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The chart included on this page represents course equivalencies awarded for each Cambridge International (CI) exam score and recognized by all community and technical colleges in Washington. Colleges may award additional credits based on local policies, when appropriate, but should not award course equivalency credit for scores lower than those listed in this table. Students interested in transferring to a four-year university should check the requirements of their target school to determine the best way to use their IB exam credits.

4.60.53 Cambridge (CI)

Washington state community and technical colleges will award unrestricted elective credit for a Cambridge (CI) score of E on A and AS level exams. Credit will be awarded on the basis of official CI results, not transcript notation. Credits granted for general education or major requirements will be specified by the receiving institution’s CI credit policies; otherwise, elective credit will be granted.

Requirements of the Associate of Arts (AA) General Transfer degree allow ten (10) credits maximum from any single department for Humanities Social Sciences and Natural Sciences distribution requirements. A maximum of five (5) credits of World Language can be used for Humanities distribution.NameExamM

Name Exam Minimum Credit
Accounting A Level ACCT&201, ACCT&202, and ACCT&203 (15)
Accounting AS Level General electives (5)
Art & Design A Level Humanities distribution in art (10) and general electives (5)
Art & Design AS Level Humanities distribution in art (7.5)
Biology A Level Natural science distribution in biology, with lab (10)
and general electives (5)
Biology AS Level Natural science distribution in biology, with lab (7.5)
Business A Level BUS&101 (5) and business electives (10)
Business AS Level BUS&101 (5) and business electives (2.5)
Chemistry A Level CHEM&161, CHEM&162, and CHEM&163 (15)
Chemistry AS Level Natural science distribution in chemistry, with lab (7.5)
Chinese A Level World language (10) and humanities distribution (5)
Chinese - Language AS Level World language (7.5)
Classical Studies A Level Humanities distribution (10) and general electives (5)
Classical Studies AS Level Humanities distribution (7.5)
Computer Science A Level Computer science for non-majors (5)
and general electives (10)
Computer Science AS Level Computer science for non-majors (5)
and general electives (2.5)
Digital Media & Design A Level Humanities distribution (10)
and general electives (5)
Digital Media & Design AS Level Humanities distribution (7.5)
Drama A Level DRMA& 101 (5), humanities distribution (5),
and general electives (5)
Drama AS Level DRMA& 101 (5) and humanities distribution (2.5)
Economics A Level ECON&201 (5), ECON&202 (5),
and general electives (5)
Economics AS Level Social science distribution in economics (7.5)
English - Language A Level General electives (15)
English - Language AS Level General electives (7.5)
English - Language and Literature AS Level General electives (7.5)
English - Literature A Level Humanities distribution (10)
and general electives (5)
English -Literature AS Level General electives (7.5)
English General Paper AS Level General electives (7.5)
Environmental Management AS Level Natural science distribution, with lab (7.5)
French A Level FRCH&121, FRCH&122, and FRCH&123 (15)
UW awards 200-level credit
French - Language AS Level FRCH&123 (5) and humanities distribution (5)
Geography A Level Social science distribution (10) and general electives (5)
Geography AS Level Social science distribution (7.5)
German A Level GERM&121, GERM&122, and GERM&123 (15)
UW gives primarily 300-level credit
German - Language AS Level GERM&123 (5) and humanities distribution (5)
Global Perspectives and Research A Level General electives (15)
Global Perspectives and Research AS Level General electives (7.5)
History A Level Humanities or social science distribution in history (10 in one or 5 in each)
and general electives (5 to 10)
History AS Level Humanities or social science distribution in history (7.5)
Japanese - Language AS Level World language (5) and humanities distribution (2.5)
Marine Science A Level Natural science distribution, with lab (10)
and general electives (5)
Marine Science AS Level Natural science distribution, with lab (7.5)
Mathematics A Level MATH&151 (5), MATH&152 (5), and mathematics electives (5)
Mathematics AS Level Mathematics electives (7.5)
Mathematics - Further A Level MATH&146 (5), MATH&153 (5), and mathematics electives (5)
Mathematics - Further AS Level Mathematics electives (7.5)
Media Studies A Level Humanities distribution in communication (10)
and general electives (5)
Media Studies AS Level Humanities distribution in communication (7.5)
Music A Level Humanities distribution in music (10)
and general electives (5)
Music AS Level Humanities distribution in music (7.5)
Physical Education A Level General electives (15)
Physical Education AS Level General electives (7.5)
Physics A Level PHYS&114, PHYS&115, and PHYS&116 (15)
Physics AS Level Natural science distribution in physics, with lab (7.5)
Psychology A Level PSYC&100 (5), social science distribution in psychology (5),
and general electives (5)
Psychology AS Level Social science distribution in psychology (7.5)
Sociology A Level SOC&101 (5), social science distribution in sociology (5),
and general electives (5)
Sociology AS Level Social science distribution in sociology (7.5)
Spanish A Level SPAN&121, 122, and 123 (15)
Spanish - Language AS Level General electives (7.5)
Spanish - Literature AS Level Humanities distribution (7.5)
Thinking Skills A Level Humanities or social science distribution in philosophy (10 in one or 5 in each)
and general electives (5 to 10)
Thinking Skills AS Level Humanities or social science distribution in philosophy (7.5)

For Cambridge exams that are not listed here (Afrikaans, Arabic, Divinity, Hindi, Hinduism, Information Technology, Islamic Studies, Law, Portuguese, Tamil, Travel & Tourism, or Urdu), please contact your college's Office of Admissions or Enrollment Services.


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