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Country Scales — 2017-18

This guide is used for evaluation purposes by the George Mason University Office of International Admissions and is supplied here for reference only. Meeting the requirements listed here does not necessarily indicate that a student will qualify for admission to George Mason University or INTO George Mason University.

When referring to the following guides, be aware that this is not inclusive of all grading requirements. Grading systems and educational structures vary widely around the world and we evaluate each application individually to determine if the applicant meets the standards for success at George Mason University.

Please also be aware that requirements by country are updated and adjusted appropriately throughout an academic year and might not be current.

Country

Mason Undergraduate Pathway

International Baccalaureate

24, average grades of 4 or higher, if by individual grades

IGCSE / A level

2 A- level passes with 1 C and 1 D or better; 2 AS-level may be substitute for 1 A-level (grades D or better)

IGCSE / O level

5 subjects with 3 grades C or better and 2 grades D or better. Subjects must include Math, English, SS and Science

Azerbaijan

Minimum 3.5 out of 5 or 65%

Bahrain

General Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 60%

Bangladesh

SSC+Polytechnic Diploma or HSC/Intermediate Certificate with minimum 50%

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with minimum 6.5 out of 10

Cameroon

See GCE O-levels and A-levels or Upper Secondary with Baccalauréat de l'Eseignement Secondaire with minimum 10 out of 20

China

Senior High School Graduation Diploma or Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate with minimum 65% (4 point scale) or 75% (5 point scale)

Colombia

Bachiller with minimum 7.5 out of 10

France

Baccalaureat with minimum 11 out of 20

Gambia

WAEC or SSC with 5 subjects passed with minimum grade C6 (English, Math, SS and Science)

Georgia

Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestasi or Sashualo Skolis Atestati with 6.0 out of 10, 4.0 out of 7.0 or 3.5 out of 5.0

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife with minimum 4.0 out of 6.0 or 7.0 out of 15.0

Hong Kong

Pass HKDSE with at least five academic subjects of which four should be core Category A subjects with level 2 or higher

India

STD X (SSC) and XII (HSSC) or STD X (SSC) + Intermediate Examination or STD X (SSC) + Diploma with minimum 50% or C1

Indonesia

Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas minimum 6 out of 10 or 2.5 out of 4.0

Iran

Diplom with minimum 12 out of 20

Italy

Senior High School Graduate Diploma, Diploma di Maturitaa, Diploma di Perito with minimum 6.5 out of 10

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho with minimum 3.5 out of 5.0

Kazakhstan

Attestat with minimum 3.5 out of 5.0, 2.5 out of 4.0 or 75 out of 100

Kenya

KCSE with minimum 6.0 out of 12 (Math, English, SS and Science)

Kuwait

Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama with minimum 70

Kyrgyzstan

Attestat with minimum 3.5 out of 5.0

Libya

Secondary Education Certificate with minimum 65% 

Macau

Based on education system the school follows

Malaysia

SPM with minimum 5 subjects passed with minimum 3 grades C and 2 grades D (English, Math, SS and Science)

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with minimum 7.5 out of 10

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with minimum 3.0 out of 5.0 or 75 out of 100

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A with minimum of 45% or 3.0 out of 5.0

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate or Secondary Leave Certificate + Proficiency Certificate, Intermediate Certificate with minimum 50% 

Nigeria

WAEC or SSC with minimum five subjects passed with 3 grades of 6/C and 2 grades of 7/D (English, Math, SS and Science)

Pakistan

SSC and HSC, HSSC or Intermediate with minimum 50% 

Qatar

Al-Thanawaya Aama with minimum 60% 

Russia

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum 3.5 out of 5.0

South Korea

High School Certificate with minimum 75% or ranking 6

Saudi Arabia

Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat with minimum 70

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O'level exam with 5 academic subjects passed with minimum of 3 grades of A-D and no more than 2 Es

South Africa

NSC with minimum 55%

Spain

Titulo de Bachillerato with minimum 5.5 out of 10

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg with minimum 3.0 out of 5.0

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma with minimum 65%

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education or East Africa GCE "O" levels with 5 subjects passed, 3 grades of 4/D and 2 grades of 5/E (English, Math, SS and Science)

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education, Matayom VI with minimum 65% 

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi with minimum 5.5 out of 10, 60 out of 100 or 3.5 out of 5.0

Uzbekistan

O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma with Attestat with minimum 3.5 out of 5.0

