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Equivalency Options

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Students intending to attend a Jordanian university or gain certain professional licenses in Jordan can obtain a certificate of Tawjihi equivalency in lieu of taking the national Tawjihi examination.

Notes to take into consideration: 

  • A-Level Arabic is counted as an AP exam
  • AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics are considered two separate exams
  • An AP exam and a SAT exam of the same subject are considered two different exams (e.g. AP Chemistry and SAT Chemistry are counted as two different exams)
  • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics are considered as the same exam
  • AP Physics B and AP Physics C are considered as the same exam
  • SAT Math I and SAT Math II are considered two different exams
  • SAT Biology E and SAT Biology M are considered as the same exam

AP Capstone Diploma Equivalency

The Certificates Equivalency Committee of Jordan’s Ministry of Education has approved issuing an equivalency of AP Capstone Diploma to the Jordanian General Secondary School Certificate if students meet the following requirements: 

  • Successful completion of American High School/12th grade 
  • Successfully obtaining the AP Capstone Diploma 
  • Minimum grade of 3 
  • To obtain the equivalency for the Science stream, students must complete two scientific subjects. 
  • The above will take effect as of the 2014/2015 academic year. 

American High School Diploma Equivalency    

To obtain equivalency, students must complete one of the following examination options, in addition to the school’s requirements, by the time of their graduation:

Option 1 A combined total of seven advanced placement (AP) exams and/or SAT II exams with scores of at least 3 on each AP, and at least 450 on each SAT II.  
Option 2 Five advanced placement (AP) exams, with scores of at least 3 on each.
Option 3 Seven SAT II exams, with a score of at least 450 on each exam.  

 

Notes on Option 1-3:

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi Science Stream for options 1-3, students must take three SAT II science subjects and obtain a minimum score of 450 or three AP science subjects including Math SAT II level IIC or AP Calculus and obtain a minimum a score of 3 out of 5.

To calculate the Tawjihi equivalency GPA for students opting for these options, the Ministry of Education will combine 50 percent of the 12th grade GPA and 50 percent of the results on SAT II and/or AP exams. 

Option 4

Four AP exams only

Tawjihi Science Stream Equivalency:

  • Take AP Calculus or AP Physics or AP Chemistry or AP Biology in addition to another scientific AP exam and obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 5.
  • Achieve a score of three or higher on any other two AP exams.

Tawjihi Literary Stream Equivalency:

  • Take any four literary AP exams and obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 5 or Arabic (A-level or IB BS or B or Tawjihi level three or four, obtaining a minimum score of D in the A-level or 50% in the Tawjihi exam). 
Option 5

Three AP Exams and Two SAT II Exams

Tawjihi Science Stream Equivalency:

  • Take AP Calculus or AP Physics or AP Chemistry or AP Biology in addition to another scientific AP exam and obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 5.
  • Achieve a score of three or higher on any other AP exam.
  • Take any two SAT II exams available and obtain a minimum score of 450.

Tawjihi Literary Stream Equivalency:

  • Take any three literary AP exams and obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 5 or Arabic (A-level or IB BS or B or Tawjihi level three or four, obtaining a minimum score of D in the A-level or 50% in the Tawjihi Exam).
  • Take any two SAT II exams available and obtain a minimum score of 450. 
Option 6

Two AP Exams and Four SAT II Exams

Tawjihi Science Stream Equivalency:

  • Take AP Calculus or AP Physics or AP Chemistry or AP Biology in addition to another scientific AP exam and obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 5.
  • Take any four SAT II exams available and obtain a minimum score of 450.

Tawjihi Literary Stream Equivalency:

  • Take any two literary AP Exam and obtain a minimum score of 3 out of 5 or Arabic (A-level or IB BS or B or Tawjihi level three or four, obtaining a minimum score of D in the A-level or 50% in the Tawjihi exam). Take any four SAT II exams available and obtain a minimum score of 450.

 

Notes on Option 4-6:

To calculate the Tawjihi equivalency GPA for students opting for these options, the Ministry of Education will count the results on the SAT II and/or AP exams only.

AP Grades are calculated as follows:

5= 98%
4= 88%
3= 77%

Students may repeat the same subject exams between AP exams and SAT II exams.


*Equivalency Updates*

New Equivalency Options 

The Ministry of Education in Jordan has approved the following new options for the Tawjihi Equivalency dated November 13, 2017

* ACT Exam is accredited by the Ministry of Education in Amman and will be included as equivalent to Tawjihi based on the following Options:

  1. ACT + 4 SAT II Subject Tests
  2. ACT + 3 Advanced Placement Tests
  3. 4 Advanced Placement Tests
  4. 3 Advanced Placement Tests + 2 SAT II Subject Tests
  5. 2 Advanced Placement Tests + 4 SAT II Subject Tests

* The stream (Arts or Science) will be determined based on the tests completed successfully by the student.

* If a student has completed and passed the Arabic, Islamic Religion and Jordan Culture exams, those could replace SAT II subject tests.

* The Final percentage will be calculated as follows:

  • 40% from ACT exam grade
  • 60% from SAT II and/or AP exam grades.

*School grades will not be included in the averaging of the final percentage calculated in the Tawjihi Equivalency.

* Previous options will continue to be available for equivalency.

Equivalency with University Degrees 

Students who graduate from ACS, can obtain the Tawjihi equivalency by submitting the American High School Diploma obtained from ACS along with the university BS/BA or Masters Degree from an accredited university approved by the Ministry of Education. 

Please note that the above information is provided by the Ministry of Education (MOE), and is subject to change without notice. ACS Amman will strive to keep this information current as we become aware of changes in these regulations.

You can also visit the MOE’s website for further clarification.

For more information, please email: khajjiri@acsamman.edu.jo