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A Level & AS Level exams

Submitting A Level or AS Level exams for credit

The UW awards credit only when an official A Level or AS Level exam certificate is submitted to the Office of Admissions. Preliminary results, Statement of Results, or unofficial photocopies cannot be used to grant credit. Official certificates for exams taken in June are generally issued in October.

When you receive your official A Level or AS Level exam certificate, you can either have your school make an official photocopy of the original by stamping the copy as official or submit the original exam certificate to the Office of Admissions.

Once an official copy of the final exam certificate is received by the Office of Admissions, credit will be recorded on your UW student record. To view courses and credits awarded, access your unofficial transcript via MyUW. Please allow 2-4 weeks for exam certificates to be processed and credit posted.

A Level and AS Level Policy Overview

The UW recognizes A Level/AS Level curriculum as a challenging academic program that provides excellent preparation for university study.

In general, 15 quarter credits will be granted for A Level exams with a passing grade and 7.5 quarter credits for AS level exams with a passing grade.

A maximum of 45 quarter credits (one year) awarded for A level and AS level exams may be applied towards a UW degree.

In some cases credits are awarded with equivalencies for specific UW courses. In other cases credits are awarded that do not have a specific UW course equivalency. See below for further information about UW course designations.

No world language credit is awarded when it is the student’s first language.

No grades are posted for A Level or AS Level exams.

Students who complete two exams with duplicate or overlapping content or who complete an exam and a college course with duplicate or overlapping content will be awarded credit for only one exam or course.  Duplicate credit will not be granted in the same subject area for multiple exams such as A Level, AS Level, AP, or IB.

Credit awarding policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change. Students who entered the UW prior to Autumn 2020 can see the previous A Level and AS Level exam credit award schedule.

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A and AS Level Exams


Accounting

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Accounting A Level ACCTG 215, ACCTG 225, B A 1XX (15 CR.)
Accounting, Principles of A Level ACCTG 215, ACCTG 225, B A 1XX (15 CR.)
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Accounting AS Level B A 1XX (5 CR.)


Arabic

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Arabic A Level Under review
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Arabic – Language AS Level Under review


Art & Design

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Art & Design A Level ART 1XX (15 CR.) VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Art & Design AS Level ART 1XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Biology

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Biology A Level BIOL 161, BIOL 162, BIOL 1XX (15 CR.) NW
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Biology AS Level BIOL 161, BIOL 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW


Business

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Business A Level MGMT 1XX (15 CR.)
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Business AS Level MGMT 1XX (7.5 CR.)


Chemistry

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Chemistry A Level CHEM 142, CHEM 152, CHEM 162 (15 CR.) NW, QSR
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Chemistry AS Level CHEM 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW


Chinese

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Chinese A Level CHIN 3XX (15 CR.) FL, VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Chinese – Language AS Level CHIN 3XX (7.5 CR) FL, VLPA


Classical Studies

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Classical Studies A Level CLASS 1XX (15 CR.) VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Classical Studies AS Level CLAS 1XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Computer Science

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Computer Science A Level CSE 120, CSE 1XX (15 CR.) NW, QSR
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Computer Science AS Level CSE 120, CSE 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW, QSR


Digital Media and Design

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Digital Media and Design A Level DXARTS 1XX (15 CR.) VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Digital Media and Design AS Level DXARTS 1XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Drama

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Drama A Level DRAMA 1XX (15 CR.) VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Drama AS Level DRAMA 1XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Economics

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Economics A Level ECON 200, ECON 201, ECON 1XX (15 CR.) I&S, QSR
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Economics AS Level ECON 1XX (7.5 CR.) I&S


English

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
English – Language A Level ENGL 1XX (15 CR.)
English – Literature A Level ENGL 2XX (15 CR.) VLPA
English – Language & Linguistics (Singapore) A Level LING 1XX (15 CR.)
Literature in English (Singapore) A Level ENGL 1XX (15 CR.)
NOTE: English – ‘Language & Linguistics’ and ‘Literature in English’ are
offered in Singapore.
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
English – Language AS Level ENGL 1XX (7.5 CR.)
English – Language and Literature AS Level ENGL 1XX (7.5 CR.)
English – Literature AS Level ENGL 1XX (7.5 CR.)
English General Paper AS Level ENGL 1XX (7.5 CR.)
Literature in English (Singapore) AS Level ENGL 1XX (7.5 CR.)
NOTE: ‘Literature in English’ is offered in Singapore.