Venezuela

Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades with minimum 12 out of 20

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong with minimum 6.5 out of 10

Zimbabwe

GCE "O" levels with 5 subjects passed with grades of 6/C (English, Math, SS and Science)


Country

Mason Undergraduate Direct Entry

International Baccalaureate

30, average grades of 4 or higher, if by individual grades

IGCSE / A level

2 A- level passes with grades C or better; 2 AS-level may be substitute for 1 A-level (grades C or better)

IGCSE / O level

5 subjects with grades A to C. Subjects must include Math, English, SS and Science

Azerbaijan

Minimum 4.0 out of 5 or 70%

Bahrain

General Certificate of Secondary Education with minimum 70%

Bangladesh

SSC+Polytechnic Diploma or HSC/Intermediate Certificate with minimum 60%

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio with minimum 7.0 out of 10

Cameroon

See GCE O-levels and A-levels or Upper Secondary with Baccalauréat de l'Eseignement Secondaire with minimum 12 out of 20

China

Senior High School Graduation Diploma or Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate with minimum 75% (4 point scale) or 80% (5 point scale)

Colombia

Bachiller with minimum 8.0 out of 10

France

Baccalaureat with minimum 12 out of 20

Gambia

WAEC or SSC with 5 subjects passed, no grade below C6 and no more than 2 Cs (English, Math, SS and Science)

Georgia

Sashualo Ganatlebis Atestasi or Sashualo Skolis Atestati with 7.0 out of 10, 5.0 out of 7.0 or 4.0 out of 5.0

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife or Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife with minimum 2.0 out of 6.0 or 10 out of 15.0

Hong Kong

Pass HKDSE with at least five academic subjects of which four should be core Category A subjects with level 3 or higher

India

STD X (SSC) and XII (HSSC) or STD X (SSC) + Intermediate Examination or STD X (SSC) + Diploma with minimum 60% or C1

Indonesia

Sekolah Menengah Unum Tingkat Atas minimum 7.0 out of 10 or 3.0 out of 4.0

Iran

Diplom with minimum 14 out of 20

Italy

Senior High School Graduate Diploma, Diploma di Maturitaa, Diploma di Perito with minimum 7.0 out of 10

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0

Kazakhstan

Attestat with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0, 3.0 out of 4.0 or 80 out of 100

Kenya

KCSE with minimum 8.0 out of 12 (Math, English, SS and Science)

Kuwait

Shahadat-Al-Thanawia-Al-A'ama with minimum 80

Kyrgyzstan

Attestat with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0

Libya

Secondary Education Certificate with minimum 75% 

Macau

Based on education system the school follows

Malaysia

SPM with minimum 5 subjects passed, no grades below C and no more than 2 Cs (English, Math, SS and Science)

Mexico

Certificado de Bachillerato with minimum 8.0 out of 10

Mongolia

School Leaving Certificate (Gerchilgee) with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0 or 80 out of 100

Myanmar

Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A with minimum of 50% or 4.0 out of 5.0

Nepal

Higher Secondary Certificate or Secondary Leave Certificate + Proficiency Certificate, Intermediate Certificate with minimum 60% 

Nigeria

WAEC or SSC with minimum five subjects passed with no grades below 6/C and no more than 2 Cs (English, Math, SS and Science)

Pakistan

SSC and HSC, HSSC or Intermediate with minimum 60% 

Qatar

Al-Thanawaya Aama with minimum 70% 

Russia

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0

South Korea

High School Certificate with minimum 80% or ranking 4

Saudi Arabia

Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat with minimum 80

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O'level exam with 5 academic subjects passed with minimum A-D and 2 H2 subject passed with A-D grades

South Africa

NSC with minimum 60%

Spain

Titulo de Bachillerato with minimum 6.0 out of 10

Sweden

Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma with minimum 75%

Tanzania

Certificate of Secondary Education or East Africa GCE "O" levels with 5 subjects passed with 4/D (English, Math, SS and Science)

Thailand

Certificate of Secondary Education, Matayom VI with minimum 70% 

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi with minimum 7.0 out of 10, 70 out of 100 or 4.0 out of 5.0

Uzbekistan

O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma with Attestat with minimum 4.0 out of 5.0

Venezuela

Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades with minimum 13 out of 20

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong with minimum 7.0 out of 10

Zimbabwe

GCE "O" levels with 5 subjects passed with grades of 4/B (English, Math, SS and Science)