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General Certification of Education 'A' Levels, French Baccalaureate, and German Abitur

See below for charts concerning: Caribbean Advanced Placement Exam (CAPE)General Certification of Education 'A' LevelsFrench BaccalaureateGerman AbiturSingapore A LevelsPre-University


International advanced placement examinations such as General Certificate of Education 'A' levels, French Baccalaureate, and German Abitur may be awarded a maximum of 10 units per discipline for some of the subjects which receive College Board AP credit. Students may not receive duplicate unit credit for AP, IB, or other international exams (listed below) in the same discipline, and the duplicating unit credit may be removed from the student's record.

To request this test credit evaluation, bring the original certificate to the Student Services Center, 2nd Floor, Tresidder Union. If you have already submitted your original certificate to Stanford, submit a support request to request the test credit evaluation.

In order to be eligible to receive credit for the A-Level GCE exams, all of the following must apply:

  • Only British Advanced Level (A-Level) and Singapore Advanced Level (A-Level) exams are eligible to receive credit. A-Level exams from countries outside of the United Kingdom and Singapore are not accepted at Stanford.

  • Must have received a grade of A, B, C, or D.

  • The official "General Certificate of Education" must be submitted. Stanford does not accept the "Candidate's Statement of Results."

  • Only subjects that receive College Board AP credit are eligible to receive credit.

More information about Physics advanced placement is available on the Department of Physics website.

See below for a pdf of this page as well as pdfs of previous years.


International Advanced Placement Examination Charts 2020-21


Caribbean Advanced Placement Exam (CAPE)

Scores/grades ranging from 1 through 3 are accepted for credit, except Mathematics which requires a score of 1 in order to receive credit.

Subject Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry - Units 1 & 2 10 CHEM 31A, 31B Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
Mathematics 10 MATH 19, MATH 20, MATH 21 Take placement diagnostics, see the Math placement website. Mathematics requires a score of 1 in order to receive credit
Physics - Unit 1 4 PHYSICS 21 Contact the Physics Department for placement information
Physics - Unit 2 4 PHYSICS 23 Contact the Physics Department for placement information


General Certification of Education 'A' Levels

A Levels are given in England and other countries with a British educational system. Only A Level exams are eligible, not A-S Level. General Certificate of Secondary Education does not receive credit. Students must score between an A through D; all other scores are not eligible for credit. Students must submit official exam results; copies are not accepted.

Subject Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry (A-D score) 10 CHEM 31, 31B Chem 33 or higher. Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Email chemistry-studentservices@stanford.edu
Computing (A-D score) 5 CS 101, 105, 106A Placement CS 106B or 106X. Contact the Computer Science Department for placement information
Arabic (A or B score only) 10 ARABLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Chinese (A or B score only) 10 CHINLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
French (A or B score only) 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
German (A or B score only) 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Hindi (A or B score only) 10 SPECLANG 152A, 152B, 152C Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Italian (A or B score only) 10 ITALLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Japanese (A or B score only) 10 JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Latin (A or B score only) 10 CLASSICS 1L, 2L, 3L Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Mathematics (A-B score) 8 MATH 19,  20 Take placement diagnostics, see the Math placement website
Further Math (A score only) 10 MATH 19,  20, 21 Take placement diagnostics, see the Math placement website
Physics (A or B score only) 8 PHYSICS 21, 23 Placement Diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for placement information
Portuguese (A or B score only) 10 PORTLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Spanish (A or B score only) 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Tamil (A or B score only) 10 SPECLANG 162A, 162B, 162C Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Urdu (A or B score only) 10 SPECLANG 218A, 218B, 218C Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information


French Baccalaureate

Students must receive a score of 12 or higher in order to receive credit

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry 5 5 CHEM 31A, 31B
Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
French 12 or higher 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Spanish 12 or higher 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement


German Abitur

The German Abitur uses a 3 point scale, therefore students must receive a score ranging from 1-3 in order to receive credit. Be advised that units do range based upon the score received.

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry 1-3 10 CHEM 31A, 31B
Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
German 1-3 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Mathematics 1-1.3 10 MATH 19, 20, 21 Take placement diagnostic; see the Math placement website
Mathematics 1.7-2.3 8 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostic; see the Math placement website
Physics 1-3 8 Contact Physics Department Placement Diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for placement information


Singapore A Levels

Only scores of A-D will be accepted and differ by each exam.

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement notes
Chemistry - H2 (A or B score) A or B 10 CHEM 31A, 31B Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
Computing A 5 CS101, 105, 106A Placement CS 106B or 106X. Contact the Computer Science Department for placement information
French* H2 scores of A or B 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
German* H2 scores of A or B 10  GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Japanese* H2 scores of A or B 10  JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Mathematics - H2 (A score) A 10 MATH 19, 20, 21 Take placement diagnostics; see the Math placement website
Mathematics - H2 (B score) B 8 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostics; see the Math placement website
Physics - H2 (A or B score) H2 score of A or B 8 PHYSICS 21, 23 Contact the Physics Department for placement information

*Only H2 scores of A or B are accepted for language credit/unit credit. H1 levels can take the language placement exam if continuing in that language. Contact the Language Center for more information.


Pre-University

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry A-C 10 CHEM 31A, 31B
Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
Mathematics A-B 8 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostic; see the Math placement website
Physics D1, D2, D3 8 PHYSICS 21, 23 Placement Diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for placement information

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