Cambridge Pre-University Diploma

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This page indicates how transfer credit is awarded for Cambridge Pre-University subjects. Please note that the following rules and regulations only apply to students admitted to a degree program and who are registered at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) during the 2019/20 academic year.


Transfer credit is granted for your Cambridge Pre-University Principal examinations with a final grade of at least ‘M2’.


In order to receive credit, final official results must be issued by the CIE examination board to Enrolment Services by no later than August 16, 2019. Details on how to request a Certifying Statement can be found here. Results issued by your school are not acceptable.

Enrolment Services
172 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3


 If you wish to decline or forfeit the transfer credits awarded to you, you must email no later than October 31, 2019. The option to forfeit is only available to students who have not attended another post-secondary institution. Once forfeited, transfer credits cannot be reinstated.


If you choose to forfeit transfer credit given for a course for which you were awarded two half credits, you must forfeit both half credits.




Exclusion: U of T courses in which you may not enrol unless you forfeit the transfer credit.  In addition, you may not enrol in any courses that are listed in the UTSC Calendar as exclusions for these courses or the transfer credit courses. If you enrol in any of these courses, the course will be listed as “extra” on your transcript and will not count towards your degree.

Unspecified transfer credit: A course that has no exact equivalency in the Faculty.  For example, CHMA**H represents an unspecified first year credit in Chemistry.  Unspecified credits may be used to meet prerequisite, program or breadth requirements as long as permission is obtained from the relevant Program Supervisor.

Generic transfer credit: A course for which no equivalent discipline exists.  For example, HUM – Humanities, LGG – Language, SCI – Science, SSC – Social Science.

Breadth Requirement: Of the 20 credits required to complete a degree, at least one half-credit must come from each of the following five breadth categories (Refer to the UTSC Calendar for more information):

  • Arts, literature and language (Arts)
  • History, philosophy and cultural studies (HisPhil)
  • Social and behavioural sciences (SocBeh)
  • Natural sciences (NatSci)
  • Quantitative reasoning (Quant)

Subjects not listed below may still be considered for transfer credit. The University of Toronto Scarborough reserves the right to change transfer credit policies without notice.


Course Name

Transfer Credit Given

Credit Value


Subject Area

Mother Tongue

Art and Design VPSA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Art History VPHA46H3 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Biology BIOA**H, BIOA01H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Chemistry CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Classical Greek GRK1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Classical Heritage CLAA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Drama and Theatre VPDA10H3 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Economics No Credit     X  
French FREA01H3 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Further Mathematics No Credit     X  
Geography GGRA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
German GER1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Global Persp and Indep.Research SSCA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
History HISA**H 0.5   (BR=HisPhil)  
Italian ITA1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Latin LAT1**H 0.5 LAT101H1 (BR=Arts)  
Literature in English HUMA**H 0.5 ENG100H1 (BR=Arts)  
Mandarin Chinese LGGA**H 0.5 LGGA60H3, LGGA61H3 (BR=Arts) Y
Mathematics MATA30H3 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
Music VPMA99H3, VPMA**H 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Philosophy and Theology HUMA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Physics PHYA10H3, PHYA21H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Psychology PSYA**H 0.5 PSYA01H3, PSYA02H3 (BR=SocBeh)  
Russian SLA1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Spanish LGGA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Sports Science SCIA**H 0.5   (BR=NatSci)