Official Transcripts for Applicants with Degrees Received in China

Those admitted students who have received a degree in China will not submit the usual official transcripts. Instead, they must have their degrees verified by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC). For admissions review purposes (during the application process only), these students will apply with unofficial transcripts and translations like all other applicants. 

After being accepted to join a graduate program, applicants who have earned a degree from China must submit electronic (or scanned originals) of the Degree Certificate in English and Chinese and electronic CDGDC degree certificate verification report in Chinese. Send these items to along with your name and M# (your UC student ID number).

The subject line of the email should read: “CDGDC [Your Name] [M#]”

Applicants with Chinese transcripts must contact the CDGCD after their degree is completed. Students who request a verification report prior to degree conferral will be required to submit a second report after degree conferral.

Students who have completed coursework in China but not received a degree will not be required to submit verification through the CDGDC.

China Qualification Verification from the CDGDC

When are Student Verification Reports from CDGDC Due?

CDGDC verification reports should be sent to the Graduate school as soon as possible after admission. The final deadline for submission of official transcripts is one week before the end of classes in the student's first semester. Failure to submit verification reports will result in students being placed in non-matriculated status, which will result in UC revoking the student’s visa.

How much is a Verification Report?

CDGDC has moved to an electronic only service and no longer charges a fee for verification. This may be subject to change in the future.