Tawjihi Equivalency

Students intending to attend a Jordanian university or gain certain professional licenses in Jordan can obtain a certificate of Tawjihi equivalency in lieu of taking the national Tawjihi examination. Some Arab countries also require Tawjihi Equivalency. To obtain equivalency, students must complete one of the following examination options, in addition to King’s Academy requirements, by the time of their graduation: 

Option 1: A combined total of seven Advanced Placement (AP) exams and/or SAT II exams with scores of at least 3 on each AP, and at least 450 on each SAT II.

Option 2: Five Advanced Placement (AP) exams, with scores of at least 3 on each and one A-level or Tawjihi exam in Arabic. 

Option 3: Seven SAT II exams, with a score of at least 450 on each exam. 

Note: To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi science stream for options 1-3, students must pass three SAT II or AP science subjects including Math SAT II level IIC or AP Calculus. To calculate the Tawjihi equivalency GPA for options 1-3, the Ministry of Education will combine the 12th grade numeric scores and the results on SAT II and/or AP exams.

Option 4: Pass four AP exams only

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi science stream the student should:

  1. Pass any two AP Exams from the following list: AP Calculus or AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, AP Physics, AP Chemistry or AP Biology with a minimum score of 3 out of 5
  2. Pass any other two AP exams with a minimum score of 3 out of 5 

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi literary stream the student should:

  1. Pass any four literary AP exams with a minimum score of 3 out of 5

Option 5: Pass three AP exams and two SAT II exams

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi science stream the student should:

  1. Pass any two of the following AP Exams: AP Calculus or AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, AP Physics, AP Chemistry or AP Biology with a minimum score of 3 out of 5
  2. Pass any other AP exam with a minimum score of 3 out of 5
  3. Pass any two SAT II exams available with a minimum score of 450

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi literary stream the student should:

  1. Pass any three AP exams with a minimum score of 3 out of 5
  2. Pass any two SAT II exams available with a minimum score of 450 

Option 6: Pass two AP exams and four SAT II exams

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi science stream the student should:

  1. Pass any two of the following AP Exams: AP Calculus or AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, AP Physics, AP Chemistry or AP Biology with a minimum score of 3 out of 5
  2. Pass any four SAT II exams available with a minimum score of 450 

To obtain equivalency in the Tawjihi literary stream the student should:

  1. Pass any two AP exams with a minimum score of 3 out of 5 or Arabic
  2. Pass any four SAT II exams available with a minimum score of 450

Note: To calculate the Tawjihi equivalency GPA for those students using options 4-6, the Ministry of Education will count the results on the SAT II and/or AP exams only.

Further notes:

  • A Level Arabic is counted as one of the AP Exams
  • AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics are considered two separate exams
  • An AP Exam and a SAT exam of the same subject are considered two different exams (e.g. AP Chemistry and SAT Chemistry are considered two different exams)
  • AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics are not considered different exams but as the same exam
  • AP Physics I, AP Physics II and AP Physics C are not considered two different exams but as the same exam
  • SAT Math I and SAT Math II are considered two different exams.
  • SAT Biology E and SAT Biology M are not considered two different exams but as the same exam
  • Pharmacy and medicine requires a minimum GPA of 85.
  • Engineering requires a minimum GPA of 80

AP and SAT scores conversions

The raw score of the AP exams is converted into a score of 5,4,3,2 or 1

AP External Exam Score Out of 100 (Tawjihi)
5 98
4 88
3 78
For SAT Subject exams, divide the SAT Subject score by 8.
Last updated
February 7, 2016