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International Baccalaureate Higher Levels

General Requirements

Pepperdine requires completion of the IB diploma with passes in six subjects: either three passes at the Standard Level and three passes at the Higher Level, or two passes at the Standard Level and four passes at the Higher Level. For IB transfer units that are available, click here. Official copy required.

Advanced Placement

General Requirements

Pepperdine does not require Advanced Placement exams, but if they are submitted, an official copy is required.

Transfer Credit

Pepperdine grants up to 4 semester units per AP exam, depending on the exam. Please look at our current Advanced Placement Policy for required scores.

General Certificate of Education A-levels

General Requirements

Pepperdine requires 2 A-Level passes (A-C) and 3 subject passes (A-C) in O-Level, CSE grade 1, or GCSE grades A-C. Official copy required.

Transfer Credit

Pepperdine grants 8 semester credits per Advanced Level courses with final grades of C or better.

French Baccalaureate

General Requirements

Pepperdine requires completion of the The French Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat général). The Bac satisfies Pepperdine's requirement for high school completion with a minimum overall score of 10 (mention passable) from a lycée accredited by the French Ministry of Education. Official copy required.

Transfer Credits

Pepperdine grants 4 semester hours of credit (max 16) for exams passed with a score of 10 or higher and a coefficient of 4.

German Abitur

General Requirements

Pepperdine requires completion of the Abitur Examination and receipt of the Reifezeugnis or Zeugnis der Reife, or the Allgemeinen Hochschulreife. Official copy required

Transfer Credits

Pepperdine grants up to 30 semester hours of credit for students who pass the grade 13 courses with a minimum grade of 7.

Italian Maturità

General Requirements

Pepperdine requires completion of the Maturità magistrale, professionale, tecnica, classica, cientifica, linguistica, d'arte applicata, artistica, or musicale with a minimum total score of 36. Official copy required.

Transfer Credit

For the Maturità tecnica, classica, scientifica, and linguistica, Pepperdine grants between 12 semester credits (for scores of 36- 45) and 16 semester credits (for scores of 46- 60).