Exam credit

UC offers college credit to students who have taken and scored well on Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-level exams. 

Advanced Placement (AP)

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the College Board Advanced Placement tests will receive credit toward graduation. 


International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students completing the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive 30 quarter units (20 semester units) total toward their UC undergraduate degree. 



Students who earn a grade of A, B, or C on the GCE and Hong Kong Advanced Level examinations (A-levels) will receive credit toward graduation. 


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.