Cambridge A-Level Exam Equivalency Guide for 2020

Students who wish to receive credit for exams not listed should contact the Registrar’s Office for more information.

St. Olaf does not award credit for Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level exams.

CAL Exam and Grade Credit Equivalent Course Placement In GE Fulfilled Notes
Art and Design
A* or A
1.00 Check with Dept.
Biology
A* or A
1.00 Check with Dept. SED
Chemistry
A* or A
1.00 Take placement survey. SED
Economics
A* or A
1.00 Econ 121 Econ 200-263, subject to other prerequisites. HBS
English Language
A* or A
1.00 Credit awarded for only 1 CAL English exam.
English Language and Literature
A* or A
1.00 FYW Credit awarded for only 1 CAL English exam.
English Literature
A* or A
1.00 FYW Credit awarded for only 1 CAL English exam.
Mathematics
A* or A
1.00 Math 120 Check with Dept. AQR Take placement survey to confirm placement.
Physics
A* or A
2.00 Check with Dept. SED