British A-Level Policy

  1. A maximum of 15 units of pre-matriculation credit may be counted toward any undergraduate degree. These units will count toward graduation but will not meet general education requirements.

  2. O-Level exams are not eligible for credit.

  3. If a student takes a course in residence which they have already received A-Level credit for the A-Level credit will be removed automatically.


ACCOUNTING (B50)

Advanced Level grades of A, B, C & D to be awarded 3 units of credit for ACCT 2610.

ARABIC (L49)

Please see departmental advanced placement policy (Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literature) for more information. 

BIOLOGY (L41)

Grades of A or B to be awarded 3 units of credit equivalent to Biol 100A.

BUSINESS STUDIES (B53)

Advanced Level grades of A, B, C & D to be awarded 3 units of management elective credit (B53 0001).

CHEMISTRY (L07)

A grade of A to be awarded 3 units each for the following courses: L07 103 and L07 104.

A grade of B to be awarded 3 units for the following course: L07 103.

COMPUTER SCIENCE (E81)

No credit given but a student can take the CSE 131 (formerly CS 101G) placement exam. Contact the CSE office at 314-935-6160 for more information.

ECONOMICS (L11)

3 units of undergraduate general degree credit for students with a grade (on the A-level exam) of A, contingent upon completion of Econ 4011 with a grade of B or better. The credit will not count toward the Economics major/minor. Placement into any economics course is permitted (assuming other prerequisites are met); however, by-passing introductory courses may be disadvantageous, and students are strongly encouraged to consult with the department’s Academic Coordinator.   By-passing Econ 1011 and/or Econ 1021 requires the completion of additional economics elective credit for the major/minor.

ENGLISH (L13)

No credit or placement given.

FRENCH (L34)

A grade of A to be awarded 3 units for French 102D and 3 units of French 201D with 3 additional units being awarded upon completion of a 300-level course (other than conversation). A grade of B to be awarded 3 units upon successful completion of a 300-level course.

GERMAN (L21)

Student should take the departmental placement exam. Students who place into and complete these courses with a B- or better will receive the following credit:

German 210D – 3 units for German 102D
German 301D – 3 units for German 102D, and 3 units for German 210D
German 302D – 3 units for German 102D, and 3 units for German 210D

GREEK (L09)

Students may be awarded 6 units of back credit upon completion of a Greek (L09) course at the 300 level or above with a grade of a B or better. Placement at the appropriate level is determined by departmental examination.

HISTORY (L22)

Grades of A or B to be awarded 3 units of elective credit.

LATIN (L10)

Students who place into Latin L10 301 or above may be awarded 6 back credits upon completion of the course with a grade of B or better. Placement at the appropriate level is determined by departmental examination.

MATHEMATICS (L24)

Advanced level grades of A&B will be awarded 3 units of credit for Math 131 automatically. 

An Advanced Level grade of C will only receive credit for Math 131 upon successful completion of Math 132 with a grade of C+ or better at Washington University.  

MATHEMATICS (Further) (L24)

Advanced Level grades of A & B will be awarded 6 units of credit for Math 131 and Math 132 automatically. An Advanced Level grade of C will only receive credit for Math 131–132 upon successful completion of Math 233, with a grade of C+ or better at Washington University (or credit for Math 131 will be given for completion of Math 132). This course essentially covers all the material in Math 131–132 together with some extra physics and probability statistics.

MUSIC (L27)

A grade of A to be awarded 3 units each for the following courses: Music 121C, Music 122C. 

PHYSICS (L31)

A grade of A on the physics A-level exam will earn 3 units of credit for Physics 113A and 3 units of credit for Physics 114A.

A grade of B on the physics A-level exam will earn 3 units of credit for Physics 113A.  

PSYCHOLOGY (L33)

Grade of A waives the Psychology L33 100B, Introduction to Psychology, requirement, but no college credit given.

SPANISH (L38)

Credit is awarded for the following courses with a grade B or better.  Native speakers are not eligible for back credit, or secondary or post-secondary study of the language is required.  No back credit is awarded for 101 or 223.

  • 201E  = 3 units for 102D
  • 202 = 3 units for 201E and 3 units for 102D
  • 307D = 3 units for 202 and 3 units for 201E
  • 308E = 3 units for 307D* and 3 units for 202 (credit awarded for placement, completion of the course is not required)

* Back credit for Spanish L38 307D can only be used for elective credit; it cannot be used toward a Spanish major or minor.