University of Maryland University College accepts credits for advanced-level exams taken through Cambridge International Examinations, when scores meet UMUC standards. Official transcripts, with scores, must be sent directly to UMUC for review.

Credit Estimates

UMUC may accept grades of A–E for level A and AS exams. UMUC may grant 3 or 6 credits for A- and AS-level non-lab science exams, or 8 credits for A- and AS-level lab science exams. Please see the information below for an estimate of how Cambridge exams equate to UMUC coursework in various subject areas.

Behavioral and Social Sciences
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Geography Level A

GEOG 100 and GEOG Electives

6 LL

Geography Level AS

GEOG 100

3 LL

Nepal Studies Level AS

BEHS Electives

3 LL

Psychology Level A

PSYC 100 and PSYC Electives

6 LL

Psychology Level AS

PSYC 100

3 LL

Sociology Level A

SOCY 100 and SOCY Electives

6 LL

Sociology Level AS

SOCY 100

3 LL

Business and Public Policy
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Accounting Level A

ACCT 220 and ACCT 221

6 LL

Accounting Level AS

ACCT 220

3 LL

Business Level A

BMGT 110 and BMGT Electives

6 LL

Business Level AS

BMGT Electives

3 LL

Economics Level A

ECON 201 and ECON 203

6 LL

Economics Level AS

ECON 201

3 LL

Law Level A

LGST 100 through LGST 340 and LGST Electives

6 LL

Law Level AS

LGST 100 through LGST 340

3 LL

Travel and Tourism Level A

Electives

6 LL

Travel and Tourism Level AS

Electives

3 LL

Communications
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
English Language Level A

WRTG 101WV and WRTG Electives

6 LL

English Language Level AS

WRTG 101WV

3 LL

English Literature Level A

ENGL 240 and Literature Electives

6 LL

English Literature Level AS

Literature Electives

3 LL

English Language and Literature Level AS

ENGL 102

3 LL

History Level A

HIST Electives

6 LL

History Level AS

HIST Electives

3 LL

Media Studies Level A

RTVF Electives

6 LL

Media Studies Level AS

RTVF Electives

3 LL

Computer Science and Information Technology
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Applied Information and Communication Technology Level A

IFSM 300* and IFSM Electives

6 LL

Applied Information and Communication Technology Level AS

IFSM 300*

3 LL

Computer Science Level A

CMSC Electives

6 LL

Computer Science Level AS

CMSC Electives

3 LL

Computing Level A (2016)

IFSM 201 and IFSM Electives

6 LL

Information Technology (2017–2019) Level A

IFSM 201 and CMST Electives

6 LL

Information Technology (2017–2019) Level AS

IFSM 201

3 LL

* Note: This course meets the content requirement, but not the upper-level minimum requirement.

Foreign Languages
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Afrikaans Level A

AFKN Electives

6 LL

Afrikaans Level AS

AFKN Electives

3 LL

Arabic Level A

ARAB 115 and ARAB Electives

6 LL

Arabic Level AS

ARAB 115

3 LL

Chinese Level A

CHIN 115 and CHIN Electives

6 LL

Chinese Level AS

CHIN 115

3 LL

French Level A

FREN 212 and FREN Electives

6 LL

French Level AS

FREN 212

3 LL

German Level A

GERM 212 and GERM Electives

6 LL

German Level AS

GERM 212

3 LL

Japanese Language Level AS

JAPN 221

3 LL

Hindi Level A

HNDI Electives

6 LL

Hindi Level AS

HNDI Electives

3 LL

Portuguese Level A

PORT 212 and PORT Electives

6 LL

Portuguese Level AS

PORT 212

3 LL

Spanish Level A

SPAN 212 and SPAN Electives

6 LL

Spanish Level AS

SPAN 212

3 LL

Urdu Level A

URDU Electives

6 LL

Urdu Level AS

URDU Electives

3 LL

Urdu Pakistan Level A

URDU Electives

6 LL

Mathematics
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Mathematics Level A

MATH 115 and MATH 140

6 LL

Mathematics Level AS

MATH 115

3 LL

Mathematics Level AS (PureMath1+ PureMath2)

MATH 140

3 LL

Mathematics - Further Level A

MATH 141WV and STAT 200

6 LL

Sciences
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Biology Level A

BIOL 103 and Biology Lab

7 LL

Biology Level AS

BIOL 103

4 LL

Chemistry Level A

CHEM 103 and CHEM 113

8 LL

Chemistry Level AS

CHEM 103

4 LL

Marine Science Level A

BIOL 181 and NSCI 110

6 LL

Marine Science Level AS

BIOL 181

3 LL

Physical Science Level AS

NSCI 103

4 LL

Physics Level A

PHYS 111, PHYS 112, and Physics Lab

8 LL

Physics Level AS

PHYS 111 and Physics Lab

4 LL

Environmental Management Level AS

BIOL 211

3 LL

Miscellaneous
Examination Title UMUC Course Equivalent Number of Credits
Art Design Level A

ARTT Electives

6 LL

Art Design Level AS

ARTT Electives

3 LL

Classical Studies Level A

HUMN Electives

6 LL

Classical Studies Level AS

HUMN Electives

3 LL

Design and Technology Level A

Electives

6 LL

Design and Technology Level AS

Electives

3 LL

Design and Textiles Level A

Electives

6 LL

Design and Textiles Level AS

Electives

3 LL

Divinity Level A

Electives

6 LL

Divinity Level AS

Electives

3 LL

Global Perspectives and Research Level A

Pending Review

TBD

Global Perspectives and Research Level AS

Pending Review

TBD

Hinduism Level AS

HUMN Electives

3 LL

Islamic Studies Level A

HUMN Electives

6 LL

Islamic Studies Level AS

HUMN Electives

3 LL

Music Level A

MUSC Electives

6 LL

Music Level AS

MUSC Electives

3 LL

Physical Education Level A

Electives

6 LL

Physical Education Level AS

Electives

3 LL

Thinking Skills

Pending Review

TBD

The Fine Print 

UMUC is not responsible for determining students' prior knowledge or preparation for these exams. Approval to take exams does not guarantee award of credit. Other conditions, such as the appropriate score, must be satisfied. All information on credit by exam is subject to change without notice.