Cambridge Pre-University Diploma

This document indicates how transfer credit is awarded for Cambridge Pre-University subjects. 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 Mississauga (UTM) during the 2019/20 academic year.

1 Transfer credit is granted for your Cambridge Pre-University Principal examinations with a final grade of at least "M2".
2 In order to receive credit, final official results must be sent directly from the exam board to Enrolment Services by no later than August 16, 2019. Details on how to request a Certifying Statement can be found here. Results issued by your school are not acceptable Enrolment Services
172 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3

You may forfeit your assessed secondary school transfer credits by September 18, 2019 by sending an email to the Transfer Credit Team at the Office of the Registrar ( using your U of T email address. Please include the following information:

  • Subject line: "Secondary School Transfer Credit Forfeit Request"
  • Body: Include your student number and the following statement – "This email is to confirm that I would like to forfeit the below secondary school transfer credit(s): [insert transfer credit here] "

The option to forfeit is only available to students who have not attended another post-secondary institution. Once forfeited, transfer credits cannot be reinstated.

4 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.

Course Equivalencies

Course Name Transfer Credit Given
(Credit Value, Distribution Requirement)
Art and Design FAS1**H (0.5, HUM)  JAV130H1
Art History FAH1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Biology BIO1**Y (1.0, SCI)   
Business and Management MGT1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Chemistry CHM110H5 (0.5, SCI) 
CHM120H5 (0.5, SCI) 
Classical Greek LNG1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Classical Heritage CLA101H5 (0.5, HUM)  CLA160H1
Comparative Government and Politics SSC1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Drama and Theatre No credit  
Economics No credit  
French FRE180H5 (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
FSL305H5, FSL306H5
Further Mathematics No credit  
Geography No credit  
German GER1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Global Persp and Indep. Research SSC1**H (0.5, SSc)   
History HIS1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Italian ITA1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Latin LAT1**H (0.5, HUM)  LAT101H1
Literature in English ENG100H5 (0.5, HUM)   
Mandarin Chinese EAS1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS101Y1, EAS200Y1, EAS290Y1
Mathematics No credit  
Music No credit  
Philosophy and Theology PHL1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Physics PHY136H5 (0.5, SCI) 
PHY137H5 (0.5, SCI) 
Psychology PSY1**H (0.5, SCI)  PSY100Y5
Russian SLA1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Spanish SPA1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Sports Science No credit  

Terms Defined

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 UTM 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, CHM1**Y 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 Advisor or the Office of the Registrar.

Generic transfer credit: A course for which no equivalent discipline exists. For example, HUM – Humanities, LNG – Language, SCI – Science, SSC – Social Science.

Distribution Requirements: To qualify for a degree, students must complete at least 1.0 credit from each of the following divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences. Distribution requirements are noted for each course (where applicable) with the following codes:

  • HUM = Humanities
  • SSc = Social Sciences
  • SCI = Sciences

Refer to the UTM Calendar for more information.

Subjects not listed above may still be considered for transfer credit. The University of Toronto Mississauga reserves the right to change transfer credit policies without notice.