A Level

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is pleased to provide advanced standing credit for students who complete and pass Cambridge AS and A Level examinations. Students must earn a D grade or higher to receive advanced credit.

Information on how courses and credits are provided to students is below:

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Advanced Level Subject Credit Hours Given
Foreign Language Courses 10 Hours
Natural Science Courses 8 Hours
Physical Science Courses 8 Hours
Mathematics 8 Hours
Social Science Courses 6 Hours

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Advanced Subsidiary Level Subject Credit Hours Given
Foreign Language Courses 5 Hours
Natural Science Courses 4 Hours
Physical Science Courses 4 Hours
Mathematics 4 Hours
Social Science Courses 3 Hours

The amount of credit awarded corresponds to the amount for a normal two-semester series in the UNI curriculum for A level examinations. The amount of credit awarded corresponds to the amount for a normal one-semester course in the UNI curriculum for AS level examinations. Students who take AS and A level examinations will only receive credit for the A level exam. If you have further questions regarding advanced credit through AS and A levels, please email international.admissions@uni.edu

UNI’s advanced standing credit policy ensures students are recognized for their college-level work accomplished during their secondary studies. These credits will satisfy university graduation requirements and will result in a savings of time and money.