German Abitur

German Abitur credit is well-established and internationally recognized. The seven-year Gymnasium program leads to German Abitur credit that provides documentation of achievement that may qualify a student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for German Abitur coursework if certain requirements are met. Credit awarded by another college or university for German Abitur coursework is not transferable without proper documentation. Official German Abitur examination scores must be submitted to the office of admission. Transfer credit from all sources (including the German Abitur) may not exceed 90 quarter hours. A policy regarding completion of German Abitur testing after six years of study at a Gymnasium has not yet been established.

Course subject

Minimum grade

SCAD equivalent

German 10 General education or free elective
English 10 General education or free elective
French 10 General education or free elective
Spanish 10 General education or free elective
History 10 General education or free elective

Geography 10 General education or free elective
Social Studies/Politics/
Economics
10 Social/behavioral science requirement or general education or free elective
Mathematics 10 MATH 201 Applied Mathematics or
general education or free elective
Physics 10 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Biology 10 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.
Chemistry 10 Accepted as general education elective or free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement.