Grades and admission
Grades from other countries than the Swedish compulsory school cannot directly be transferred and equally compared to the Swedish ones. Instead, applicants with foreign grades will be tested in an “independent quota". The independent quota is decided on the basis of an overall judgment of the student’s complete merits. The decision-maker in the the municipality or the independent upper secondary school, evaluate the final grades.
You need to send your fall semester grades and final grades to Gymnasieantagningen via e-mail. Gymnasieantagningen will then upload your grades to the application portal. When the documents are uploaded, they will be made available to the decision-maker via the system. All decisions are made by the decision-maker for the school. Hence, questions on how the evaluation of your documents is done need to be directed towards them.
Scandinavian and English grades do not need to be translated. Grades from all other countries have to be translated.
The Admissions Office does not make any decisions regarding admission within the independent quota. The decisions are made by adminstrators for the schools you have applied to:
- The decision maker in each municipality for municipal upper secondary schools
- The responsible decision maker (often principal) for independent upper secondary schools
The decision about admission will be made on the basis of the final grades that the student has received from his/her school and a total judgment of his/her complete merits.
Applicants with foreign grades do not receive admission results in the preliminary admission. Decisions about admission within the independent quota are only made in the final admission in June/July.