de Fim de Estudos Secundarios/Diploma de Ensino Secundario
Qatar Certificate of General Secondary Education
Romania Maturity Certificate or Diploma de Bacalaureat
Russian Federation Attestat/Certificate of (complete) General Secondary Education
Rwanda Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Saudi Arabia General Certificate of Secondary Education (Tawjihiyah)
Scotland Scottish Qualifications Authority Certificate (SQA) or Scottish Certificate of Education at the Higher Level
Serbia Graduation Certificate 
Singapore Advanced Level Exams
Slovakia  Maturity Certificate (Vysvedcenie o Maturitnej Skuske) 
South Africa National Senior Certificate
South Sudan  Graduation Certificate/Diploma 
Spain Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller
Sri Lanka Advanced Level Exam
Sudan  Examination Results Issued in English 
Suriname Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
Swaziland/Eswatini  General Certificate of Education 
Sweden Avgangsbetyg fran Gymnasieskola
Switzerland Maturity Certificate
Syria Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Taiwan (Rep. of China) Senior High School Leaving Diploma
Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom VI)
Turkey Lise Diplomasi
Uganda Final Examination Results 
United Arab Emirates Secondary School Certificate
United Kingdom Advanced Level Exams
Uruguay Bachiller Diversificado de Enseñanza Secundaria
Venezuela Bachillerato en Ciencias, Humanidades o Artes
Vietnam Senior High School Certificate
Zimbabwe Cambridge Overseas School Certificate

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