Based on the latest information ACS has received from the Ministry of Education in regard to Tawjihi equivalency options for ACS students, the following information is available:
- What is the Tawjihi? Is it only required for Jordanians?
- When can I start the equivalency process?
- Will the school be doing the equivalency for me?
- Do I need to do the Tawjihi equivalency if I am planning to study in a Jordanian university?
- If I do not want to study in a Jordanian university, do I still need to do the equivalency? And can I do it after I graduate from a university outside of Jordan?
- What is the difference between Tawjihi Literary Stream and a Tawjihi Science Stream?
- When should I start taking the SAT II; Subject Tests, and Advanced Placement Courses? Can I take all the SAT II; Subject Tests in one year?
- If I take AP Physics and SAT II Physics will it be considered as 2 different subjects?
- Are AP Micro Economics and AP Macro Economics considered as 2 different subjects?
- Are SAT II Math 1 and Math 2 considered as 2 different subjects?
- If a student took AP World History and AP US History, will they be considered as 2 different subjects?
- If I chose one of the options 4-6, what other exams will I need to take?
- When do I need to take the Arabic/Religion and General Culture tests, is it only in 12th grade?
- Where do I get the books?
- Will the grades be in percentages or in letter grades? Will the results be included in the equivalency?
- If I am taking Arabic A level, will I be able to replace it with one of the AP or SAT subjects?
- Do I have to take the General Culture/Religion/ Arabic tests?
- Will my school grades be included in the equivalency?
- Will all my high school grades (9-12) be included in the equivalency?
- What papers do I need to take with me to do the equivalency?
- What are my options for the Tawjihi Equivalency?
- Are AP Physics and AP Calculus considered as 2 different subjects?
Tawjihi is the Jordanian general secondary examination taken by Jordanian students at the end of a high school education. Students who pass are awarded the Tawjihi - Jordanian General Secondary School Certificate. The equivalency is required for Jordanian students or foreign students who plan to continue studying for their undergraduate and graduate degrees in Jordan.
It is highly recommended that all Jordanian students get the Tawjihi equivalency even if they do not plan on attending Jordanian universities. They will need it in the future to certify their university degrees from the Ministry of Higher Education. Also, students planning to study medicine or engineering will need the Tawjihi equivalency to join the relevant professional association in the future. However, students can wait until they earn their university degree provided that they have fulfilled the requirements for Tawjihi equivalency.
AP Exams: If prepared, students can consider the following:
- In grade 10: AP World History
- In grade 11: one or more AP Course; AP US History, AP Statistics, AP Physics.
- In grade 12: one or more AP Course; AP Economics, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP Calculus, AP English Literature. AP World Languages and AP Studio Art can be taken when a student is prepared in grade 10, 11, or 12
SAT II Subject tests: Students can consider taking SAT II Subject tests in 10th grade.
Students are advised to take SAT II Subject test at the time, or directly after, they’ve taken the same course during the school year. For example in grade 10, students are advised to take Biology and World History SAT II Subject tests. In grades 11 and 12, student must consider taking Mathematics Levels 1 & 2, U.S. History, and Sciences like Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics. SAT II Subject Test in Literature can be considered in grade 12. The SAT II Subject tests in Language can be taken during grades 10 ,11, and 12.
- Attendance letter from ACS that confirms 3 years enrollment in high school, and the completion of the credits required for acquiring the ACS High School Diploma.
- Original Official Transcript to be stamped at AMIDEAST first then at the Private Educational Directorate.
- Official copies of SAT II scores and AP scores stamped by AMIDEAST.
- Passport copies and ID.
- Filled in forms for equalization of degrees available from the Private Educational Directorate.