Grades and admission
Grades from similar schools in other countries cannot be directly transferred or equally compared to the grades from Swedish compulsory school. Instead, applicants with foreign grades will be tested by means of an ‘independent quota’. The independent quota is decided on the basis of an overall assessment of the student’s complete merits. The decision-maker in the municipality or the independent upper secondary school will evaluate the final grades.
You need to send your autumn semester grades and final grades to the Upper Secondary School Admissions Office by e-mail. The Upper Secondary School Admissions Office will then upload your grades to the application portal. When the documents have been uploaded, they will be made available to the decision-maker via the system. All decisions are made by the decision-maker for the school. Any questions concerning the evaluation of your documents must therefore be directed at them.
Grades issued in a Scandinavian language or English do not need to be translated. Grades from all other countries must be translated.
The Admissions Office does not make any decisions regarding admission via the independent quota. These decisions are made by administrators for the schools to which you have applied:
- The decision-maker in each municipality for municipal upper secondary schools
- The responsible decision-maker (often the principal) for independent upper secondary schools
Decisions concerning admission will be made on the basis of the final grades that the student has received from his/her school, and an overall assessment of his/her complete merits.
Applicants with foreign grades will not receive a decision concerning admission in the preliminary admission stage. Decisions concerning admission via the independent quota are only made in the final admission stage in June/July.