Singapore-Cambridge GCE

This page outlines how transfer credit is awarded for Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level examinations. The following information applies only to students admitted to a degree program at U of T Mississauga for September 2022 and who are registered in the Fall/Winter 2022-23 session.

On this page:

  1. Important Notes
  2. Equivalency Chart
  3. Distribution Requirements
  4. How do I interpret the transfer credit equivalency chart?

Important Notes

  • Transfer credit is awarded for Advanced Level and H2 Level exams where a final grade of at least ‘B’ is achieved.
  • The deadline for your final official results to be sent directly from the exam board to Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto to be assessed for transfer credit eligibility is the end of August 2022. Results issued by your school are not acceptable.
  • If you wish to forfeit any transfer credits awarded to you, please see our Request to Forfeit Secondary School Transfer Credit webpage for instructions.
  • 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.
  • The deadline to submit a forfeit request is May 31, 2023.
    • Students admitted in 2021-2022 have a forfeit date of May 31, 2022.

Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level Examinations

Subjects not listed below may still be considered for transfer credit. U of T Mississauga reserves the right to change transfer credit policies without notice.

Course Name Transfer Credit Given Credit Weight Subject Area / Distribution Requirement Program Admission Program Requirements Prerequisite Purposes Notes

Art 

FAH1**H 

0.5 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Biology 

BIO1**Y 

1.0 

(Sci) 

No 

No 

No 

Chemistry 

CHM1**H 
CHM1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

110 (Sci) 
120 (Sci) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to CHM110H5 and CHM120H5. 

China Studies in Chinese 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

China Studies in English 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chinese History 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chinese Language and Literature 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Computing 

CSC1**Y 

1.0 

(Sci) 

No 

No 

No 

Economics 

SSC1**H 

0.5 

(SSc) 

No 

No 

No 

English Language & Linguistics 

No Credit 

English Literature 

ENG1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

French 

FSL1**Y 

0.5 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Placement test is required for further studies in French language courses. 

Geography 

GGR1**Y 

1.0 

(SSc) 

No 

No 

No 

History 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Knowledge and Inquiry 

No Credit 

Malay Language and Literature 

ASI1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Management of Business 

MGM1**H 

0.5 

(SSc) 

No 

No 

No 

Mathematics 

No Credit 

Further Math 

No Credit 

Music 

MUS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Physics 

PHY1**H 
PHY1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

136 (Sci) 
137 (Sci) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to PHY136H5 and PHY137H5. 

Principles of Accounting 

MGT1**H 

0.5 

(SSc) 

No 

No 

No 

  

Tamil Language and Literature 

SAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

  

Theatre Studies and Drama 

DRE1**H 

0.5 

121 (Hum) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to DRE121H5.  

Distribution Requirements

Of the 20.0 credits required to complete a degree, students must complete at least one full-credit in each of the three distribution requirement categories:

  • Humanities (Hum)
  • Science (Sci)
  • Social Sciences (SSc)

The majority of secondary school transfer credits are assigned a category and this will show up on your academic record. For more information about Distribution Requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website

How do I interpret the transfer credit equivalency chart?

  • Course Name: The name of the course/subject you took (for example, European History or Economics).
  • Transfer Credit Given: The credit that will appear on your academic record. All secondary school transfer credits are awarded unspecified transfer credits, for example BIO1**H, EAS1**Y, or POL1**H. 
  • Credit Weight: The weight of the transfer credits, either 0.5 or 1.0 (see the Academic Calendar for more information about course weight). If a course/subject is not eligible for transfer credit, the weight will be listed as N/A. 
  • Subject Area/Distribution Requirement: This column includes information about the distribution requirement category for the transfer credit (see above). In some cases, there will also be a number, which indicates the course to which the transfer credit can be considered an equivalent.
    • For example: Advanced level Chemistry awards two half-credits of CHM1**H with a subject area of “110 (Sci)” and CHM1**H with a subject area of “120 (Sci). This means that the transfer credits can be used as the equivalent to CHM110H5 and CHM120H5. It is important to note that you could, however, choose to enrol in CHM110H5 and CHM120H5 at U of T Mississauga for credit and it would not be considered a repeated course.
  • Program Admission: This column tells you whether the credit can be used to meet the enrolment requirements for a Program of Study (POSt). See the Academic Calendar for more information about program enrolment requirements.
  • Program Requirements: This column tells you whether the credit can be used to meet the completion requirements for a POSt. See the Academic Calendar for more information about program completion requirements. 
  • Prerequisite Purposes: This column tells you whether the credit can be used to meet the prerequisite for another course. See the Academic Calendar for more information about prerequisites.
  • Notes: Important information about the credit equivalency and how the transfer credit can be used for program requirements. If the note instructs you to contact the respective department, you can find this in the Academic Calendar.