UC grants credit for GCE, Singapore-Cambridge and Hong Kong Advanced Level examinations on which a student earns a grade of A, B, or C. This credit toward UC graduation requirements may receive elective credit only, or specific subject credit and/or credit toward general education/breadth requirements, as determined by a UC campus.
Units granted for A-Level exams are not counted toward the maximum number of credits required for formal declaration of a major or the maximum number of units a student may accumulate prior to graduation. Students who enter UC with A-Level credit do not have to declare a major earlier than other students, nor are they required to graduate earlier.
The evaluation of the credits awarded for A-level Examinations is subject to change and may be reviewed and revised periodically by campus faculty. All scores must be sent to the UC campus directly from the official testing agency to be considered for credit.
UC grants 12 quarter (8 semester) units of credit for each of the following GCE, Singapore-Cambridge and Hong Kong A-Level exams*:
|Art and Design||Mathematics|
|Biology||Mathematics - Further|
|English - Language||Sociology|
|English - Literature||Spanish|
|Hindi||Urdu - Pakistan only|
* Please note that this is not a complete list, only a sample of the most frequent exam subject results UC has received in the past.
Duplication with college courses
Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate AP, IB and/or A-Level examinations. Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, an AP or IB exam in the same subject area).
If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, we will award credit only once.