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American-style, British-style & IB Schools

American-style schools

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

British-based schools

'O' Levels: For applicants who complete the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or GCE 'O' Levels, we require a minimum of five 'O' level subjects with grades of C or higher.

'AS' Levels: Applicants who have completed selected 'AS' Level exams may receive up to 6 transfer credits (advanced standing) for each passed exam.

'A' Levels: Applicants who have completed selected 'A' Level exams may receive up to 12 transfer credits (advanced standing) for each passed exam.  No credit is given for "General Paper" or "Use of English."

Please note that applicants from Sri Lanka must complete both 'O' levels and 'A' level to meet minimum freshman admission requirements.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Applicants who study in IB system schools only must complete the full IB diploma with a minimum overall score of 30.  Students who complete International Baccalaureate (IB) exams and receive scores may, upon admission to Portland State, be granted credit toward a bachelor's degree as outlined here.