U.S. High School Diploma Equivalents

Before being accepted as an international student at Mesa Community College, we want to make sure that future F-1 students have reached the appropriate academic levels in their home countries. We do this by asking that students submit proof of a secondary school qualification or, in other words, the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma for a review.

Education changes from country to country and we know 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.

List of High School Equivalents

Below, the left column lists countries in alphabetical order and in the right column the high school diploma equivalents.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | Y | 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
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
Chile Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales
China, People's Republic Senior (Upper / High) Middle School Graduation Certificate
Colombia Bachillerato
Costa Rica Diploma de Conclusion de estudios de educacion diversificado o Bachillerato
Cyprus Apolyterion or Lise Diplomasi
Czech Republic Vysvědčeni o maturitní zkoušce
Denmark Bevis for Studentereksamen, Hojere Forberedelseseksamen or Hojere Handelseksamen
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
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
Jamaica Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination
Japan Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Jordan Tawjihi (General Secondary Education Certificate)
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)
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
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
Saudi Arabia General Certificate of Secondary Education (Tawjihiyah)
Scotland Scottish Qualifications Authority Certificate (SQA) or Scottish Certificate of Education at the Higher Level
Singapore Advanced Level Exams
South Africa National Senior Certificate
Spain Bachillerato/Titulo de Bachiller
Sri Lanka Advanced Level Exam
Suriname Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs
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
United Arab Emirates Secondary School Certificate
United Kingdom Advanced Level Exams
Uruguay Bachiller Diversificado de Enseñanza Secundaria
Venezuela Bachillerato en Ciencias, Humanidades o Artes

Senior High School Certificate

Zimbabwe Cambridge Overseas School Certificate