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A-Level Credit

The General Guidelines: 

  • Exams can be taken at either the Advanced (A-Level) or Advanced Subsidiary (A/S) level. Exams that can be considered for credit are Cambridge International AS/A-levels, Oxford International AQA AS/A-levels, Pearson Edexcel AS/A-levels, AQA AS/A-levels, and OCR AS/A-levels.
  • "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.
  • A level exams are scored A*-E (A* is the highest, and E is the minimum required performance); credit will only be award for A*- B; students with lower grades should be encouraged to test out.

For descriptions and credit hours for the specific Purdue courses listed in the table below, use Purdue's searchable catalog.

A-Level Taken & Credit Granted (Sem. Hrs.)
Accounting (A Level) MGMT 1XXXX & MGMT 20000 (6)
Accounting (AS Level) MGMT 1XXXX (3)
Applied Info & Comm Tech (A Level) CNIT 1XXXX & CNIT 13600 (6)
Applied Info & Comm Tech (AS Level) CNIT 1XXXX (3)
Arabic (A Level) ARAB 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Biology (A Level) BIOL 11000 & BIOL 11100 (8)
Biology (AS Level) BIOL 1XXXX (4)
Business Studies (A Level) MGMT 1XXXX (6)
Chemistry (A Level) CHM 11500 & CHM 11600 (8)
Chemistry (AS Level) CHM 11100 & CHM 11200 (6)
Chinese (A Level) CHNS 10100, 10200, 20100, 20200 (16)
Classical Studies (A Level) CLCS 1XXXX & CLCS 18100 (6)
Classical Studies (AS Level) CLCS 1XXXX (3)
Computer Science (A Level) CS 1XXXX (2)
Computer Science (AS Level) CS 1XXXX (2)
Design and Technology (A Level) IT 1XXXX & ENGT 10500 (6)
Design and Technology (AS Level) IT 1XXXX (3)
Divinity (A Level) PHIL 1XXXX & PHIL 20600 (6)
Divinity (AS Level) PHIL 1XXXX (3)
Economics (A Level) ECON 1XXXX & ECON 21000 (6)
Economics (AS Level) ECON 1XXXX (3)
English (A Level) ENGL 23100 (3)
Environmental Management (AS Level) EAPS 1XXXX (3)
Food Studies (A Level) FS 1XXXX & FS 16100 (6)
French (A Level) FR 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Further Mathematics (A Level) MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
Geography (A Level) EAPS 1XXXX & EAPS 12000 (6)
Geography (AS Level) EAPS 1XXXX (3)
German (A Level) GER 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Global Perspectives & Research (A Level) GSLA 1XXXX & GSLA 10100 (6)
Global Perspectives & Research (AS Level) GSLA 1XXXX (3)
Greek (A Level) GREK 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Hebrew (A Level) HEBR 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
History (A Level) HIST 1XXXX & HIST 10400 (6)
History (AS Level) HIST 1XXXX (3)
Information Technology (A Level) CNIT 1XXXX & CNIT 30500 (6)
Information Technology (AS Level) CNIT 1XXXX (3)
Islamic Studies (A Level) ARAB 1XXXX & ARAB 28100 (6)
Islamic Studies (AS Level) ARAB 1XXXX (3)
Italian (A Level) ITAL 10100 & 10200 & 20100 & 20200 (12)
Japanese (A Level) JPNS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (16)
Latin (A Level) LATN 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Mathematics (A Level) MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
Mathematics (AS Level) MA 16500 (4)
Media Studies (A Level) COM 1XXXX & COM 25000 (6)
Media Studies (AS Level) COM 1XXXX (3)
Music (A Level) MUS 25000 & MUS 26100 (6)
Music (AS Level) MUS 25000 (3)
Physical Education (A Level) HK 1XXXX & HK 10000 (6)
Physical Education (AS Level) HK 1XXXX (3)
Physics (A Level) PHYS 1XXXX & PHYS 17200 (8)
Physics (AS Level) PHYS 1XXXX (4)
Portuguese (A Level) PTGS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Psychology (A Level) PSY 1XXXX & PSY 12000 (6)
Psychology (AS Level) PSY 1XXXX (3)
Pure Mathematics (A Level) MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
Russian (A Level) RUSS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (16) 
Sociology (A Level) SOC 1XXXX & SOC 10000 (6)
Sociology (AS Level) SOC 1XXXX (3)
Spanish (A Level) SPAN 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
Thinking Skills (A Level) PHIL 1XXXX & PHIL 12000 (6)
Thinking Skills (AS Level) PHIL 1XXXX (3)
Travel and Tourism (A Level) HTM 1XXXX & HTM 17300 (6)
Travel and Tourism (AS Level) HTM 1XXXX (3)
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