Cambridge A-Level Exam Equivalency Guide for 2021

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 OLE Core Fulfilled Notes
Art and Design
A* or A
1.00 Check with Dept.
Biology
A* or A
1.00 Check with Dept.
Chemistry
A* or A
1.00 Take placement survey.
Economics
A* or A
1.00 Econ 121 Econ 200-263, subject to other prerequisites. Social Science
English Language
A* or A
1.00 Credit awarded for only 1 CAL English exam.
English Language and Literature
A* or A
1.00 Writing and Rhetoric Credit awarded for only 1 CAL English exam.
English Literature
A* or A
1.00 Writing and Rhetoric Credit awarded for only 1 CAL English exam.
Mathematics
A* or A
1.00 Math 120 Check with Dept. Quantitative and Computational Reasoning Take placement survey to confirm placement.
Physics
A* or A
2.00 Check with Dept. Natural Science