Matriculation Diplomas |
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Matriculation tests that are recognized by the Technion |

AP |

OSSD |

IB |

BAC |

GCSE |

Matriculation Tests that are not recognized by the Technion |

**Admission of Candidates with Foreign Matriculation Diplomas that are Recognized by the Technion**

**These candidates must take the following tests:**

- The
**Israeli psychometric**test (**multi domain grade)**or the**SAT**or the**ACT** **Hebrew****knowledge**-**Yael test****English knowledge****A matriculation diploma****recognized by the Technion**

**AP Tests**

Applicants can apply to the Technion on the basis of **five AP tests with grades of 3 or more**, where, in addition:

**One AP**test must be**Calculus BC**with a**grade of 4 or 5.****Two**of the remaining four exams must be with a**grade of 4 or 5**from the**following list:****Biology |****Chemistry |****Computer Science A |****Physics C-****Electricity and Magnetism+ Mechanicsׂ ׂ**(All parts are compulsory. Physics 1 will not be included in the calculation of the average)**.ׁׁׁ**

**Note**

The AP grades are considered for **admission** to the Technion. They do not grant **Technion credits. **

**Conversion of AP Grades to Israeli matriculation (Bagrut) Grades**

The **AP** grades are converted into Israeli Bagrut grades in the following manner:

Grade Conversion | |
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AP Grade | Israeli Grade |

3 | 65 |

4 | 80 |

5 | 98 |

These grades are considered equivalent to the **5-unit level** of the Israeli Bagrut.

**Bonuses are given** for the high level (equivalent to 5 Israeli units) in the following subjects: **Mathematics (+30) | Physics (+30) | Chemistry (+25) | Biology (+25)| English (+20) | ****Computer Science A ****(+30).**

**OSSD-**Ontario Secondary School Diploma (**Canada)**

** ****Conditions for diploma approval **

- Includes grades in at least
**six tests,**including:**Mathematics | English | Science-Physics, Chemistry or Biology| Social Sciences or Humanities | Second language (preferably Hebrew) | Elective subject.** **All subjects are at a high level**.**All grades are at least 70**.**Mathematics has to be 70 and****above**. (A diploma will be considered if it includes one grade lower than 70 but the average is higher than 70.)

**Grade Equivalent: **On a 1-100 scale, equivalent to the Israeli matriculation (Bagrut) grades.

** ****Exam Weight: **3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units

Mathematics, English and Science are calculated as 5 Israeli Bagrut units. An average is calculated for the remaining grades with the weight of 8 Israeli Bagrut units.

** ****Bonuses ** are given in the following subjects:** Mathematics +30 | Physics +30 | Chemistry +30 Biology+20 | English +20.**

**Average Calculation **

Only subjects taken in the **12 ^{th} grade are considered.**

The grade is on the 1-100 scale as given. A bonus is given to relevant subjects. If mathematics appears more than once in the diploma, the average of all its appearances will be calculated. Each grade is multiplied by the number of its units (see the above explanation regarding the exam weight). The sum of the products is divided by the sum of the units. The result taken is the best possible average.

**IB-International**

**Conditions for diploma approval **

- Includes grades in at least
**six tests**, including:**Mathematics| English | Science (Physics, Chemistry or Biology) History (or social sciences) | Second language ( Hebrew, the student's native language or another modern European language: German, French, Spanish) | Elective subject.** - At least three tests are at a
**high level**.**One of**them must be**Mathematics.** **Mathematics has to be with a grade of at 5 at least.****All grades are at least 5 -**A diploma might be considered if it includes one grade lower than 5 but the average is higher than 5.

**The British Ministry of Education changed the score scale from letters to numbers. In the calculator for calculating the "sekhem", numerical grades have to be entered. Those who also have letters, need to convert them to numbers, according to the table, and then enter them in the calculator**.

Grade Conversion | |
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IB Grade | Israeli Grade |

1 | 10 |

2 | 25 |

3 | 40 |

4 | 55 |

5 | 70 |

6 | 85 |

7 | 100 |

** ****Exam Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units**

High level tests are equivalent to 5 Israeli Bagrut units. Subsidiary level exams are equivalent to 3 Israeli Bagrut units.

