International Transcripts

Proof of High School Completion Requirement

Proof of high school completion and/or college-level work is required for admission.

Accepted students must submit these documents to either the campus Admissions Office or System Student Records at System Office/University Park before they can register for classes:

  1. Official (original) foreign high school completion documents if in English; OR
  2. Official (original) foreign high school completion documents in a foreign language AND a certified English translation; OR
  3. Equivalency evaluation of foreign high school completion documents performed by AACRAO or a NACES or AICE member organization


LSC reserves the right to determine whether a document satisfies the high school completion requirement. See the List of High School Completion documents typically considered high school completion for the countries most represented at LSC.

Documents used by LSC to satisfy the high school completion requirement are for LSC admissions purposes only. LSC cannot be responsible if transfer universities have different or additional requirements.

Proof of College-level work

Applicants who listed previous college attendance in the New Student Online Application will also be required to submit official transcripts from all institutions attended and a certified translation before registering for classes.

Using Proof of College-Level Work to Satisfy High School Completion requirement

  • Official (original) proof of college-level course work (not English Language classes) in the U.S., can be used to satisfy this requirement.
  • Official (original) proof of college-level work from outside of the U.S. can be used to satisfy this requirement if it meets all three criteria below. If the original college credential is not in English, a certified translation must also be submitted.
    1. It is from an institution recognized by that country’s Ministry of Education to offer post-secondary education or if the U.S. Department of Education considers it eligible for federal financial aid. For a list of colleges eligible for U.S. Federal Financial Aid, select “Foreign Country” in the “state” prompt on the FAFSA website AND
    2. The institution is not on the State of Texas list of Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas AND
    3. The credential shows either:
      • successful completion of at least one course. The credential should list the degree that was pursued; OR
      • completion of a degree.

If Seeking to Transfer College/University Credits from outside of the U.S.

Students who have college/university credits outside the U.S. and wish to transfer their credits to LSCS must submit a course-by-course evaluation by one of the following organizations:

  1. American Association for Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) International Education Services (evaluation requests submitted to AACRAO on or before August 15, 2016); OR
  2. By an evaluation service that maintains current membership in the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Inc. (NACES); OR
  3. Any evaluation service which is a member of the Association of International Credentials Evaluators (AICE).

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