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Country Scales — 2017-18

This guide is used for evaluation purposes by the OSU 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 Oregon State University or INTO Oregon State 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 Oregon State University.

Please also be aware that requirements by country are updated and adjusted appropriately throughout an academic year and might not be current in this brochure. For a more recent list of country evaluation scales and graduate-level scales, please visit OSU's website.

Country

OSU Undergraduate 3-Term Pathway

GCSE/IGCSE O Levels

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

GCE A Levels

Advanced Level - 2 subjects with 1 grade of C and 1 grade of D, and meet the GCSE or GCE ‘O’ Level requirements.       

IB Diploma

IB Diploma w/minimum score of 24; Average grades of 4 or higher (1-7) if by individual courses.

Azerbaijan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma with an average of 3.5 on a 5-point scale

Bahrain

Secondary School Leaving Certificate or General Certificate of Secondary Education. An average of 55% out of 100%.

Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate & Higher Secondary Certificate result cards issued by Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, with average of 45% out of 100%.

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusão do Ensino Medio with an average of 6.50 out of 10 or 65% out of 100%.

Cameroon

GCSE O Level with 3 grades of C and 2 grades of D. Or Baccalaureat de L'Enseignement Secondaire with average of 11 out of 20. 

Canada

Each province is different

China P.R.

Senior High School Graduation Diploma or Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate-Transcripts from grades 10-12. An average of 75% out of 100%

Colombia

Completion of Secondary Education - Bachiller. An average of 7.0 on a 10 point scale.

Cyprus

Apolytirio Lykeiou (School Leaving Certificate- Greek) or Lise Diplomasi (Turkish). Average of 15 out of 20 (Southern Cyprus) or 6 out of 10 (Northern Cyprus).

Ecuador

Secondary School Diploma - Bachillerato. An average of 7.5 on a 10 point scale.

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife, with average of 3 out of 6 (grade 1 is high) or 7 out of 15 (grade 15 high).

Ghana

West African School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with 5 subjects and average of 5.0 where grade 1 is high. Subjects must include English, math, and science. 

Hong Kong

HKDSE with 4 core subjects (Chinese, English, Mathematics, and Liberal Studies) and 1 elective subject with Level 2 or higher in each subject.

India

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Cert (HSC) with an average of 50% out of 100%. 

Indonesia

SMA or STTB with grades for Years 10-12 and an average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale OR 65% out of 100%

Iran

Completion of the Diplom including Pre-University year. An average of 13 on a 20 point scale. 

Italy

Diploma di Maturita/Diploma di Perito indicating all exams taken, with an average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale or 40% out of 60%. 

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (grades 10-12) with an average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or 3.5 on a 5 point scale.

Jordan

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) with an average of 65% out of 100%.

Kazakhstan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma  - Attestation of Complete Secondary Education An average of 3.5 on a 5 point scale

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. 8 subjects with an average of C+ or better or 7 on a 12 point scale.

Kuwait

 High School (grades 10-12) and completion of General Secondary Education Certificate 75% out of 100%. 

Kyrgyzstan

General Certificate of Secondary Education. An average of 3.5 on a 5 point grading scale.

Malaysia

SPM - Require 5 subjects with an average of C+. Subjects must include Math, English, and Science

Morocco

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Diplome du Baccalaureat, Attestation, General Certificate of Education. An average of 11.5 on a 20 point scale

Myanmar

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - BESE Matriculation. An average grade of 45% out of 100% or 3.5 on a grading scale of 5.0

Netherlands

Senior High School Graduation Diploma/Senior General Education Secondary Certificate with transcripts, and average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale. 

Nigeria

West African School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with 5 subjects and average of 5.0 where grade 1 is high. Subjects must include English, math, and science.  

Oman

General Secondary School Certificate. 73% out of 100% 

Pakistan

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Cert (HSC) with an average of 50% out of 100%. 

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari - General Secondary School Certificate. An average of 70% out of 100%

Russia

Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obschem Obrazovanii - Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education. An average of 3.5 on a 5 point scale.

