Cambridge International Program (CIP) A-level Exams

How Cambridge International Program (CIP) exams transfer

The chart below indicates how Cambridge International Program (CIP) A-level exam grades presented on an official score report are accepted at SPU. Unless otherwise noted in parenthesis, a minimum grade of C is required in order for you to earn the number of credits listed. No grade below C will result in credit. SPU does not award credit for either O-level or AS-level exams.

If you believe an exam for which you receive credit also may fulfill major requirements, contact the appropriate department for a review. If you are interested in receiving credit for CIP A-level exams, you should have an official score report sent to Undergraduate Admissions at SPU.

CIP exam subject Credits Exploratory Curriculum SPU acceptance
Accounting 10 None ACCT 2361 and 2362
Art and Design 5 WKA ART 1180
Biology 5 (for A) WKFS** Elective
Business Studies 5 None BUS 2000 (no WE)
Chemistry 5 (for A, B) WKFS** CHM 1211
Computer Science 5 WKAS CSC 1010
Economics 10 (for A)
WKSS ECN 2101 and 2102
  10 (for B, C) WKSS Elective
English

10 (for A, B)

None Elective
English Literature 10 WKH Humanities
Geography 5   WKSS Elective
History 10 WKSS History elective
Mathematics (US) 15 (for A, B) WKQR MAT 1110, 1221, and 5 cr MAT lower-division elective

Mathematics - Further 8 (for A, B) WKQR MAT 2401 and MAT 2360 
Physics 15 WKFS** PHY 1121, 1122, and 1123
Psychology 10 WKSS PSY 1180 and 5 cr PSY lower-division elective 
Sociology WKSS Elective
Modern Languages
Arabic 5 (for C) For. Lang. met Elective
  10 (for B) For. Lang. met Elective
  15 (for A) For. Lang. met Elective
Chinese 5 (for C) For. Lang. met CHN 1103*
  10 (for B) For. Lang. met CHN 1103* 
  15 (for A) For. Lang. met CHN 1103* 
German 5 (for C)  For. Lang. met Elective 
  10 (for B) For. Lang. met Elective 
  15 (for A) For. Lang. met Elective 
French 5 (for C)  For. Lang. met FRE 1103* 

10 (for B) For. Lang. met FRE 1103*

15 (for A) For. Lang. met FRE 1103* 
Spanish 5 (for C) For. Lang. met SPN 1103*
  10 (for B) For. Lang. met SPN 1103*
  15 (for A) For. Lang. met SPN 1103*
All AS-Level Exams SPU does not award credits

*Consult with the academic department regarding placement or major requirements.

**Students in the University Scholars Program may not use credit earned through a CIP A-level exam to fulfill the Ways of Knowing in the Fundamental Sciences (WKFS) requirement.