Documentation requirements - USA

Required education:

  • High School Graduation Diploma including transcripts of grades + 1 year university / college studies in academic subjects with grade C or better (minimum 30 credits), or
  • High School Graduation Diploma including transcripts of grades and 3 Advanced Placement Tests with grade 3 or better.

Documents to be uploaded:

All applicants must upload scanned copies of their supporting documents into the application portal, please name your uploaded files as suggested in the tables below.

Required document Description
Copy of passport or ID card

Please note that only a copy of the ID-page is required. The passport must be valid for at least six months after your departure from Norway.

Name the pdf file passport or idcard

Documentation of name change (if applicable)

Documentation of name change must be uploaded if your name appears different in any document.

Name the pdf file namechange

Documentation of English language proficiency

Applicants with education from the USA are exempted.

Secondary education

What to submit How to submit

High School transcripts

 

AP exams

Upload a copy of the original transcripts of grades (year 9 - 12 or  year 10 - 12), name the pdf or jpg file secondarygrades

+

Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution (AP exams from College Board) to:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
c/o St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
USA

Alternatively, we accept official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts). If your institution offers this service, please specify UiO as a third party recipient and provide a valid weblink for verification. Document access information should be sent to iss@stolaf.edu

Higher education

What to submit How to submit

Transcript of records

 

final degree diploma (if applicable)

Upload copies of the original  transcripts/certificates/Diplomas, name the pdf or jpg file universitygrades and if a Diploma universitydiploma

+

Transcripts must be sent directly from the issuing institution to:

International Summer School
University of Oslo
c/o St. Olaf College
1520 St. Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN 55057-1098
USA

Alternatively, we accept official electronic transcripts (e-transcripts). If your institution offers this service, please specify UiO as a third party recipient and provide a valid weblink for verification. Document access information should be sent to iss@stolaf.edu

Statement of purpose

Required document Description
Statement of purpose

Your statement of purpose should be one page, typed, double spaced (max. 400 words). Tell us why the course is important to you, how it helps you fulfill future goals or how it relates to your current studies or employment. Briefly state your personal qualities that make you a good representative of your country.

Name the file statement

Important about documentation:

  • Upload documents preferably in PDF or JPG format in the online application portal (Søknadsweb) by the application deadline.
  • Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  • You are responsible for uploading all required documentation, as well as ensuring that it is uploaded within the application deadline. As it may take several weeks for institutions and test centres to provide transcripts and/or test scores, please arrange for these documents to be issued as soon as possible.
  • You are liable for your uploaded documents, i.e. that they represent true and unaltered information.
  • Wrongful or misleading information may lead to dismissal and loss of right to study, according to § 7 of Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo.
  • Submission of fraudulent documents is illegal, and will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
  • A random selection of students can be asked to present their original documents before starting their studies.
  • Please note that we maintain the right to contact institutions, firms, associations and government agencies for the purpose of explanation and/or verification of uploaded documents.

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Need help?

See our guide to the application portal.

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The International Summer School

Published Nov. 12, 2020 9:36 AM - Last modified Jan. 4, 2021 11:38 AM