Mathematics requirement

It is essential that you enter AUC with sufficient skills in mathematics for your desired major. This is because you already start to do the maths and research methods courses that are relevant for your major in your first year. You must therefore have taken maths as an examination subject at secondary school, and achieved a good grade at a level that is appropriate for your desired major. In general, the higher your level of maths, the wider your range of options for your major. Scroll down for more details on the requirements per major.

Please note that you need to meet the maths requirements for all your desired major options when you start your studies at AUC. You won't be able to switch major once you are at AUC if you don't have sufficient maths.

If you have low grades in maths, or your level of maths is not sufficient, then an offer of a place at AUC may be conditional on your filling this gap in your maths skills before you start your AUC studies. AUC will advise you on the size of any maths deficiency you might have and options for filling any gaps in your skills (see link below).

Boswell-Bèta is AUC's preferred supplier for students who may need to take an extra course and/or exam in order to improve their maths skills to the level required for their prospective Science and Social Science majors: follow link below for more information.

Students4You

If you are taking your final secondary school exams this summer and aiming to get the best possible grades, you may be interested in Students4You. This is an organisation set up and run by AUC students (completely independently of AUC) which offers personalised support for exam preparations. Created with prospective AUC students in mind, current AUC students offer tuition in a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences and languages. Follow the link below for more information.

Details of the requirements per major

Sciences

The following are accepted as proof that you meet the maths requirements for a prospective Science major (if you want to focus on subjects such as biomedical science, information science, biology, chemistry, maths, physics, earth and environmental sciences):

  • Final (rounded) grade 8 or higher in VWO maths level B (wiskunde B) or grade 7.5 or higher in the central exam for VWO maths level B (wiskunde B)
  • Grade B or higher, GCE A-level maths
  • Grade 6 or 7, International Baccalaureate Higher Level maths (grade 5 will also often be accepted)
  • Grade 3 or higher, AP Calculus AB, examined by the College Board
  • Average grade 11 or higher in maths in the German Abitur
  • 700 or higher in the SAT Subject Test Mathematics Level 2 (see link below, AUC's College Board code is 6700)

Social Sciences

The following are accepted as proof that you meet the maths requirements for a prospective Social Sciences major (if you want to focus on subjects such as economics, law, political science, anthropology, international relations, sociology):

  • Final (rounded) grade 8 or higher in VWO maths level A (wiskunde A) or grade 7.5 or higher in the central exam for VWO maths level A (wiskunde A)
  • Grade 6 or 7, International Baccalaureate Standard Level maths (grade 5 will also be accepted if accompanied by an additional proof that you have sufficient skills, e.g. SAT score)
  • Grade A, GCE AS-level maths
  • Average grade 11 or higher in maths in the German Abitur
  • 650 or higher in the SAT Subject Test Mathematics Level 1 or in the mathematics section of the SAT reasoning test (see link below, AUC's College Board code is 6700)

Humanities

The following are accepted as proof that you meet the maths requirements for a prospective Humanities major (if you want to focus on subjects such as film, literature, history, culture, philosophy, art history, communication):

  • Final (rounded) grade 8 or higher in VWO maths level C (wiskunde C) or grade 7.5 or higher in the central exam for VWO maths level C (wiskunde C)
  • Grade 7, International Baccalaureate Mathematical Studies (grade 5 or 6 will also be accepted if accompanied by an additional proof that you have sufficient skills, e.g. SAT score)
  • Grade A, (I)GCSE maths
  • Average grade 11 or higher in maths in the German Abitur
  • 600 or higher in the SAT Subject Test Mathematics Level 1 or in the mathematics section of the SAT reasoning test (see link below, AUC's College Board code is 6700)

 

27 March 2014