** ****Bonuses**

Bonuses are given to the high level (equivalent to 5 Israeli units) in the following subjects: **Mathematics +30 |Physics +30 | Chemistry+30 | Biology +20| English +20.**

** ****Average Calculation **

Each subject gets the appropriate weight (high level=5 Israeli Bagrut units; subsidiary level=3 Israeli Bagrut units). If relevant, a bonus is added to subjects at the 5 unit level. In each subject the grade is multiplied by the number of units. The sum of the products is divided by the total number of units. The result taken is the best possible average.

**BAC-French**

**Conditions for diploma approval **

- Diploma from series S with grades in at
**least 6 tests**, including:**Mathematics( with a grade of 10 or more) |Philosophy |Physics |History (or another social sciences subject) |French (as a first language) |Elective subject**(in most cases an additional scientific subject). - The diploma must include a second language (preferably Hebrew or English).
- Mathematics
**has be with a grade of 14 at least.** **Average higher than 10.**

Grade Conversion | |
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BAC Grade | Israeli Grade |

8 | 60 |

9 | 65 |

10 | 70 |

11 | 75 |

12 | 80 |

13 | 85 |

14 | 90 |

15 | 95 |

16 | 100 |

17 | 105 |

18 | 110 |

19 | 120 |

20 | 130 |

** ****Exam Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units**

Each subject's weight is determined by its "coefficient" (equivalent to Israeli Bagrut unit)

** ****Bonuses**

Bonuses are given in the following subjects, assuming they have a** coefficient of 5 or more: Mathematics +30| Physics +30 | Chemistry +30 | Biology +20 | English +20.**

** ****Average Calculation **

Each subject gets a weight according to its "coefficient". If relevant, a bonus is added. Each grade is multiplied by its "coefficient". The grade in physical education is not included in the calculation. The sum of the products is divided by the sum of the "coefficients". The result taken is the best possible average.

**GCSE - British**

**Conditions for diploma approval **

- Includes grades in
**five subjects**, including:**Mathematics l Science-Physics, Chemistry or Biology| English | Elective subject ׂfrom the social sciences or humanities or art** **Three of the tests are A-level (Advanced Level) tests including Mathematics and a science subject.****Mathematics**has to be with a grade of**at least B.**- All grades are
**at least C or 5.**The average of all grades is**at least 70.**

**The British Ministry of Education changed the score scale from letters to numbers. In the calculator for calculating the "shechem", numerical grades have be entered. Those who also have letters, need to convert them to numbers, according to the table, and then enter them in the calculator.**

**Test Weight: 3 or 5 Israeli Bagrut Units**

**A-level** tests are given the weight of 5 Israeli Bagrut units.

**O-level** tests are given the weight of 3 Israeli Bagrut units.

** ****Bonuses**

Bonuses are given only to A-level subjects (equivalent to 5 Israeli units): **Mathematics+30| Physics +30 | Chemistry +30 | Biology+20 | English +20.**

** ****Average Calculation **

Each subject gets the appropriate weight (A-level=5 Israeli Bagrut units; O-level=3 Israeli Bagrut units). If relevant, a bonus is added to subjects at the 5 unit level. For each subject, the grade is multiplied by the number of units. The sum of the products is divided by the sum of the units. The result taken is the best possible average.

**Pre-academic studies in the Technion **

Candidates with all the above foreign matriculation diplomas, that are** recognized** by the Technion, but** do not meet the demands of the Technion**, **have to study in the pre-academic unit.**

**Admission of Candidates with Foreign Matriculation Diplomas that are not Recognized by the Technion**

**These candidates must take the following tests:**

- The
**Israeli psychometric**test or the**SAT**or the**ACT.** **Hebrew****knowledge**-**Yael test****English knowledge**- Candidates with foreign
**matriculation diplomas**that are**not recognized**by the Technion, and have**taken tests in Math, English and at least one exam in a scientific subject at the highest level**given in their state,**have to study in the pre-academic unit in the Technion.**

**Based on these grades the Dean of Undergraduate Studies will decide on the acceptance or rejection of candidates.**

**Registration to** **the Pre-University Education Center**

Registration for all tests is through the **website of the Pre-University Education Center. ****It is highly recommended to study in the Pre-University Education Center. **The center offers courses for** the studies at the Technion**. A year-long program offers intensive basic knowledge courses **in Hebrew, Mathematics, Physics and English**. A special program caters to new immigrants and newcomers to Israel.