A Level & AS Level exams

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Submitting A Level or AS Level exams for credit

The UW awards credit only when an official A Level or AS Level exam certificate is submitted to the Office of Admissions. Preliminary results, Statement of Results, or unofficial photocopies cannot be used to grant credit. Official certificates for exams taken in June are generally issued in October.

When you receive your official A Level or AS Level exam certificate, you can either have your school make an official photocopy of the original by stamping the copy as official or submit the original exam certificate to the Office of Admissions.

Once an official copy of the final exam certificate is received by the Office of Admissions, credit will be recorded on your UW student record. To view courses and credits awarded, access your unofficial transcript via MyUW. Please allow 2-4 weeks for exam certificates to be processed and credit posted.

A Level and AS Level Policy Overview

The UW recognizes A Level/AS Level curriculum as a challenging academic program that provides excellent preparation for university study.

In general, 15 quarter credits will be granted for A Level exams with a passing grade and 7.5 quarter credits for AS level exams with a passing grade.

A maximum of 45 quarter credits (one year) awarded for A level and AS level exams may be applied towards a UW Tacoma degree.

In some cases credits are awarded with equivalencies for specific UW courses. In other cases credits are awarded that do not have a specific UW course equivalency. See the link below for further information about UW course designations.

No world language credit is awarded when it is the student’s first language.

No grades are posted for A Level or AS Level exams.

Students who complete two exams with duplicate or overlapping content or who complete an exam and a college course with duplicate or overlapping content will be awarded credit for only one exam or course.  Duplicate credit will not be granted in the same subject area for multiple exams such as A Level, AS Level, AP, or IB.

Credit awarding policies are reviewed on a regular basis and are subject to change. Students who entered the UW prior to Autumn 2020 can see the previous A Level and AS Level exam credit award schedule.

Review required A-Level or AS-Level scores to receive college credit at UW