First Year Academics: Credit for Previous Study - Abitur
MIT recognizes and gives credit for high scores on certain Abitur examination scores as administered in various countries, based on appropriate documentation.
To receive final credit you must present your official Abitur certificate to UAAP Advanced Placement staff for copy and review. However, if all you have when you arrive on campus is a photocopy or other unofficial report, bring it to UAAP right away. Tentative credit can be recorded and used as a prerequisite for 8.02 and 18.02.
Here are credit policies for Abitur exam scores:
- Biology: No credit is given for Abitur examinations in Biology. To receive credit for 12 units of Introductory Biology (7.012), you must pass the Biology Advanced Standing Examination administered during Orientation.
- Chemistry: No credit is given for Abitur examinations in Chemistry. To receive credit for 12 units of Principles of Chemical Science (5.111), you must pass the Advanced Placement (Advanced Standing) exam administered during Orientation.
- Computer Science: No credit is given for Abitur Computer Science exams.
- Mathematics: For scores 10 through 15, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 18.01, Calculus I. For scores lower than 10, no credit is awarded.
If you are given 18.01 credit and then take 18.01A (a variation of 18.01) for review purposes, your 12 units of 18.01 credit will convert to 3 units of general elective credit. In addition, you will receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 18.01A.
If you take 18.014 (calculus with theory), your 18.01 credit will convert to 9 units of general elective credit. In addition, you will receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 18.014.
- Physics: For scores 13 through 15, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 8.01, Physics I. For scores lower than 13, no credit is awarded.
If you earn 8.01 credit and then enroll in 8.012 (the advanced version of 8.01), the 12 units of credit initially given for 8.01 will convert to 6 units of general elective credit. You will also receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 8.012.
- Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: Abitur credit cannot be used to satisfy any part of the HASS Requirement. However, each grade of 13 through 15 on an Abitur exam in fields designated Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences at MIT earns 9 general elective units. For grades lower than 13, no credit is given.
See also general information on the Credit for Previous Study page.
For information about the use of the Abitur in Admissions decisions, please visit http://www.mitadmissions.org/. UAAP cannot answer questions about qualifications for admission to MIT.