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 collegepreparatory 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. However, students at AIS-Salzburg can choose to take Advanced Placement® (link) level courses in all subject areas and, thereby, tailor their high-school transcripts for 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. Here is a general breakdown of the requirements to be met graduates from AIS-Salzburg attending universities in the most popular destinations of tertiary study:

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. AP®plications 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 AP®proved 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

Click here to learn more about the general timetable for college-placement at AIS-Salzburg.

University Acceptances (2013-2019)

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)

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