University of Houston-Victoria

International Programs

International & U.S. Transcripts

Transcripts for institutions attended outside of the U.S.

Secondary Credentials (High School) - Outside the U.S.

Submit all official secondary school transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas/certificates. These need to indicate the date of graduation. Official academic credentials must be submitted in the original language(s) of issue and with an official English translation. Once submitted, all records become the property of the University of Houston-Victoria and will not be returned.

For unofficial or photocopies of transcripts to be accepted as official, they must be attested or certified by one of the following authorities:

  1. Ministry of Education of your country or country where the high school is located
  2. Graduating Institution authority, such as Registrar, Principal, Controller of Examination, Vice Rector, or Rector. Institution authorities vary and should be sent by the highest issuing authority.
  3. EducationUSA centers
  4. Diplomatic Mission Representation in the United States such as Consulate, Chancellery, High Commission, or Embassy, when 1-3 not available.

Contact the International Programs Office at international@uhv.edu for other means of attestation. You can submit documents online via email to international@uhv.edu however if you are submitting unofficial transcripts for admissions review you are required to bring along the original transcripts with you at the time of the mandatory orientation.

The university will convert GPA to the U.S. standard once the proper transcripts are submitted.


Higher Education Credentials (College/University) - Outside the U.S.

UHV is not able to evaluate international higher education level coursework or credentials in-house. For UHV to transfer credit to UHV and/or verify your Bachelor's or Master's degree from an international institution, the student must submit transcripts to a National Association for Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member. Of these members, we strongly suggest using IEE for their affordability and speed of delivery. We DO NOT recommend AES, FACS, GCE, or SpanTran for reasons stated by our students.  Students should begin the credential evaluation process promptly, as it may take 5-10 days depending on the evaluation organization student selects. All evaluations should be Course-by-Course Analysis. When the evaluation is completed, please request for the evaluation agency to send an official evaluation to the International Programs electronically to international@uhv.edu International Programs does not require mail-in transcripts. Failing to submit the course-by-course evaluation report will result in admissions cancellation/ application withdrawal and admissions offer withdrawal which will result in the termination of your immigration record. 

The course-by-course evaluation costs start at $145 (IEE), although the cost varies by NACES member. You are responsible to pay the fees and complete the evaluation process. All evaluation reports and transcripts MUST be sent directly to the International Programs Office or via email at international@uhv.edu.

If students are planning to transfer credits courses to the UHV degree plan completed at an institution outside of the U.S.:
Students must submit the course-by-course evaluation report at the time of admission UHV will not be able to review students' application without the course-by-course evaluation report and academic advisors will not be able to advise students on transfer credits/ courses. Transfer of courses/ credits varies according to each program and college. Transfer of credits/ courses to the UHV degree plan is not guaranteed. 

Option for F and J visa holder students:
If a student  on F and J visa is having a hard time completing  the course-by-course evaluation due to reasons out of the student's control (with IEE )before the guaranteed admissions deadline (June 15th for fall and November 15th for spring):

  • Submit clear and legible transcripts and English-translated clearly legible transcripts to international@uhv.edu along with your UHV ID. This is instead of the NACES institute course-by-course evaluation. However, the student must submit the official NACES institute course-by-course evaluation on or before the in-person mandatory orientation (the third Wednesday in August for the fall semester, and the second Wednesday in January for the spring semester). However, admissions are not guaranteed. The university serves the right to reject the submitted transcripts and request the course-by-course evaluation report to move forward with the student's application. Each application submitted without an evaluation is reviewed in a case-by-case review and if approved for admissions university serves the right to update pre-requisites/ update the degree plan and request  GRE and GMAT test scores. The student should try their best to complete the course-by-course evaluation report before the listed deadlines. 

Higher Education Credentials (College/University/ English Program) - Completed in the U.S.

If you are a student completing or completed degree and/or course work at an institution in the U.S., we require official transcripts directly sent to international@uhv.edu Temporary admissions and Degree mapping will be completed with an unofficial transcript. However, the student must submit an official transcript(s) from a U.S. institution before course enrollment.

Pending Graduation or Pending Course Completion

  • Institutions outside of the U.S.

    If you are a student whose final transcript is pending, please submit your most recent transcripts along with a letter from your high school/secondary school confirming that you are expected to graduate from UHV International Programs at international@uhv.edu. The letter should include the expected graduation date. If a student completed the degree/ university/college level courses at an institution outside of the U.S., the student must submit an updated official course-by-course evaluation from the NACES institution mentioned above. Students must submit a final official course-by-course evaluation within 30 days of arrival to the U.S. and/or enrollment in courses at UHV and/or submit it during the mandatory in-person orientation.  Students who can provide official transcripts upon arrival to the U.S. and/or course enrollment at UHV student must present UHV with the official copy of the final transcript/ course-by-course evaluation report. Failing to submit proof of graduation upon arrival (or a date discussed with the International Programs) will result in the cancellation of your admissions and termination of your immigration record.

  • Institutions in the U.S.

    Students must submit an official transcript with pending courses to international@uhv.edu Once the courses are completed student must submit another official transcript with graduation confirmation or semester completion.

For Temporary Non-Immigrant F-1/J-1 Visa Holders

If you have a prior evaluation with another evaluation agency, you may request the evaluation agency to send the official evaluation with verification and supporting credentials/education documents for our International Programs to review and verify if it meets our admissions requirements. We reserve the right to not agree with evaluation agency recommendations if they do not meet our admission standards. Check with your evaluation agency to see if they can provide an official evaluation electronically to international@uhv.edu for faster application review.