General Certificate of Education, Cambridge Pre-U, and CAPE Unit Credit

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

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:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
PO Box 249117
Coral Gables, FL 33124-9117

If sending via FedEx, DHL, UPS or courier:

University of Miami
Office of Undergraduate Admission
1320 S. Dixie Highway
Gables One Tower, Suite 945
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.

Expand the accordions below to find the amount of credits and the equivalent award for the following exams: GCE (AS Level and A Level)Cambridge Pre-U, and CAPE Unit. Advanced credit policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change.

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  • GCE - AS Level

     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
    None
    0
    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 - Pure & Probability & Statistics (Grade of A or B)
    MTH 171
    4
    Mathematics - Further
    MTH 210
    3
    Media Studies
    None
    0
    Music
    Music
    3
    Physical Education
    None
    0
    Physical Science
    Physical Science
    3
    Physics
    PHY 101 & 106
    5
    Portuguese
    Portuguese
    3
    Psychology
    PSY 110
    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

    *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.

  • GCE - A Level

     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 121, 113
    5
    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
    3
    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 - Pure & Probability & Statistics (Grade of A or B)
    MTH 171 & 172
    8
    Mathematics - Pure & Probability & Statistics (Grade of C)
    MTH 171
    4
    Mathematics - Further
    MTH 210 & 311
    6
    Media Studies
    Media Studies
    3
    Music
    Music
    6
    Physical Education
    None
    0
    Physical Science
    Physical Science
    6
    Physics
    PHY 101, 108, 102 & 108
    5
    Portuguese
    Portuguese
    6
    Psychology
    PSY 110 & 100T
    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

    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
    5
    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

    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
    None
    0
    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 101 & 106
    5
    Physical Education and Sport
    None
    0
    Pure Mathematics
    None
    0
    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. 

  • Cape Unit 2

    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 121, 113
    5
    Communication Studies
    COM
    3
    Computer Science
    CSC 120
    4
    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 102 & 108
    5
    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.