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High School Transcript

Most overseas applicants need to submit a High School Transcript as part of their application to Cambridge. A High School Transcript is a record of your academic achievement from your most recent years of schooling.

You do not need to submit a transcript if you take IGCSEs/GCSEs and modular AS/A Levels or Cambridge International A Levels in which you receive a Percentage Uniform Mark (PUM).

To find out if you need to submit a transcript, check "Do I need to submit a transcript?" below and select the statement that applies to you. Also, refer to the Transcript Flowchart.

Regardless of transcript requirements, you must enter all your qualifications from secondary education onwards in your UCAS application, even those that were ungraded.

Transcript submission deadlines

Transcripts must be received by:

  • 1 September 2022 for Organ Scholarship applicants
  • 22 October 2022 for all other applicants (if applicable)

We require High School Transcripts and University Transcripts to be uploaded as a PDF document as part of My Cambridge Application. 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 3 MB.

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.

Organ Scholarship applicants should send transcripts directly to their first preference College. 

You must only upload a transcript. All other supporting documents should be sent directly to your preference College, or 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)

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

The transcript should show a record of your academic achievement in your high school or college examinations, usually for the previous year of study. 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 to conduct a fair and holistic assessment.

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

I’m taking non-UK school qualifications

You’ll be required to submit a High School Transcript unless you’ve taken IGCSEs/GCSEs and modular A/AS Levels or CIE A Levels where you're provided with Percentage Uniform Marks (PUMs).

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. 

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 as possible on your examination performance, including details of any internal assessments that you've taken.

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 Marks (PUMs).

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.

I’m currently studying at university

If you’re currently studying at a university, you need to submit a University Transcript. Your application will not be considered unless a transcript is received.

  • If your University Transcript is available when you apply, you must upload it together with your High School Transcript.
  • If your University Transcript is not available when you apply, you must contact your preference College (or Cambridge Admissions Office for open applications) to check whether you can submit your University Transcript at a later stage. You should not delay submission of your High School Transcript.

If you’re required to submit both a High School Transcript and a University Transcript, your application will not 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.

Please note that if you are studying in the first year of an undergraduate degree, or are undertaking a foundation year, then you are not required to submit a university transcript.