University and College Placement


The American International School-Salzburg is a purely college-preparatory school and students are accepted who plan on attending college or university following graduation. The entire academic curriculum is designed to prepare students broadly and to the highest (AP®) level in all subject areas. Unlike most European school systems, an American college-preparatory philosophy does not establish specialization in particular subject areas during the 11th and 12th grade similar to A-Levels or Higher-Level subjects in the International Baccalaureate system. Students at AIS-Salzburg will be enrolled in select AP® courses (link) in the 11th and 12th grades and can also choose to enroll in further AP® subjects before graduation.  This allows them to tailor their studies somewhat to prepare for and gain acceptance to the universities of choice

Diploma Equivalency Worldwide

The American High School Diploma offered by AIS-Salzburg is acceptable worldwide provided AP® Examinations and language proficiency standards are met. The link below provides a general breakdown of the requirements to be met by AIS-Salzburg graduates who wish to attend universities in North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.

Minimum Requirements

College Placement Counseling

The AIS-Salzburg college-placement counselor is responsible for assisting students in the college-selection and application process. During the junior year, formal counseling of individual students is carried out by the college-placement counselor. Applications to tertiary institutions are made during the 12th grade. It is recommended that students visit universities they are interested in during the summer months between the junior and senior school year as time is limited during the academic trimesters.

The AIS-Salzburg College Counselor is responsible for all standardized testing along with the School’s Advanced Placement Coordinator. AIS-Salzburg is a testing center for SAT and AP® Examinations and regularly-scheduled examinations are noted on our school calendar. Language testing is generally not done on campus and travel to the nearest testing center is coordinated and approved by the College Counselor ad hoc. Generally, SAT testing for juniors and seniors is organized at AIS-Salzburg in November, December and May of each year. All Advanced Placement Examinations are held during the first two full weeks of May each spring.

College Placement Calendar

The table below outlines the general timetable for college-placement at AIS-Salzburg.

11th gradeMarchIndividual Meeting with College Counselor
11th gradeApril/MayRegistration for TOEFL Examination if required
11th gradeMaySAT I testing at AIS-Salzburg (Mandatory for all students planning on studying in the U.S. or Canada)

Summer between grade 11 and 12

June, July, AugustVisits to selected universities and colleges
Grade 12October College and University fair at AIS-Salzburg
Grade 12Mid-October Early decision Applications to U.S. universities submitted
Grade 12NovemberSAT I testing at AIS-Salzburg (Mandatory for all students planning on studying in the U.S. or Canada)
Grade 12

Beginning of December

All AP® Applications with January 15 deadline submitted
Grade 12DecemberSAT II testing at AIS-Salzburg
Grade 12January – MarchAdmissions decisions made by U.S., Canadian and U.K. universities
Grade 12MayAdvanced Placement® Examinations at AIS-Salzburg
Grade 12

Beginning of May

Addresses of colleges and universities for final transcripts submitted to the College Counselor
Grade 12July – AugustApplication to Austrian and German universities

University Acceptances

U.S. Universities and Colleges: U.S. Universities and Colleges: Boston University Chicago Institute of Art Florida International University Fordham University George Washington University Georgia Southern University Hofstra University Marymount Manhattan College New York University Northeastern University Pomona College Rutgers University San Francisco Institute of Art Stanford University State College of Florida SUNY Stoneybrook University of Illinois University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of Miami University of Vermont University of Virginia University of Washington Canadian Universities and Colleges: Carleton University McGill University Puget Sound University Queens University University of British Columbia University of Toronto University of Victoria U.K. Universities and Colleges: Bournemouth University Coventry University Durham University Kings College London Kingston University Leeds University London School of Economics Queen Mary University Regent’s College Suffolk University York University University of Aberdeen University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of East London University of Edinburgh University of Glasgow University of Manchester University of St. Andrews University of Sussex University of Westminster Warwick University Dutch Universities and Colleges: The Hague University of AP®plied Science Maasstricht University Technical University Eindhoven Tilberg University University of Amsterdam University of the Hague Other Universities and Colleges: American University of Paris (FRA) John Cabot University (Italy) Technische Universität Wien (AUT) Universität Salzburg (AUT) Universität Wien (AUT) Warsaw University of Economics (POL) Technical University of Munich (GER) Humboldt University of Berlin (GER) University Iberoamericana (MEX)