General Certificate of Education (GCE)

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This page indicates how transfer credit is awarded for GCE Advanced Level examinations. 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.


A minimum final grade of ‘B’ is required to be considered for transfer credit. No transfer credit is awarded for Advanced Subsidiary level courses.


In order to receive credit, final results must be sent directly from the appropriate exam board to Enrolment Services as soon as your results are available and no later than August 16, 2019. We do not need your actual Certificate(s) that is normally issued in October / November. Results issued by your school are not acceptable. Links to various exam boards: CIE, EdExcel, AQA, OCR, SQA, WJEC.

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

Accounting MGTA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Anthropology ANTA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Applied Business No credit     X  
Applied Information and Communication Technology SSCA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Arabic No credit     X  
Art VPSA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Art and Design VPSA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Biology BIOA01H3, BIOA02H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Biology A BIOA01H3 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Biology B BIOA02H3 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Business MGTA05H3 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Business and Economics SSCA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Chemistry CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Chinese LGGA**H 0.5 LGGA60H3, LGGA61H3 (BR=Arts) Y
Chinese History HISA**H 0.5 HISB58H3, GASB58H3, HIS280Y1 (BR=HisPhil)  
Classical Arabic No credit     X  
Classical Civilization CLAA**H 0.5 CLA160H1 (BR=HisPhil)  
Classics CLAA**H 0.5 CLA160H1 (BR=HisPhil)  
Computer Science/Computer Studies/Computing CSCA**H 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
Design and Technology No credit     X  
Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies VPDA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Dress and Textiles No credit     X  
Economics No credit     X  
Economics and Public Affairs POLA**H, SSCA**H 1.0   (BR=SocBeh)  
Electronics No credit     X  
English HUMA**H 0.5 ENG100H1 (BR=Arts)  
English General No credit        
English Language No credit     X  
English Language and Literature HUMA**H 0.5 ENG100H1 (BR=Arts)  
English Literature HUMA**H 0.5 ENG100H1 (BR=Arts)  
Film Studies HUMA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Food Studies No credit     X  
French FREA01H3 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Further Mathematics No credit     X  
General Studies No credit     X  
Geography EESA**H, GGRA**H 1.0 EESA06H3, GGR107H1 (BR=NatSci)  
Geology EESA**Y 1.0 EESA06H3 (BR=NatSci)  
German GER1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Global Perspectives SSCA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Government and Politics SSCA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Graphical Communications No credit     X  
Health and Social Care HLTA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Hindi LGGA**Y 1.0 LGGA71H3, LGGA70H3 (BR=Arts) Y
Hinduism RLGA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
History HISA**H 0.5   (BR=HisPhil)  
History of Art VPHA**H 0.5 VPHA46H3 (BR=Arts)  
History of East Asia GASA**H 0.5 GASB58H3, HIS280Y1 (BR=HisPhil)  
Home Economics No credit     X  
Human Biology BIOA**Y 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Information & Communication Technology No credit     X  
Italian ITA1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Japanese No credit     X  
Latin LAT1**H 0.5 LAT101H1 (BR=Arts)  
Law TRN1**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Leisure Studies No credit     X  
Liberal Studies SSCA**H 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Marine Science SCIA**Y 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Mathematics MATA30H3 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
Mathematics-Pure/Core MATA30H3 0.5   (BR=Quant)  
Media Studies MDSA01H3 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Modern Greek No credit     X  
Modern Hebrew No credit     X  
Music VPMA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Music Technology No credit     X  
Persian No credit     X  
Philosophy HUMA**H 0.5   (BR=HisPhil)  
Physical Education No credit     X  
Physical Sciences SCIA**Y 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Physics PHYA11H3, PHYA22H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Psychology PSYA**H 0.5 PSYA01H3, PSYA02H3 (BR=SocBeh)  
Religious Studies RLGA**H 0.5   (BR=HisPhil)  
Russian Language SLA1**H 0.5 SLA220Y1 (BR=Arts) Y
Social Biology BIOA**Y 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Sociology SOCA**H 0.5 SOCA03Y3 (BR=SocBeh)  
Spanish SPA1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Statistics STAA**Y 1.0 STAB22H3, STAB27H3 (BR=Quant)  
Tamil No credit     X  
Thinking Skills No credit     X  
Travel and Tourism No credit     X  
Urdu LGGA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
Zoology BIOA**Y 1.0   (BR=NatSci)