Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Examinations

This document indicates how transfer credit is awarded for Singapore – Cambridge 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 Transfer credit is granted for Advanced Level and H2 Level exams in which a final grade of at least ‘B’ is achieved.
2 In order to receive credit, official final results must be sent directly from the exam board to Enrolment Services no later than August 16, 2019. 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) Exclusions
Art FAH1**H (0.5, HUM)  
Biology BIO1**Y (1.0, SCI)  
Chemistry CHM110H5 (0.5, SCI)
CHM120H5 (0.5, SCI)
China Studies in Chinese EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM) EAS345Y1
China Studies in English EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM) EAS345Y1
Chinese History EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM) EAS241H1, EAS256H1, EAS284H1
Chinese Language and Literature EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS101Y1, EAS200Y1
Computing CSC108H5 (0.5, SCI)
CSC1**H (0.5, SCI)
Economics SSC1**H (0.5, SSc)  
English Language & Linguistics No credit  
English Literature ENG1**Y (1.0, HUM) ENG100H5, ENG110H5, ENG140Y5
French FSL106H5 (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Geography GGR1**Y (1.0, SSC)  
History HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  
Knowledge and Inquiry No credit  
Malay Language and Literature ASI1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Management of Business MGM101H5 (0.5, SSc)  
Mathematics MAT1**H (0.5, SCI) MAT135Y5
Further Math MAT1**H (0.5, SCI)  
Music MUS110H1 (0.5, HUM)
MUS111H1 (0.5, HUM)
Physics PHY136H5 (0.5, SCI)
PHY137H5 (0.5, SCI)
Principles of Accounting MGT1**H (0.5, SSc)  
Tamil Language and Literature SAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
Theatre Studies and Drama DRE121H5 (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.