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.
If you wish to decline or forfeit the transfer credits awarded to you, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Transfer Credit Given
|Applied Business||No credit||X|
|Applied Information and Communication Technology||SSCA**H||0.5||(BR=SocBeh)|
|Art and Design||VPSA**H||0.5||(BR=Arts)|
|Business and Economics||SSCA**H||0.5||(BR=SocBeh)|
|Chinese History||HISA**H||0.5||HISB58H3, GASB58H3, HIS280Y1||(BR=HisPhil)|
|Classical Arabic||No credit||X|
|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 and Public Affairs||POLA**H, SSCA**H||1.0||(BR=SocBeh)|
|English General||No credit|
|English Language||No credit||X|
|English Language and Literature||HUMA**H||0.5||ENG100H1||(BR=Arts)|
|Food Studies||No credit||X|
|Further Mathematics||No credit||X|
|General Studies||No credit||X|
|Geography||EESA**H, GGRA**H||1.0||EESA06H3, GGR107H1||(BR=NatSci)|
|Government and Politics||SSCA**H||0.5||(BR=Arts)|
|Graphical Communications||No credit||X|
|Health and Social Care||HLTA**H||0.5||(BR=SocBeh)|
|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|
|Information & Communication Technology||No credit||X|
|Leisure Studies||No credit||X|
|Modern Greek||No credit||X|
|Modern Hebrew||No credit||X|
|Music Technology||No credit||X|
|Physical Education||No credit||X|
|Thinking Skills||No credit||X|
|Travel and Tourism||No credit||X|