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International Examinations

The Office of the University Registrar assists in the awarding of advanced credit for international examinations by facilitating the credit evaluation process. Credit may be awarded for the British G.C.E. “A” level examinations, the Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE), the Cambridge Pre-U diploma, and similar tests, such as the French baccalauréat, the German abitur, and the Swiss maturité.

Advanced-Level Examinations

G.C.E. Advanced-Level examination grades accepted for advanced credit by the various departments at Vanderbilt are listed below. Credits are awarded for examinations taken at the Advanced-Level only.

A Level Examination VU Credit Total Credits Grade Requirement
Accounting FNEC 1600 3 A*, A, or B
Biology BSCI 1100 + BSCI 1100L 4 A*, A, or B
Business Studies MGRL 1100 3 A*, A, or B
Chemistry CHEM 1601 + CHEM 1601L + CHEM 1602 + CHEM 1602L 8 A* or A only
Classical Civilization CLAS 2050 3 A*, A, or B
Economics ECON 1010 + ECON 1020 6 A*, A, or B
English Language ENGL 2050 4 A*, A, or B
English Language & Literature ENGL 2050 4 A*, A, or B
English Literature ENGL 2050 4 A*, A, or B
History HIST 1360 + HIST 2050 6 A*, A, or B
Mathematics MATH 1011 3 A*, A, or B
Mathematics Further No Credit 0 A*, A, or B
Music MUSO 2000 3 A*, A, or B
Physics PHYS 2051+ PHYS 2052 + PHYS 2053 + PHYS 2054 8 A*, A, or B
Psychology PSY 1200 3 A*, A, or B

*The Vanderbilt course equivalent and amount of credit that may be awarded is subject to change.

Pre-U Examinations

Pre-U examination grades accepted for advanced credit by the various departments at Vanderbilt are listed below.

Pre-U Examination VU Credit Total Credits Grade Requirement
Business and Management No Credit 0  
Chemistry CHEM 1601 + CHEM 1601L + CHEM 1602 + CHEM 1602L 8 M2 or higher
Economics ECON 1010 + ECON 1020 6 M2 or higher
Further Mathematics No Credit 0  
Mathematics MATH 1011 3 M2 or higher
Physics PHYS 2051+ PHYS 2052 + PHYS 2053 + PHYS 2054 8 M2 or higher

*The Vanderbilt course equivalent and amount of credit that may be awarded is subject to change.

Other International Examinations

Students should submit syllabi and other supporting documentation for review to the International Curriculum & Credentials Analyst.

Application Process

In order for credit to be awarded, official examination results in the native language and an English translation need to be stamped as official and sent in sealed, stamped envelopes from the issuing institution to:

Office of the University Registrar
Vanderbilt University
International Curriculum & Credentials Analyst
PMB 407701
110 21st Avenue South, Suite 110
Nashville, TN 37240-7701

The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) body allows authorized university personnel to download official examination results through CIE’s secure results center. Students whose examinations were conducted by the Cambridge International Examination (CIE) body, please email the center number, candidate number and series (e.g., June 2015).

Students who have taken exams in other areas may submit inquiries to the International Curriculum & Credentials Analyst.

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