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A Level Credit and Chart

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Students who earn grades of A, B, or C on UC-approved GCE and Hong Kong A Level examinations will receive 12 units of credit toward graduation at UCSB for each exam, provided that official grades are submitted to the Office of Admissions.  Any general education credit or UCSB course equivalents listed in the chart below will be awarded only for Cambridge International A Level exams taken in 2013 or later, not for exams administered by any other agency. (Student may petition for GE or course credit for Cambridge International exams taken prior to 2013 or for exams administered by other agencies.)

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.

Note: A Level examination credit earned prior to entering the university will not be counted toward maximum unit limitation either for selection of a major or for graduation.

A Level Exam With A Grade of A, B, or C Units Awarded General Education Credit – Only for Cambridge International exams taken 2013 or later UCSB Course Equivalent – Only for Cambridge International exams taken 2013 or later (You may not enroll in these courses for credit at UCSB)
Accounting12 Economics 3A, 3B
Afrikaans12  
Arabic12  
Art and Design12  
Biology12  
Chemistry12  
Chinese12  
Classical Studies12  
Computing12 Computer Science 16
Economics12Area D: 2 courses
Economics 1, 2
English – Language12  
English – Literature12  
French
12  
Geography
12  
German
12  
Hindi
12  
History
12  
Marathi
12  
Marine Science
12  
Mathematics
12Area C: 2 courses #
Mathematics 3A, 3B, 15, 34A, 34B
Mathematics – Further
12 Mathematics 4A
Music
12  
Physics
12Area C: 3 courses #
Physics 6A, 6AL, 6B, 6BL, 6C, 6CL
Portuguese
12  
Psychology
12Area D: 1 course
Psychology 1, 3, 7
Putonghua
12  
Sociology
12  
Spanish
12  
Tamil
12  
Telugu
12  
Urdu
12  
Urdu – Pakistan only
12  

# course also satisfies the Quantitative Relationships Requirement