Credentials and Document Translation

Required Credentials

Applicants to a graduate program must have earned at least the equivalent of a U.S. four-year bachelor's degree beyond the 12th grade of secondary or high school from an institution recognized by that country's ministry of education. Applicants with three-year undergraduate degrees will be considered for admission into our master's programs based on holistic review. An overall grade point average of 3.0 (based on 4.0 scale) or better is expected.

For admission review, scanned, unofficial copies of your transcripts/mark sheets, diplomas, degree certificates and test scores should be uploaded through the online graduate application. Outside credential evaluations are not required or accepted for admission. The Office of Admission and Enrollment performs evaluations for applicants with international academic credentials. Applicants with international academic documents will be assessed an additional foreign credential evaluation fee of $50.

Applicants applying to UT Dallas with foreign academic documents should review the reference guide for requirements by country (PDF). Note: If you have provided the required documents for your country and this is the only pending item on your to do list, disregard this item. This item is for reference only and will not prevent your application from being reviewed.

Review the application instructions for directions on submitting documents with your application.

After you have been admitted to UT Dallas, refer to the steps after admission for instructions on submitting official transcripts and other documents.

Document Translation

All documents must be submitted in their original language with certified English translations. The translation must be provided by the issuing academic institution, a certified English translation company or authorized governmental agency.

Countries that provide academic documents in English+

If your country is not listed, or you have further questions about documentation requirements, contact the Office of Admission and Enrollment.

  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Botswana
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cameroon (English-speaking)
  • Canada (English-speaking)
  • Caribbean Region (English-speaking): Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands
  • Egypt
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Korea, South
  • Kuwait
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Macau
  • Malawi
  • Malta
  • Mauritius
  • Namibia
  • Nepal
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Pacific Region (English-speaking): Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Uganda
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)
  • Western Samoa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Please note: The above information is subject to change as new regulations are developed. Adherence to this information does not guarantee that additional requirements may not exist at your time of application.

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