Credit for Previous Study: A-Level Exams
MIT recognizes and gives credit for high scores on certain A-Level examinations as administered in various countries, based on appropriate documentation.
Reporting Your Scores
To receive final credit you must present your official A-Level certificate (issued by CIE, Edexcel, AQA, or the appropriate government agency) to UAAP Advanced Placement staff for copy and review. However, if all you have when you arrive on campus is a statement of results or other unofficial report, bring it to UAAP right away. Tentative credit can be recorded and used as a prerequisite for 8.02 and 18.02.
- Mathematics: For a grade of A*, A, or B in A-Level Mathematics, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 18.01, Calculus I. For grades lower than B or grades in Further Mathematics, no credit is given.
If you are given 18.01 credit and then take 18.01A (a variation of 18.01) for review purposes, your 12 units of 18.01 credit will convert to 3 units of general elective credit. In addition, you will receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 18.01A.
If you take 18.014 (calculus with theory), your 18.01 credit will convert to 9 units of general elective credit. In addition, you will receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 18.014.
- Physics: For a grade of A* or A in A-Level Physics, credit will be given for 12 units of subject 8.01, Physics I, and you may enroll in subject 8.02 or 8.022 (Physics II). For grades lower than A, no credit is given.
If you earn 8.01 credit and then enroll in 8.012 (the advanced version of 8.01), the 12 units of credit initially given for 8.01 will convert to 6 units of general elective credit. You will also receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 8.012.
- Geography: For a grade of A* or A in A-Level Geography, MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences will grant 3 units of unrestricted elective credit.
- Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: A-Level credit cannot be used to satisfy any part of the HASS Requirement. However, each grade of A* or A on A-Level examinations in fields designated Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences at MIT earns 9 units of unrestricted elective credit. For grades lower than A, no credit is given.
- No credit is given for Biology, Chemistry, or Computer Science exams.
See also general information on the Credit for Previous Study page.
For information about the use of A-Level scores in Admissions decisions, please visit http://www.mitadmissions.org/. UAAP cannot answer questions about qualifications for admission to MIT.