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INTO South Florida University Country Scales — 2017-18

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

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 the University of South Florida.

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.

Country

USF Undergraduate Direct Entry

USA 

3.0 out of 4.0 

International Baccalaureate 

IB Diploma with minimum score of 27.

IGCSE / O Level* 

5 academic subjects with 3.0 average based on scale noted below. Subjects must include Math, English, Science, a second language, and an elective.

GCE / A Level /AS Level*

A 3.0 average based on scale noted below on A Level and/or AS Level if applicable. Must meet IGCSE/O Level requirements.

Azerbaijan 

4 out of 5 or 70/100% Certificate of General Secondary Education

Bahrain 

65/100%, Shehaadat al- thaanawiya al-‘aama, General Education Leaving Certificate

Bangladesh 

55/100% or Second division Diploma or HSC (Higher Secondary Certificate) 

Brazil 

7 out of 10 or 70/100%, Certificado de Conclusao do Ensino Medio 

China 

80/100% on five-scale system, Senior Secondary School Certificate

Colombia 

8 out of 10.0 scale or a 3.7 out 5, Titulo de Bachiller Academico

Ecuador

80%/100, Bachillerato 

France 

12 out of 20, Baccalauréat de ľEnseignement de Second Degré/ Baccalauréat Général; General Baccalaureate

Gambia 

WAEC or SSC with an average of a B3 

Germany 

2 out of 6 or 10 out of 15, Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur (Certificate of Overall Maturity for Higher) or Zeugnis of Fachhochschulreife 

Ghana 

WAEC or SSC with an average of a B3

Hong Kong 

HKDSE: pass at least 5 academic subjects with level 3 or higher. Academic subjects include English, Chinese, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science.

India 

50/100% scale or B2 or higher for CBSE or 4 Pass with Credit for CISCE ; HSC; HSSC; all India and Delhi Senior School Certificate or Indian School Certificate Examination

Indonesia 

7 out of 10, Surat Tanda Tamat Belajar Sekolah Menengah Umum Tingkat Atas (STTB- SMA)

Iran

14 out of 20, Peesh-daneshgahii Pre-University Certificate 

Italy 

7 out of 10 for academic subjects and 76/100% for exam results, Diploma, Diploma di Maturita, Diploma di Esame di Stato 

Japan 

4 out of 5 scale, Certificate Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shosho 

Jordan 

70/100%, General Secondary Education Certificate, Tawjihi

Kazakhstan 

4 out of 5 or 80/100%, Attestat 

Kenya 

8 out of 12 or B- on the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education 

Kuwait 

80/100%, Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A'ama

Kyrgyzstan 

4 out of 5, Attestat 

Malaysia 

3.0 out of 4.0, SPM B, STPM B, B6 UEC 

Mauritius

A 3.0 average based on scale noted below on A Level and/or AS Level if applicable. Must meet IGCSE/O Level requirements.

Mexico 

8 out of 10, Certificado de Bachillerato o Preparatoria 

Myanmar 

50/100% or 4 out of 5, Basic Education Standard X Examination Diploma A

Netherlands 

7 out of 10, HAVO Diploma; Diploma of Senior General Secondary education and VWO Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs;
Diploma of University Preparatory Education (IERF) 

Nigeria 

WAEC or SSC with an average of B3 

Oman 

80/100%, General Secondary School Certificate Thanawiya Amma 

Pakistan 

50/100%, SSC and HSC, HSSC or intermediate 

Qatar 

751/1000 or 70/100%, General Secondary school certificate, Al-Thanawiya Aama Qatari

Romania 

7 out of 10, Diploma de Baccalaureat (academic) 

Russia 

4 out of 5, Attestat, Certificate of Complete General Secondary Education 

Saudi Arabia 

75/100%, General Secondary Education Certificate Shahadat Al- Marhalat Al-Thanawiyyat 

South Africa 

5 National Senior Certificate

South Korea 

Rank 4, Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo Graduation Certificate or Senior High School Diploma 

Taiwan 

70/100%, Senior High School Diploma 

Tanzania 

A 3.0 average based on scale noted below on A Level and/or AS Level if applicable. Must meet IGCSE/O Level requirements.

Thailand 

70/100% Certificate of Secondary Education, Matayom VI 

Turkey 

60/100% or 3 out of 5  Grading scale effective 2013 or 3.5 out of 5 prior to 2013 General Secondary School Diploma, Lise Diplomasi 

UAE 

80/100%, General Secondary Education 

United Kingdom

A 3.0 average based on scale noted below on A Level and/or AS Level if applicable. Must meet IGCSE/O Level requirements.

Ukraine

4 out of 5 or 7 out of 12, Atestat pro Povnu Zagal’nu Seredniu Osvitu

Uzbekistan 

4 out of 5, O'rta Ma'lumot To'g'risida Shahodatnoma 

Venezuela 

13 out of 20, Bachillerato en Ciencias/Humanidades 

Vietnam 

7 out of 10, Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 

Zimbabwe 

Must meet IGCSE/O level requirements above or Zimsec 4

*Scale for IGCSE / O Level / AS Level / A Level is: A*=5, A=4, B=3, C=3, D=2, E=2, F or below=0