March 2017 to February 2018

The University of Iowa recognizes Cambridge exams for matriculation purposes.

  • 5 GCSE, IGCSE or O-Level passes with a grade of C or higher in core subjects are required for matriculation and consideration for admission.
  • AS & A Levels can substitute or add additional subjects for admission review.
  • 8 semester hours of credit will be awarded for each A Level with a score of C or higher. Exceptions are noted in the table below.
  • A maximum of 8 semester hours of credit is awarded in a single subject if a student extends the AS Level exam to an A Level.
  • Some A Level exams fulfill General Education Program requirements for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as noted in the chart below. Credit is awarded in semester hour (s.h.) units.
To learn more about Cambridge International Examinations, visit: http://www.cie.org.uk/.

Cambridge International Examination Title

Score

Credit Awarded

Other Information

Afrikaans A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Arabic A Level C or higher 8 s.h. Maybe used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Art and Design A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts hours; or used as elective hours.

Biology A Level

C or higher

4 s.h.

Duplicates BIOL:1140 Human Biology. May be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences (nonlab) hours; or used as elective hours.

Biology AS Level C or higher N/A

No credit awarded.

Chemistry A Level

C or higher

8 s.h.

Duplicates CHEM:1110-1120 Principles of Chemistry I-II. May be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences (lab) hours; or used as elective hours.

Chinese A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Classical Studies A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Values and Culture hours; or used as elective hours.
Computer Science A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning hours; or used as elective hours.
Divinity A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Values and Culture hours; or used as elective hours.
Economics A Level C or higher 8 s.h. Duplicates ECON:1100 Principles of Microeconomics and ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics.
Economics AS Level C or higher 4 s.h. Duplicates ECON:1200 Principles of Macroeconomics.
English Literature A Level C or higher 8 s.h. Duplicates ENGL:1200 The Interpretation of Literature. Duplicates AP Test: English Literature & Composition. Duplicates CLEP Subject Test: Analyzing & Interpreting Literature. Duplicates IB Exam: English A: Literature. May be applied to the General Education Program Interpretation of Literature requirement; or used as elective hours.
French A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Geography A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences (nonlab) hours; or used as elective hours.
German A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Global Perspectives and Research A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: International and Global Issues hours; or used as elective hours.
Hindi A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World languages component, or used as elective hours.
Hinduism A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Values and Culture hours; or used as elective hours.
History A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Historical Perspectives hours; or used as elective hours.
Islamic Studies A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Values and Culture hours; or used as elective hours. 
Marathi A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Marine Science A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences (nonlab) hours; or used as elective hours.

Mathematics A Level

C or higher

8 s.h.

Duplicates MATH:1850 Calculus I (4 s.h.) The remaining 4 s.h. may be applied to General Education Program: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning hours; or used as elective hours.

Mathematics – Further A Level

C or higher

8 s.h.

Duplicates MATH:1850 Calculus I (4 s.h.) and MATH:2550 Engineering Math III (2 s.h.) The remaining 2 s.h. may be applied to General Education Program: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning hours; or used as elective hours.

Music A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts hours; or used as elective hours.
Physics A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Natural Sciences (nonlab) hours; or used as elective hours.
Portuguese A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Psychology A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Social Sciences hours; or used as elective hours.
Sociology A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Social Sciences hours; or used as elective hours.
Spanish A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Tamil A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Telugu A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Thinking Skills A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be applied to General Education Program: Quantitative or Formal Reasoning hours; or used as elective hours.
Urdu-Pakistan only A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.
Urdu A Level C or higher 8 s.h. May be used to complete the General Education Program World Languages component, or used as elective hours.