Saudi Arabia

Examination results for the General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC),  75% out of 100% 

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O Level with 5 subjects and an aggregate score of 32.5 or less. Subjects must include English, math and science.

South Africa

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Senior Certificate with an average of 55% out of 100% or an average of 3.5 on a 6 point scale.

South Korea

High School (grades 10-12). 75% out of 100% OR 2.5 on a 4.0 scale OR a rank of 5.0 or lower out of 9.0 (grade 1 is high).

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma. 65% out of 100% OR 2.50 on a 4.0 scale.

Tanzania

EAGCE with 3 Grades of C or better and 2 grades of D  and must include English, Math and Science.

Thailand

Certificate of Upper Secondary Education/(Matavom VI). 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 65% out of 100%

The Gambia

West African School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with 5 subjects and average of 5.0 where grade 1 is high. Subjects must include English, math, and science. 

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi/Secondary Diploma with average of 6.5 on a 10 point scale or 3.5 on a 5 point scale or 63% out of 100%. 

Ukraine

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate (Atestat) with average of 3.5 on a 5 point scale or 6.5 out of 12.

United Arab Emirates

General Secondary Education Diploma with an average of 75% out of 100% or a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale.

United Kingdom

GCSE O Level with 5 subjects and 3 grades of C and 2 grades of D. Subjects must include English, math and science.

United States of America

High School Diploma with a 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale

Uzbekistan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Attestat - Certificate of Secondary Education. An average of 3.5 on a 5 point scale.

Venezuela

Senior High School Graduation Diploma/Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades. An average of 12 on a 20 point scale.

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc - Diploma of completion of Secondary School (Upper). An average of 6.5 on a 10.0 point scale.

Zimbabwe

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level, 5 subjects with an average of 5.0 (grade 1 is high). Subjects must include English, Math and Science.


Country

OSU Direct Entry and 1-, 2-Term Pathway

GCSE/IGCSE O Levels

5 subjects with grades of C or better. Subjects must include Math, English, Science, and 2 electives.

GCE A Levels

Advanced Level - 2 subjects with grades of C or better, and meet the GCSE or GCE ‘O’ Level requirements. 

IB Diploma

IB Diploma with minimum score of 26. Average grades of 5 or higher (1-7) if by individual courses.

Azerbaijan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma with an average of 4.0 on a 5 point scale

Bahrain

Secondary School Leaving Certificate or General Certificate of Secondary Education. An average of 60% out of 100%.

Bangladesh

Secondary School Certificate & Higher Secondary Certificate result cards issued by Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education, with average of 50% out of 100%.

Brazil

Certificado de Conclusao de Segundo Grau with an average 7.0 out of 10 or 70% out of 100%. 

Cameroon

GCSE O Level with 5 grades of C or better. Or Baccalaureat de L'Enseignement Secondaire with average of 12 out of 20.

Canada

Each Province is different

China P.R.

Senior High School Graduation Diploma or Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate-Transcripts from grades 10-12. An average of 80% out of 100%

Colombia

Completion of Secondary Education - Bachiller. An average of 7.5 on a 10-point scale.

Cyprus

Apolytirio Lykeiou (School Leaving Certificate- Greek) or Lise Diplomasi (Turkish). Average of 16 out of 20 (Southern Cyprus) or 7 out of 10 (Northern Cyprus).

Ecuador

Secondary School Diploma - Bachillerato. An average of 8 on a 10-point scale (Buena/Good).

Germany

Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Zeugnis der Fachhochschulreife, with average of 2 out of 6 (grade 1 is high) or 10 out of 15 (grade 15 high).

Ghana

West African School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with 5 subjects and average of 3.0 where grade 1 is high. Subjects must include English, math, and science. 

Hong Kong

HKDSE with 4 core subjects (Chinese, English, Mathematics, and Liberal Studies) and 1 elective subject with Level 3 or higher in each subject.

India

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Cert (HSC) with an average of 60% out of 100%. 

