A-Level Course Awards

The General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (GCE A-Level) is offered as a school leaving qualification in certain systems that follow a British-patterned curriculum. The University of Minnesota Twin Cities awards transfer credit for students who earn qualifying scores in A-Level subject credit towards their University education.

In order to conduct an evaluation of credit for A-Level exam results, an official copy of the A-Level exam certificate issued by the examination board must be sent to the Office of Admissions. You can bring your original certificates to the Office of Admissions and we will make a copy for our records. Or, we will accept exam certificates attested by your secondary school. However, school transcripts and results slips will not be reviewed for transferability of credit. If you wish to send Cambridge results electronically to the Office of Admissions, please refer to the Cambridge Website.

The maximum amount of credits that students may receive for one subject is dependent upon the A-level subject and grade obtained on the exam. Please note that additional placement tests may be required depending on the degree program. For instance, students may earn credit for second language A-levels that they have completed. However, students may still be required to take the second language entrance proficiency or placement test if they do not satisfy the two year language requirement, or if they wish to continue study in that language.

The University of Minnesota also offers credit for some completed AS-Level subjects if no A level exam was taken. For more information on AS-level or A-level subjects that are not listed below, please contact the Office of Admissions. Note: The University of Minnesota does not currently award credit for A-levels from Sri Lanka (Ceylon).

Subject Score Award Liberal Education Award
Accounting (9706) A, B, or C ACCT 2050 (4 credits) & ACCT 3001 (3 credits) No LE Award
Accounting (9011) -Edexel A, B, or C ACCT 2050 (4 credits) No LE Award
Applied Information & Communication Technology A, B, or C CSCI 1999 (3 credits) No LE Award
Art & Design A, B, or C ARTS 1101 (4 credits) & ARTS 1102 (4 credits) Arts and Humanities core requirement
Biology A, B, or C BIOL 1009 (4 credits) Biological Sciences /Lab core requirement
Business A, B, or C MGMT 1001 & 3 to 4 additional elective credits No LE Award
Chemistry A or B CHEM 1061, 1062, 1065 & 1066 (8 credits) & CHEM 2301, 2302, & 2311 (9 credits) Physical Science/ Lab core requirement; Does NOT fulfill Environment theme requirement
C CHEM 1061, 1062, 1065 & 1066 (8 credits) & CHEM 2301 (3 credits)
D or E CHEM 1061, 1062, 1065 & 1066 (8 credits)
Computer Science A, B, or C CSCI 1999 (8 credits) No LE Award
Economics A, B, or C ECON 1101 (4 credits) & ECON 1102 (3 credits) Social Science core requirement & Global Perspective theme requirement
English Language A, B, or C ENGL 1001 (4 credits) & ENGL 1999 (3 credits) No LE Award
Government & Politics -AQA & Edexcel A, B, or C POL 1001 (4 credits) & 4 general political science credits Social Science core requirement
History A, B, or C 4 general history credits Historical Perspective core requirement
Literature in English A, B, or C ENGL 1999A (4 credits) & ENGL 1999B (4 credits) Literature core requirement
Mathematics A, B, or C MATH 1271 (4 credits) & MATH 1272 (4 credits) Mathematical Thinking core requirement
Mathematics, Further A, B, or C MATH 2142 (4 credits)
Mathematics, Pure A, B, or C MATH 1271 (4 credits) & STAT 3021 (3 credits)
Physics A, B, or C PHYS 1301 & 1302 (8 credits) Physical Science/Lab core requirement; Does NOT fulfill Writing Intensive requirement
Psychology A, B, or C PSY 1001 (4 credits) & PSY 1999 (4 credits) Social Science core requirement

(Information is current as of January 2017)

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