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High School Transcript

To find out if you need to submit a transcript (a record of your academic achievement) as part of your application to Cambridge, see "Do I need to submit a transcript?" below and select the statement that applies to you. Also, refer to the Transcript Flowchart.

Please note that you must enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards (even any that were ungraded) in your UCAS application, regardless of transcript requirements.

Transcript submission deadlines

COPA applicants

Non-COPA applicants

Overseas applications
Transcripts must be received by:

  • 20 September 2017 for those requesting to be considered for interview in China, Malaysia, or Singapore
  • 19 October 2017 for those requesting to be considered for interviewed in Cambridge, Canada, India or Hong Kong

Organ Scholarship applications
Transcripts must be received by 1 September 2017

Transcripts must be received by 22 October 2017

We require the High School Transcript(s) and/or University Transcript(s) to be uploaded as a single PDF document. Where a transcript covers more than one side of A4 paper, you'll be required to create a single multi-page PDF. The overall file size should not exceed 3MB. For assistance, please refer to our PDF Creation Guide. If you experience any difficulties uploading your Transcript PDF file, please download and use the Firefox web browser. Clear your ‘cookies’ and browsing history, and allow ‘pop-ups’. Alternatively, try using a different machine.

You must only upload a transcript. All other supporting documents should be sent directly to your preference College, or to the Cambridge Admissions Office if you've made an open application. 

Do I need to submit a transcript?

I’m taking UK school qualifications (including the International Baccalaureate)

For 2018 entry, Colleges will normally require transcripts only for applicants who have not taken six or more GCSEs, or five or more Scottish National Qualifications, in the last three years.

Your transcript should be uploaded via the SAQ/COPA, as appropriate.

By transcript we mean a record of your academic achievement to date in your high school/college examinations, usually for the previous year of your study. However, if you’re taking the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and took the Middle Years Programme (MYP), you should submit a transcript for the MYP. We would like to be provided with your teachers’ assessment of your academic performance to date.

We strongly prefer to have the fullest possible information available to us in order to conduct a fair and holistic assessment.

Please do NOT include references, detailed project work or any non-academic achievements.

See our PDF Creation Guide for instructions on creating your transcript PDF.

I’m taking non-UK school qualifications

You’ll be required to submit a High School Transcript as part of your application to Cambridge, unless you’ve taken IGCSEs/GCSEs and modular A/AS Levels or CIE A Levels where you are provided with Percentage Uniform Mark (PUM).

By transcript we mean a record of your academic achievement to date in your secondary school/college examinations, for example non-modular A Levels and IGCSEs/O Levels or other equivalent qualifications. Your transcript should be uploaded via the COPA/SAQ, as appropriate.

For most students, the transcript will be an official document or certificate from your school/college which lists the subjects you’ve studied and the grades/qualifications that you’ve achieved in the last/most recent two years of schooling. Please provide as much information on your examination performance as possible, including details of any internal assessments that you may have undertaken.

Please do NOT include references, detailed project work or any non-academic achievements.

Please do NOT submit a transcript if you’ve taken modular A/AS Levels or CIE A Levels, where you’re provided with Percentage Uniform Mark (PUM).

If the original transcript isn’t in English, you must have it translated and authorised (ie signed or stamped) by an official translation service or by your school/college.

See our PDF Creation Guide for instructions on creating your transcript PDF.

I’m currently studying at university

If you’re currently studying at a university, you’ll be required to submit a University Transcript as part of your application to Cambridge. Please note that your application won’t be considered unless a transcript is received.

  • If your University Transcript is available to you at the time of application, you must upload it then, together with your High School Transcript as a single document via your COPA/SAQ.
  • If your University Transcript isn’t available to you at the time of application, please contact your preference College (or the Cambridge Admissions Office in the case of open applications) to enquire about the possibility of submitting your University Transcript at a later stage. You shouldn’t delay submission of your High School Transcript on your COPA/SAQ.

If you’re required to submit both a High School Transcript and a University Transcript, your application won’t be considered unless both are received.

If the original transcript isn’t in English, you must have it translated and authorised (ie signed or stamped) by an official translation service or by your school/college/university.

If you’re required to upload both a High School Transcript and a University Transcript, you will need to combine them to create a single PDF.

See our PDF Creation Guide for instructions on creating your transcript PDF.