Indonesia

SMA or STTB with Grades for Years 10-12 and an average of 7 on a 10 point scale or 70% out of 100%

Iran

Completion of the Diplom including Pre-University year. An average of 14 on a 20 point scale. 

Italy

Diploma di Maturita/Diploma di Perito indicating all exams taken, with an average of 7 on a 10 point scale or 44% out of 60%. 

Japan

Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate (grades 10-12) with an average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 4.0 on a 5 point scale.

Jordan

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) with an average of 70% out of 100%.

Kazakhstan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Attestation of Complete Secondary Education. An average of 4 (Good) on a scale of 5.0

Kenya

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. 8 subjects with an average of 8.0 on a 12 point scale.

Kuwait

High School (grades 10-12) and completion of General Secondary Education Certificate 80% out of 100%. 

Kyrgyzstan

General Certificate of Secondary Education. An average of 4 on a 5 point grading scale.

Malaysia

SPM - Require 5 subjects with an average of B. Subjects must include Math, English and Science

Morocco

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Diplome du Baccalaureat, Attestation, General Certificate of Education. An average of 12 on a 20-point scale

Myanmar

Senior High School  Graduation Diploma BESE Matriculation An Average grade of 50% out of 100% or a 4.0 on a grading scale of 5.0.

Netherlands

Senior High School Graduation Diploma/Senior General Education Secondary Certificate with transcripts, and average of 7.0 on a 10-point scale. 

Nigeria

West African School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with 5 subjects and average of 3.0 where 1 is high. Subjects must include English, Math and Science. 

Oman

Thanawiya Amma/General Secondary School Certificate; 80% out of 100% 

Pakistan

Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary School Cert (HSC) with an average of 60% out of 100%. 

Qatar

Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari - General Secondary School Certificate.; 75% out of 100%.

Russia

Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obschem Obrazovanii - Certificate of Secondary (Complete) General Education. An average of 4 on a 5 point scale.

Saudi Arabia

Shahadat Al-Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat/General Secondary Education Certificate (GSEC); 80% out of 100%

Singapore

Singapore-Cambridge GCE O Level with 5 subjects and an aggregate score of 30 or less. Subjects must include English, Math and Science.

South Africa

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Senior Certificate with an average of 60% out of 100% or an average of 4.0 on a 6 point scale.

South Korea

High School (grades 10-12). 80% out of 100% OR 3.0 on a 4.0 scale OR a rank of 4.0 or lower out of 9.0 (grade 1 is high).

Taiwan

Senior High School Diploma. 70% out of 100% or 3.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale 

Tanzania

EAGCE in 5 subjects with grades of C or Better and must include English, Math and Science

Thailand

Certificate of Upper Secondary Education/(Matayom VI);  3.00 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 70% out of 100% 

The Gambia

West African School Certificate of Education (WAEC) with 5 subjects and average of 3.0 where grade 1 is high. Subjects must include English, math, and science.  

Turkey

Lise Diplomasi/Secondary Diploma with average of 7.0 on a 10 point scale or 4.0 on a 5 point scale or 70% out of 100%. 

Ukraine

Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education or Matriculation Certificate (Atestat) with average of 4.0 on a 5 point scale or 7.0 out of 12.

United Arab Emirates

General Secondary Education Diploma with an average of 80% out of 100% or a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale. 

United Kingdom

GCSE O Level with 5 subjects with grades of C or better. Subjects must include English, math and science. 

United States of America

High School Diploma with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale

Uzbekistan

Senior High School Graduation Diploma - Attestat - Certificate of Secondary Education with an average of 4 on a 5-point scale (Good).

Venezuela

Senior High School Graduation Diploma/Bachiller en Ciencias/Humanidades. An average of 13 on a 20 scale.

Vietnam

Bang Tot Nghiep Pho Thong Trung Hoc - Diploma of completion of Secondary School (Upper). An average of 7.0 on 10.0 scale.

Zimbabwe

General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level, 5 subjects with an average of 4.0 (grade 1 is high). Subjects must include English, Math and Science.