Apply to Pre DP

How to apply to Pre-Diploma Programme
To apply if you live and attend school in Sweden:

  • It is the same application procedure as for other programmes.
  • Send your application through the admissions office (antagningen) in your local community.
  • You apply for the “Pre-Diploma Programme” at Haganässkolan.


  • Contact either the Älmhult upper secondary school admissions office (antagningen) or the DP Coordinator at Haganässkolan at

​More Information:
Sweden’s high school programme is 3 years, the first year is referred to as the “Pre-Diploma Programme or PDP” and the
IBDP is a 2 year high school programme with an International Standard.
It is an English speaking alternative to the Swedish national curriculum
(University preparedness programmes).
Swedish High School is a 3 Year Programme
Year 1 > PDP
Year 2 > DP 1
Year 3 > DP2 (externally marked exams)

Applicants to PDP must have:

  • Completed 9 years of schooling
  • A final report card from Grade 9 or equivalent
  • A translation of the grades with definition of a passing score
  • Passed the core subjects: English, Math, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences
  • Passed Swedish or a course in your mother tongue

Admission Tests
Admission tests are administered to guide our understanding of a students’ basic
knowledge and understanding of English and Math. If you are coming from
abroad or from a Swedish Programme, you will be asked to sit for the

1) Written Essay:  Choose one topic and write about 400 words:
-Write about an event, place or person which/who has had an impact on your life. 
-Each country has a favorite sport, write explaining the popularity of one
such sport, and what this popularity reveals about the culture of the
particular country.
-“It is essential to take risks in order to live
life fully”. Do you agree or disagree?  Write a speech for a debate that
is cleary for or against the statement.

2) Oral discussion with the
DP Coordinator and/or possible other assessments: gap test, vocabulary
or reading comprehension assessment.
Here is a list of topics you can study.
1. Order of operations 
2. Add, subtract, multiply, divide with fractions, mixed numbers, negative numbers, decimals
3.  Order decimals or fractions from least to greatest
4. Convert between fractions and decimals.
5.  Know percentages and how they work; for example, percentage of a total amt
6. A little work with number patterns (what comes next in the series?)
7. Compute with variables when given that a variable equals a certain number.
8. Calculate square root.
9. Solve for x.
10. Geometry:  Determine angle measurement in a diagram where other angle measurements are identified
11. Solve some word problems, read graphs
12. Probability

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