LMU Foreign Equivalencies

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International Baccalaureate

LMU may award up to 6 semester hours (up to 8 for lab-based science courses) for higher level passes for which a student scores 5 or above. Not all higher level examinations will yield advanced-standing credit.

From our course catalog: List of IB equivalencies

*GCE A Level Examination

6 semester units for each non-science A level exam; 8 semester units for each science exam with a lab component.

*GCE AS Level Examination

LMU gives no credit for AS levels.

*German Abitur

Up to 30 semester units distributed over the 4 final examinations: 9 semester units each for the 2 major exams and 6 semester units each for the 2 minor exams. Please note that final determinations about credit are at the college Dean’s discretion.

French Baccalaureate

High school equivalency for the general and technical baccalaureates

*Italian Matura

Under the old matura, 4 semester units for 4 specific subjects examined in the final year of studies.

*Swiss Maturity Certificate

6 semester units each for those exams that carry double credit on the Federal Maturity certificate; possible undergraduate admission status for the cantonal maturity certificate.

* Pending further research