Environmental Management

Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Environmental Management AS Level ENVIR 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW


French

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
French A Level FRENCH 201, FRENCH 202, FRENCH 203 (15 CR.) FL, VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
French – Language AS Level FRENCH 202, FRENCH 2XX (7.5 CR.) FL, VLPA


Geography

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Geography A Level GEOG 1XX (15 CR.) I&S
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Geography AS Level GEOG 1XX (7.5 CR.) I&S


German

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
German A Level GERMAN 203 (5 CR.), GERMAN 301 (3 CR.), GERMAN 302 (3 CR.), GERMAN 303 (3 CR.), GERMAN 3XX (1 CR.) FL, VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
German – Language AS Level GERMAN 203, GERMAN 3XX (7.5 CR.) FL, VLPA


Global Perspectives and Research

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Global Perspectives and Research A Level UW 1XX (15 CR.)
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Global Perspectives and Research AS Level UW 1XX (7.5 CR.)


History

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
History A Level HIST 1XX (15 CR.) I&S
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
History AS Level HIST 1XX (7.5 CR) I&S


Japanese

Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Japanese – Language AS Level JAPAN 3XX (7.5 CR.) FL, VLPA


Marine Science

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Marine Science A Level FISH 250, FISH 2XX (15 CR.) I&S, NW
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Marine Science AS Level FISH 2XX (7.5 CR.) I&S, NW


Mathematics

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Mathematics A Level MATH 124, MATH 125, MATH 1XX (15 CR.) NW, QSR
Mathematics – Further A Level MATH 1XX (15 CR.) NW, QSR
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Mathematics AS Level MATH 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW, QSR
Mathematics – Further AS Level MATH 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW, QSR


Media Studies

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Media Studies A Level COM 2XX (15 CR.) VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Media Studies AS Level COM 2XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Music

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Music A Level MUSIC 1XX (15 CR.) VLPA
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Music AS Level MUSIC 1XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Physical Education

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Physical Education A Level PE 1XX (3 CR.), KIN PE 1XX (12 CR.)
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Physical Education AS Level PE 1XX (3 CR), KIN PE 1XX (4.5 CR.)


Physics

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Physics A Level PHYS 114, PHYS 115, PHYS 117, PHYS 118, PHYS 1XX (15 CR.) NW
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Physics AS Level PHYS 1XX (7.5 CR.) NW


Portuguese

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Portuguese A Level PORT 1XX (15 CR.) FL
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Portuguese – Language AS Level PORT 1XX (7.5 CR.)


Psychology

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Psychology A Level PSYCH 101, PSYCH 1XX (15 CR.) I&S
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Psychology AS Level PSYCH 1XX (7.5 CR.) I&S


Sociology

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Sociology A Level SOC 1XX (15 CR.) I&S
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Sociology AS Level SOC 1XX (7.5 CR.) I&S


Spanish

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Spanish A Level SPAN 1XX (15 CR.) FL
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Spanish – Language AS Level SPAN 1XX (7.5 CR.)
Spanish – Literature AS Level SPAN 2XX (7.5 CR.) VLPA


Thinking Skills

Advanced Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Thinking Skills A Level PHIL 1XX (15 CR.) I&S
Advanced Subsidiary Level
Name Exam Course(s) and credits Meets UW requirement
Thinking Skills AS Level PHIL 1XX (7.5 CR.) I&S



UW Course Designations

  • “Dept” 1XX

Credits awarded in a UW subject area as 1XX instead of a specific course number are not equivalent to a specific course at the UW. The 1XX designation indicates the course is considered a first-year level college course and 2XX indicates a second-year level course.

  • UW 1XX

Credits awarded as UW 1XX do not correspond to an academic program at the UW but are still applicable as elective college credit. In these cases, it may be that the exam subject is interdisciplinary in nature or the UW does not have a department in a comparable discipline. When an exam subject is assigned the UW 1XX equivalency, the credits may be used towards graduation requirements as appropriate.

  • Exam subjects not listed

Most exam subjects are listed in the table above. Subjects not currently listed will be reviewed on an individual basis. However, college credit is not awarded for vocational or technical subject areas or courses not considered college-level.