Math & Science Survey: Advice for First-year Students Abroad

COVID-19-related Announcement

We recognize that the global pandemic has affected lives in many ways, including the postponement or elimination of certain exams (in some cases, GCE-A-levels, AP and IB Higher Level, included).

In some cases — for IB Higher Levels, for example — a previously scheduled exam was cancelled or the exam wasn’t offered at all, but students may still receive a final score later this summer. If that is the case with you, please enter those scores as soon as you receive them, provided you receive them by the July 29, 2022, close date for the High School Math & Science Survey.


Special Instructions for First-year Students Abroad for Filling Out the High School Math & Science Survey

These instructions are for students taking GCE A-levels or other standardized exams that are not the United States’ AP tests or the IB Higher Level exams.  They are intended to help you answer Yale’s High School Math and Science Survey for incoming first-year students.

question number

question

1-2

Indicate the level that most closely matches your most recent course

3-6

(leave blank)

7 Indicate your IB Higher Level math score (if available)
8 Indicate the total number of years you have studied physics
9     Indicate the level that most closely matches your most recent course 
10-12 Respond according to your experience
13-14 (leave blank)
15 Indicate your IB higher Level physics score (if available)
16-20 Respond according to your experience
21 (leave blank)
22-28 Respond according to your experience
29-30 (leave blank)
31 Indicate your IB higher Level economics score (if available)
32-33 Respond according to your experience

For additional information about the High School Math & Science Survey, please email Dean Risa Sodi, assistant dean of academic affairs and director of advising and special programs in the Yale College Dean’s Office.  

As You Register for Fall-semester Courses

Please note that students from non-U.S. high schools often find it advisable to consult a departmental director of undergraduate studies (DUS) about proper placement. Once you arrive on campus for the fall term, please consider consulting the DUS of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, or Economics, if you plan to take courses in those fields.  

Contact information for each DUS is printed by major in Yale College Programs of Study (the YCPS, or “Blue Book”), and a separate list of DUSes is available on the Yale College Website.