Credit by Exam: Abitur - Certificate of General University Maturity

The University awards credit for the successful completion of the Hochschulreife with a Durchschnittsnote (average grade) of 1 (sehr gut/very good) or 2 (gut/good). Additionally, individual subject grades of 10-15 on the 15 point scale must be earned for credit.

NOTE: Students may only receive advanced standing once for a particular George Mason University course. Duplicate transfer credit will not be awarded.

Subject Grade GMU Course Semester Hours
Biology* 10-15 BIOL 103 & 104 8
Chemistry* 10-15 CHEM 211-212 8
English* 10-15 ENGH 100 3
French* 10-15 FREN 350 3
German 10-15 GERM 310 & 325 6
History* 10-15 HIST 314 3
Physics* 10-15 PHYS 103 & 104 8
Social Studies* 10-15 HIST 100 3

*Credit awarded based upon Qualification in the tested classes (Qualifikation Im Prufungsbereich) for the Abitur.