Transcripts and School Reports
Students applying for admission to the Dual BA Program between Trinity College Dublin and Columbia University must submit an official high school transcript or formal school report as part of their application file (see note below). Dual BA Program students come from a broad range of high schools and educational backgrounds, and the admissions committee is experienced in reading school records from around the world. When ordering transcripts, students should refer to the chart below to ensure that they are requesting the correct academic records. In general, students should provide the admissions committee with records from the last three academic years, in addition to any predicted scores or preliminary grades available from the current academic year (the equivalent of 9th-12th grades in the United States).
A Note on Official Documents
Unofficial documents are accepted as part of the application review process. If offered admission, in order to enroll you will be required to submit official documents. Official documents are those submitted electronically from your college or school counselor through Slate.org. If electronic documents are not available from your high school, or your school does not participate through Slate.org, students may also instruct a school administrator to email transcripts from their school email account to [email protected] and they will be counted as official. We will accept mailed copies of the transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions of the School of General Studies. Paper transcripts may not be delivered or forwarded by a student. All non-English language documents must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
If offered admission, you should submit official transcripts using just one of these methods.
International Academic Records
Please consult the list below for further clarification on the types of international academic records required by the admissions committee. Please note that this list is not comprehensive; if you have questions about the types of documents required for your personal academic background, please contact our offices via email at [email protected].
- Canada: Secondary school transcripts from grades 9-12.
- China: Senior secondary school records from grades 10-12, as well as any available Gaokao results.
- France: Bulletins de Notes from Seconde, Première, and Terminale, as well as all available Baccalauréat results.
- Germany: Gymnasium transcripts from grades 10-13, as well as any available Abitur results.
- India: Secondary School transcripts/end of year results from grades IX-XII, as well as any available Higher Secondary Certificates and predicted scores.
- Ireland: Formal school reports for the last two years of secondary school and official Junior Certificate results.
- International Baccalaureate (IB): Students enrolled in a secondary school offering only the IB curriculum (such as a United World College) must submit transcripts from their first two years of secondary schooling in their home country, as well as from both of their years in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The admissions committee also encourages IB students to have predicted IB exam scores sent as part of their transcripts.
- Singapore: All available Singapore-Cambridge GCE O-Level and A- Level exam results.
- United Kingdom: All available GCSE and A-Level exam results.
In order to expedite the application submission process, college and academic counselors can now submit documents for their students’ applications via Slate.org. These documents include transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation. Counselors can get started by visiting the Register page on Slate.org. There, they can sign in directly using their Google Apps / G Suite school account, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Any colleague at an institution with an active Slate.org account will be able to verify a new account. If no other active accounts exist, the verification process will be handled by Technolutions.