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For example, if I am a current undergraduate student, does that mean my highest qualification is "undergraduate degree" or should it be my high school (12th grade)?

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    Since you are an undergraduate student, you have not yet completed that qualification, so your highest qualification is your High School certificate. – Reinstate Monica Jul 23 at 6:43
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Highest qualification means the most advanced (i.e., highest) academic award (e.g., high school, bachelor's degree, master's degree) that you've been granted (i.e., completed).

So,

if I am a current undergraduate student, does that mean my highest qualification is "undergraduate degree" or should it be my high school (12th grade)?

A current undergraduate student has not yet been granted that undergraduate degree, so the student's highest degree is from high school (assuming no other relevant qualifications).

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    I think "advanced" is a better word than "significant" (which is relatively subjective after all). – Allure Jul 22 at 23:52
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    @Allure Edited. – user2768 Jul 23 at 10:14
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    Perhaps this should be contrasted with "highest education attained", which job application forms often ask about. In that case the answers can include e.g. "some high school", "some college" or "some graduate school". – Anyon Jul 23 at 11:11

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