A-Level exams

Exam name UCB units Requirements fulfilled
Accounting 8 None
Art & Design 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Biology 8 Biology 1A/1AL and Biology 1B
Chemistry 8 Chemistry 1A/1AL (score of A satisfies 1A/1AL & 1B)
Classical Studies 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Computer Science(1) 8 61B if programming language is C or C++
Economics 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
English Literature 8 Reading and Composition A” for students entering Berkeley Fall 2017 or earlier.
English Literature 8 None for students entering Berkeley Fall 2018 or later
History 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Language other than English 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Math H1 8 Math 1A
Math H2 8 Math 1A and Math 1B
Math H3 8 Math 1A and Math 1B
Pure Math 8 Math 1A and Math 1B
Further Math 8 Math 1A and Math 1B
Media Studies 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Music 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Physics 8 None
Psychology 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Religious Studies (Divinity, Hindusim, Islamic Studies) 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences
Sociology 8 One lower division Humanities/Social Sciences

 

Notes:

  • Maximum allowable credit for all math exams combined is 8 units.
  • UC grants credit for GCE, Singapore-Cambridge and Hong Kong Advanced Level examinations on which a student earns a grade of A, B or C.  
  • A-Level credit will not be awarded if the test is taken after enrolling at UC Berkeley.
  • No duplication of credit will be given for IB, AP and A-Level exams.

1This exam does not exempt a student from completing CS 61A.