Cambridge International Program (CIP)
A-level Exams

How Cambridge International Program (CIP) exams transfer

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. The chart below indicates how Cambridge International Program (CIP) A-level exam grades presented on an official score report are accepted at SPU. The letters in parentheses indicate the grade(s) that will result in credit for a given exam. 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 SPU credit also may fulfill major requirements, contact the appropriate department for a review.

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

10 (for A or B)

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

Mathematics - Further 8 (for A or B) WKQR MAT 2401 and MAT 2360 
Physics 15 (for A, B, or C) WKFS** PHY 1121, 1122, and 1123
Psychology 10 (for A, B, or C) WKSS PSY 1180 and 5 cr PSY lower-division elective 
Sociology 5 (for A, B, or C) 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.