General Certificate of Education (GCE)

This document indicates how transfer credit is awarded for GCE Advanced Level examinations. 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 A minimum final grade of "B" is required to be considered for transfer credit. No transfer credit is awarded for Advanced Subsidiary level courses
2 In order to receive credit, final results must be sent directly from the appropriate exam board to Enrolment Services by no later than August 16, 2019. We do not need your actual Certificate(s) that is normally issued in October / November. Results issued by your school are not acceptable. Links to various exam boards: CIE, EdExcel, AQA, OCR, SQA, WJEC 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)
Accounting MGT1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Afrikaans Under review  
Ancient History CLA101H5 (0.5, HUM)  
Anthropology ANT1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Applied Information and Communication Technology CSC1**H (0.5, SCI)   
Arabic Under review  
Art FAS1**H (0.5, HUM)  JAV130H1
Art and Design FAS1**H (0.5, HUM)  JAV130H1
Art History FAH1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Biology BIO152H5 (0.5, SCI) 
BIO153H5 (0.5, SCI) 
Business MGM1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Business and Economics MGT1**H (0.5, SSc) 
ECO1**H (0.5, SSc) 
Business Studies MGM101H5 (0.5, SSc)   
Chemistry CHM110H5 (0.5, SCI)
CHM120H5 (0.5, SCI) 
Chinese Under review  
Classical Civilization CLA1**H (0.5, HUM)  CLA160Y5
Classics CLA1**H (0.5, HUM)  CLA160Y5
Computer Science/Computer Studies/Computing CSC1**H (0.5, SCI)   
Design and Technology No credit  
Drama/Drama and Theatre Studies DRE1**H (0.5, HUM)  DRE121H5, DRE122H5
Dress and Textiles No credit  
Economics No credit  
Economics and Public Affairs ECO1**H (0.5, SSc) 
POL1**H (0.5, SSc) 
Consult Department
Electronics No credit  
English ENG100H5 (0.5, HUM)   
English General No credit  
English Language No credit  
English Language and Literature ENG1**H (0.5, HUM)   
English Literature ENG1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Environmental Science Under review  
Food Studies No credit  
French Under review  
Further Mathematics No credit  
General Studies No credit  
Geography GGR1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Geology ERS1**Y (1.0, SCI)  ERS120H5
German  Under review  
Global Perspectives SSC1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Government and Politics SSC1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Graphical Communications No credit  
Health and Social Care UNI1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Hindi SAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Hinduism RLG1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
History HIS1**H (0.5, HUM)   
History of Art FAH1**H5  
History of East Asia HIS1**H (0.5, HUM)  HIS280Y1
Home Economics No credit  
Human Biology BIO1**Y (1.0, SCI)   
Information & Communication Technology CSC104H5 (0.5, SCI)   
Information Technology CSC104H5 (0.5, SCI)   
Italian Under review  
Japanese No credit  
Law TRN1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Leisure Studies No credit  
Liberal Studies SSC1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Marine Science SCI1**Y (1.0, SCI)   
Mathematics No credit  
Mathematics - Applied No credit  
Mathematics - Further No credit  
Mathematics and Statistics No credit  
Mathematics-Pure/Core No credit  
Media Studies CCT1**H (0.5, SSc)   
Modern Greek No credit  
Modern Hebrew No credit  
Music HUM1**Y (1.0, HUM)  MUS110H1, MUS111H1
Music Technology No credit  
Philosophy PHL1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Physical Education No credit  
Physics PHY136H5 (0.5, SCI) 
PHY137H5 (0.5, SCI) 
Politics POL1**H  
Portugese Under review  
Psychology PSY1**H (0.5, SCI)  PSY100Y5
Religious Studies RLG1**H (0.5, HUM)   
Russian Under review  
Russian Language SLA1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Sociology SOC1** (0.5, SSc)   
Spanish Under review  
Statistics STA220H5 (0.5, SCI)   
Thinking Skills No credit  
Travel and Tourism No credit  
Urdu LNG1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Visual Arts FAH1**H (0.5, HUM)   

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.