Credit for Previous Study - Cambridge Pre-U Examinations
MIT recognizes and gives credit for high scores on certain Cambridge Pre-U examinations as administered in various countries, based on appropriate documentation.
Reporting Your Scores
To receive final credit you must present your official Pre-U certificate (issued by CIE) 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: No credit is given for Pre-U Mathematics or Further Mathematics exams. To receive credit for Calculus I and/or Calculus II (18.01, 18.02), take the appropriate Advanced Standing Exams.
- Physics: For a grade of D3, D2, or D1 in Pre-U 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 D3, no credit is given.
If you earn 8.01 credit from a Pre-U score 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 unrestricted elective credit. You will also receive 12 units of credit for a passing grade in 8.012.
- Geography: For a grade of D3, D2, or D1 in Pre-U Geography MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences will grant 3 units of unrestricted elective credit
- Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: Pre-U credit cannot be used to satisfy any part of the HASS Requirement. However, each grade of D3, D2, or D1 on Pre-U examinations in fields designated Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences at MIT earns 9 units of unrestricted elective credit. For grades lower than D3, no credit is given. No credit is given for Pre-U exams in Business and Management or Sports Science.
- 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 Pre-U scores in Admissions decisions, please visit http://www.mitadmissions.org/. UAAP cannot answer questions about qualifications for admission to MIT.