A-Level, Cambridge, Pre-U, and CAPE Unit Credit

If you have taken certain exams, you may be able to receive credit at UM.

Below you will find the amount of credits and the equivalent award for the following exams: Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level, Advanced (A-Level)Cambridge Pre-U, and CAPE Unit.

Submitting exams for University credit

The University of Miami will only award credit once the official A-Level, AS-Level, CAPE and Cambridge Pre-U exam certificate has been issued. Preliminary results, Statement of Results, and unofficial photocopies cannot be used to grant credit.

  • Minimum passing grade of C is required for the AS-Level and A-Level.
  • Minimum passing grade of P1 is required for the Cambridge Pre-U.
  • Minimum passing grade of III is required for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE).

Once you have received your official A-Level, AS-Level, CAPE or Cambridge Pre-U exam certificate, submit the original exam certificate to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

Please mail to:

Office of Undergraduate Admission
5202 University Drive
Merrick Building, Room 214
Coral Gables, FL 33146

Please note:
  • Grades are NOT posted for A-Level, AS-Level, CAPE or Cambridge Pre-U exams.
  • Duplicate credit will not be granted for the same subject taken on different exams e.g.: A-Level, AS-level, Cambridge Pre-U, CAPE, AP, IB, college/university course, etc.

Advanced credit policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change.

 AS-LEVEL SUBJECT
UM
EQUIVALENT**
CREDITS 
AWARDED
Accounting
Accounting
3
Afrikaans
Afrikaans
3
Applied Information and Comm. Technology
None
0
Arabic
Arabic
3
Art and Design
Art
3
Biology
BIO 150 & 151
5
Business
None
0
Business Studies
None
0
Chemistry
CHM 111 & 113
4
Chinese
Chinese
3
Classical Studies
Classical Studies
3
Computer Science
Computer Science
3
Computing
None
0
Design and Technology
None
0
Design and Textiles
None
0
Divinity
Religion
3
Economics
ECO 211
3
English - Language and Literature (AS only)
ENG
3
English - Language
ENG 105
3
English - Literature
None
0
Environmental Management (AS only)
Environmental Management
3
Food Studies
None
0
French
French
3
General Paper (AS only)
None
0
Geography
None
0
German
German
3
Global Perspectives and Research
Global Perspectives
3
Hindi
Hindi
3
Hinduism
Hinduism
3
History
History
3
Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies
3
Japanese (AS only)
Japanese
3
Law
Law
3
Marathi
Marathi
3
Marine Science
None
0
Mathematics
MTH 161
4
Mathematics - Further
MTH 210
3
Media Studies
None
0
Music
Music
3
Physical Education
None
0
Physical Science
Physical Science
3
Physics
PHY 205 & 208
4
Portuguese
Portuguese
3
Psychology
Psychology
3
Sociology
Sociology
3
Spanish
Spanish
3
Tamil
Tamil
3
Telugu
Telugu
3
Thinking Skills
None
0
Travel and Tourism
None
0
Urdu
Urdu
3
 A-LEVEL SUBJECT
UM
EQUIVALENT**
CREDITS 
AWARDED
Accounting
Accounting
6
Afrikaans
Afrikaans
6
Applied Information and Comm. Technology
None
0
Arabic
Arabic
6
Art and Design
Art
6
Biology
BIO 150, 151, 160 & 161
10
Business
Business
6
Business Studies
Business Studies
3
Chemistry
CHM 111, 113, 112 & 114
8
Chinese
Chinese
6
Classical Sudies
Classical Studies
6
Computer Science
Computer Science
6
Computing
MTH 120
3
Design and Technology
None
0
Design and Textiles
None
0
Divinity
Religion
6
Economics
ECO 211 & 212
6
English - Language and Literature (AS only)
None
N/A
English - Language
ENG 105 & 106
6
English - Literature
English
6
Environmental Management (AS only)
None
N/A
Food Studies
None
0
French
French
6
General Paper (AS only)
None
N/A
Geography
Geography 110
3
German
German
6
Global Perspectives and Research
Global Perspectives and Research
6
Hindi
Hindi
6
Hinduism
Hinduism
6
History
History
6
Islamic Studies
Islamic Studies
6
Japanese (AS only)
None
N/A
Law
Law
6
Marathi
Marathi
6
Marine Science
MSC 111
3
Mathematics
MTH 161 & 162
8
Mathematics - Further
MTH 210
6
Media Studies
Media Studies
3
Music
Music
6
Physical Education
None
0
Physical Science
Physical Science
6
Physics
PHY 205, 206, 207, 208 & 209
11
Portuguese
Portuguese
6
Psychology
Psychology
6
Sociology
Sociology
6
Spanish
Spanish
6
Tamil
Tamil
6
Telugu
Telugu
6
Thinking Skills
PHI 110
3
Travel and Tourism
None
0
Urdu
Urdu
6

*Advanced credit policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change.

