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International Academic Records

What academic records do I send?

Academic records should include official copies of all of your academic work from upper secondary school and any post-secondary work you have taken since completing secondary school.

International admission requirements are based on the requirements to enter university in your home country, with consideration for special circumstances and the holistic approach to US university admissions.

Official:Official documents are those that are issued by the appropriate authority and are clearly identifiable as coming from that source. They should be final and include all coursework or results. We do accept copies if they have been certified or attested; specific requirements depend on the country. To be considered official documents must be sent by a school counselor, EducationUSA counselor, or another educational officer. If exam results are able to be certified online, Albion College may accept unofficial versions that include the required verification information.

Translations:Certified translations are required if the original academic records are not issued by the authorizing body in English. We will not review applications that don’t include both the original language official document and a certified translation. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide both documents.

Transcripts:Transcripts are official documents detailing the classroom performance of students over time, and provide a history of academic performance. They are common in systems where completion of studies is determined by meeting class and grade requirements over time, such as in the United States and Canada. Transcripts are typically issued by the school the student attended.

Examination Results/Secondary Exam Certificates:Many countries require students to take exams administered externally, not by the school. The successful passing of these exams demonstrates that the student has completed secondary school and an official examination certificate is required for admission. Typically, this certificate is named “Certificate of Secondary Education”, “Senior Secondary Examination Certificate”, or similar. Documents should include both the results of exams and the conferral of the certificate. Provisional results slips, screenshots of website, and similar unofficial documents cannot be used for application review.

Internal Mark Sheets:Internal Mark Sheets are common in systems that require Secondary Examinations for completion. They show a student's performance over time as recorded by the school, but because completion is based on secondary exams they are not considered transcripts. They are required to accompany Secondary Examination Certificates to allow Albion to review historic academic performance.

French-style Systems:A relevé de notes is required for application review. You must provide a certified copy of bac results to confirm secondary completion.

Final Documents:If you were in secondary school at the time of admission, you must provide evidence of completion before you can begin classes. For students using a transcript, a final transcript demonstrating that you received your high school degree meets this requirement.

Both Secondary Examination Certificates and Internal Mark Sheets are required from applicants who have studied in the following country systems. This is a partial list; you may be required to send both documents if your country is not on this list.

International Baccalaureate Malaysia
Australia* Mongolia
Bangladesh Nigeria
Botswana Pakistan
Cameroon - British system Sierra Leone
Caribbean Commonwealth countries Singapore
Gambia South Africa
Ghana Sri Lanka
Hong Kong Swaziland
India Tanzania
Ireland Uganda
Kenya United Kingdom
Liberia Zimbabwe

*Australia - Requirements based on state, email for more information

Transfer Students:If you have attended any post-secondary institution after completing secondary school, we must have official documents showing all coursework for every institution you attended in addition to secondary school records. You should obtain official documents or certified copies, certified translations if the original is not in English, and send them to Albion College. We acknowledge that most universities will not send documents overseas, and will accept sealed envelopes you send.

  • If you decide to enroll, you will only receive credit for previous work outside of the US if we receive an official evaluation report directly from a NACES-approved service.

Transfer Profile: Annie Ford, '17

Annie Ford

What made you pick Albion College?

I picked Albion because I felt comfortable here. I didn't want to go to a big school where I would just feel like a number. I loved the small class sizes and professor's interest in the students. The Institute for Healthcare Professionals was a deciding factor for me. The institute offers specialized help during all steps of the application process for medical and dental school.

So far, how is Albion different from your previous school?

I previously attended Lansing Community College (LCC) for one year. Albion is different from LCC because class sizes are smaller. LCC is a commuter college so I was not living at school or getting involved on campus like I do here at Albion. The classes I take at Albion have challenged me more which has taught me to learn things more in depth.

What are you studying? What are you involved in?

I am a pre-dental student with a major in biochemistry and a minor in cell and molecular biology. I take part in numerous clubs and organizations on campus. I am a member of the women's golf team. I am in Alpha Phi Omega, a national community service fraternity, and Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional chemistry fraternity. I host prospective students as a Briton Ambassador. I am involved with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship group. I am also a tour guide.

What are you plans after graduating from Albion?

After graduating from Albion, I plan to further my education by attending dental school.

What was the transfer process like for you?

The transfer process for me was surprisingly easy. As a freshmen at Lansing Community College I knew I wanted to transfer to Albion, so I took classes that I knew would transfer. I talked a lot with the registrar and my admissions counselor thought out the transfer process so that I knew what to expect. Everyone was very helpful and answered all of my many questions.

What's been the most pleasantly surprising thing you've seen at Albion?

I have been most pleasantly surprised by how friendly and welcoming everyone on campus is, from students, to staff, and even the president. I felt like since I was coming in as a transfer student I would have a hard time meeting people in my class, but that wasn't the case. Everyone is willing to help each other, and I wasn't expecting college to be one big community.

Purple and Gold

Purple and Gold visit daysAlbion College - Purple and Gold visit days.

July 10, July 17, July 28, & August 11, 2017

There are many chances this summer to take a look at Albion College. Stop in for a campus tour, meet our students and faculty, learn about the admission process, and have lunch in our dining hall. Choose a day that works best for you. All days begin at 9:30 a.m., each day is limited to 20 students.

Register Now now for a Purple and Gold Visit Day:

If you have questions or wish to register by phone, call the admission office at 517/629-0663.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Meet Travis

Meet Travis.

Travis Tekiele

Travis Tekiele
Admission Counselor


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“At Albion, you will never get lost in the shuffle. We pride ourselves on the individualized attention that each student receives.”

In Travis’s words:

On what makes Albion Great:

“Whether you're a star athlete, a quiet bookworm, or somewhere in the middle, you are important in the eyes of Albion College!”

On the Albion College community:

“Although Albion is a small school, there is so much to do! With over 100 programs and organizations, Albion offers something for everyone. You'll meet like-minded people who will wind up being your friends well beyond your time at Albion College.”

His dream is to watch a game at every Major League Baseball stadium—so far, 11 out of 30.

On the run. Runnning shoes. He has ran at least 1 mile daily since Thanksgiving '13!

Home plate. Travis is a huge Detroit sports fan…
Lions, Tigers and Wings, oh my!

A funny guy. He loves watching 90's sitcoms.

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