Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Examinations

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This page indicates how transfer credit is awarded for Singapore – Cambridge 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.


Transfer credit is granted for Advanced Level and H2 Level exams in which a final grade of at least ‘B’ is achieved.


In order to receive credit, Advanced Level results (Statement of Results or Certifying Statement of Results) must be sent directly by the appropriate examination board(s) to Enrolment Services as soon as your results are available and no later than August 16, 2019. 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 VPSA**H 0.5   (BR=Arts)  
Biology BIOA**H, BIOA01H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
Chemistry CHMA10H3, CHMA11H3 1.0   (BR=NatSci)  
China Studies in Chinese GASA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
China Studies in English GASA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Chinese History GASA**Y 1.0 GASB58H3 (BR=Arts)  
Chinese Language and Literature LGGA**Y 1.0 LGGA60H3, LGGA61H3 (BR=Arts) Y
Computing CSCA**H, CSCA**H 1.0 CSCA08H3 (BR=Quant)  
Economics MGEA01H3, MGEA05H3 1.0   (BR=SocBeh)  
English Language & Linguistics LINA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
English Literature HUMA**Y 1.0 ENG100H1 (BR=Arts)  
French FREA01H3, FREA02H3 1.0   (BR=Arts) Y
Geography GGRA**H, GGRA02H3 1.0   (BR=SocBeh)  
German GER1**H 0.5   (BR=Arts) Y
History HISA04H3, HISA05H3 1.0   (BR=HisPhil)  
Japanese No credit     X  
Knowledge and Inquiry No credit     X  
Malay Language and Literature GASA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts) Y
Management of Business MGTA01H3 0.5   (BR=SocBeh)  
Mathematics MATA30H3, STAA**H 1.0 STAB22H3, PSYB07H3, MGEB11H3 (BR=Quant)  
Music VPMA**H, VPMA99H3 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Physics PHYA10H3 0.5   (BR=NatSci)  
Principles of Accounting MGTA**H 0.5 MGTA05H3 (BR=SocBeh)  
Tamil Language and Literature LGGA**Y 1.0 LGGA74H3, LGGA75H3 (BR=Arts) Y
Theatre Studies and Drama VPDA**Y 1.0   (BR=Arts)  
Translation Chinese No credit     X