What is the name of the high school graduation?
A US high school diploma is generally recognized in Germany as a secondary school leaving certificate or, in combination with a correspondingly high result in the SAT or ACT, as an Abitur (general higher education entrance qualification).
How old are you in the 8th grade?
The grades should be about the same throughout the US, but their division into high school, middle school, etc., can vary quite a bit (I know this has been discussed elsewhere already). But in my experience, 8th graders are 13 to 14 years old, and 9th graders are 14 to 15, depending on when their birthdays fall.
How old is a freshman?
So the freshmen are mostly 14/15, the sophomores 15/16, the juniors 16/17 and the seniors 17/18 years old.
What degree do you need to study in the US?
Prerequisites for studying in America Basically, you need the following for an application to American universities: advanced technical college entrance qualification or high school diploma. For Master’s courses: Bachelor’s degree. Proof of a valid language test such as TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge etc.
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