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Old 17.04.2008, 14:21
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Re: Evaluation of US high school diploma

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The experience of a friend of mine. She is Swiss, but she
went to high school in the US. She had to learn a high
level of high German by passing the "Zentraloberstufenprüfung"
from the Goethe Institut.

After that, she was accepted to a "Fachhochschule" which
is similar to a University except that it is more specialized
in the area of study.

Basically, learn a really high level of German and apply
to a University.

Or go to a university in the States and apply here
for grad school.

Here is the link for the Goethe Institut

http://www.goethe.de/
Universities in the French part of switzerland teach in french, but as you pointed out the same kind of language requirnement applies.

I did not have to pass the Zentraloberstufenprüfung to study at a german speaking university here though. There is a test given for foreign students to test their German that is administered by the university. I do not know the name of it but it is much easier than the test you mentioned. If you pass that then you are allowed to study. The Zentraloberstufenprüfung is only one of the many ways you can meet that language requirnment.
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