**General elective credits in the subject area will be awarded unless the discipline’s academic department has previously approved UM course equivalencies. If UM equivalent courses are needed for a specific major, students will need to consult the academic department once they arrive on campus to have them evaluate the syllabus/content of the A-level or AS-level exams.

CAMBRIDGE PRE-U SUBJECTS*
UM
EQUIVALENT**
CREDITS 
AWARDED
Art and Design
Art and Design
6
Art and Design: 3D Design
Art and Design: 3D Design
6
Art and Design: Fine Art
Art and Design: Fine Art
6
Art and Design: Graphic Communication
Art and Design: Graphic Communication
6
Art and Design: Lens Based Imagery
Art and Design: Lens Based Imagery
6
Art and Design: Textile Design
Art and Design: Textile Design
6
Art History
Art History
6
Biology
Biology
8
Business and Management
Business and Management
6
Chemistry
Chemistry
8
Classical Greek
Classical Greek
6
Classical Heritage
Classical Heritage
6
Comparative Government and Politics
Comparative Government and Politics
6
Drama and Theatre
Drama and Theatre
6
Economics
Economics
6
English
English
6
French
French
6
French (Short Course)
French
3
Further Mathematics
Further Mathematics
6
Further Mathematics - (Short Course)
Further Mathematics
3
Geography
Geography
6
German
German
6
German (Short Course)
German
3
Global Perspectives (Short Course)
Global Perspectives (Short Course)
3
Global Perspectives and Research
Global Perspectives and Research
6
History
History
6
Italian
Italian
6
Italian (Short Course)
Italian
3
Latin
Latin
6
Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese
6
Mandarin Chinese (Short Course)
Mandarin Chinese
3
Mathematics
Mathematics
8
Mathematics (Statistics with Pure Mathematics) - (Short Course)
Mathematics (Statistics with Pure Mathematics)
3 to 4
Music
Music
6
Philosophy and Theology
Philosophy and Theology
6
Physics
Physics
8 to 11
Psychology
Psychology
6
Russian
Russian
6
Russian (Short Course)
Russian
3
Spanish
Spanish
6
Spanish (Short Course)
Spanish
3
Sports Science
None
0

*Advanced credit policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change.


**General elective credits in the subject area will be awarded unless the discipline’s academic department has previously approved UM course equivalencies. If UM equivalent courses are needed for a specific major, students will need to consult the academic department once they arrive on campus to have them evaluate the syllabus/content of the A-level or AS-level exams.

CAPE (UNIT 1) SUBJECTS*
UM
EQUIVALENT**
CREDITS 
AWARDED
Accounting
Accounting
3
Applied Mathematics
None
0
Art and Design
Art and Design
3
Biology
BIO 150 & 151
5
Caribbean Studies
Caribbean Studies
3
Chemistry
CHM 111 & 113
4
Communication Studies
None
0
Computer Science
None
0
Digital Media
None
0
Economics
ECO 211
3
Electrical and Electronic Technology
None
0
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
3
Food and Nutrition
None
0
French
French
3
Geography
Geography
3
Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering (GMED)
None
0
History
History
3
Information Technology
None
0
Law
Law
3
Literatures in English
Literatures in English
3
Management of Business
None
0
Physics
PHY 205 & 208
4
Physical Education and Sport
None
0
Pure Mathematics
None
0
Sociology
Sociology
3
Spanish
Spanish
3
CAPE (UNIT 2) SUBJECTS*
UM
EQUIVALENT**
CREDITS 
AWARDED
Accounting
Accounting
3
Applied Mathematics
None
0
Art and Design
Art and Design
3
Biology
BIO 160 & 161
5
Chemistry
CHM 112 & 114
4
Communication Studies
COM
3
Computer Science
MTH 120
3
Digital Media
None
0
Economics
ECO 212
3
Electrical and Electronic Technology
None
0
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
3
Food and Nutrition
None
0
French
French
3
Geography
Geography
3
Geometrical and Mechanical Engineering (GMED)
None
0
History
History
3
Information Technology
None
0
Law
Law
3
Literatures in English
Literatures in English
3
Management of Business
Management of Business
3
Physics
PHY 206, 207 & 209
6
Physical Education and Sport
None
0
Pure Mathematics
MTH
3
Sociology
Sociology
3
Spanish
Spanish
3

*Advanced credit policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change.

**General elective credits in the subject area will be awarded unless the discipline’s academic department has previously approved UM course equivalencies. If UM equivalent courses are needed for a specific major, students will need to consult the academic department once they arrive on campus to have them evaluate the syllabus/content of CAPE exams.