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See below for charts concerning: Caribbean Advanced Placement Exam (CAPE)General Certification of Education 'A' LevelsFrench BaccalaureateGerman AbiturSingapore A LevelsPre-University • National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL)


You can apply a maximum of 45 quarter units of advanced testing credit or coursework transfer credit toward your undergraduate degree. If you are considering applying for credit for international exams, you should be aware of the following:

  • You may be awarded a maximum of ten units per discipline for international examinations.
  • You may not receive duplicate unit credit for AP, IB, or other international exams (listed below) in the same discipline, and Stanford will remove any duplicate unit credit from your student record.
  • Only British Advanced Level (A-Level) and Singapore Advanced Level (A-Level) exams are eligible to receive credit. A-Level exams from countries outside of the United Kingdom and Singapore are not accepted at Stanford.

To request this test credit be placed on your student record please submit a help request with your original certificate of results attached, copies will not be accepted. International exam credit is not automatically placed on your record at the time of matriculation.

More information about Physics advanced placement is available on the Department of Physics website.

More information about Introductory Math Courses is available on the Department of Mathematics website, please see the detailed Topics List.

See below for charts (PDFs) from previous years.


International Examination Charts 2022-23


Caribbean Advanced Placement Exam (CAPE)

Scores/grades ranging from 1 through 3 are accepted for credit, except Mathematics which requires a score of 1 in order to receive credit.

Subject Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry - Units 1 & 2 10 CHEM 31A, 31B Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
Mathematics 10 MATH 19, MATH 20, MATH 21 Take placement diagnostics, see the Math placement website. Mathematics requires a score of 1 in order to receive credit
Physics - Unit 1 4 PHYSICS 21 Placement diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for additional placement information
Physics - Unit 2 4 PHYSICS 23 Placement diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for additional placement information


General Certification of Education 'A' Levels

Only A Level exams are eligible, not A-S Level. Students must submit the official "General Certificate of Education", Stanford does not accept the "Candidate's Statement of Results." Only scores of A-D will be accepted and differ by each exam.

Subject Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry (A-D score) 10 CHEM 31A, 31B Chem 33 or higher. Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Email chemistry-studentservices@stanford.edu
Computing (A-D score) 5 CS 101, 105, 106A Placement CS 106B or 106X. Contact the Computer Science Department for placement information
Arabic (A or B score only) 10 ARABLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Chinese (A or B score only) 10 CHINLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
French (A or B score only) 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
German (A or B score only) 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Hindi (A or B score only) 10 SPECLANG 152A, 152B, 152C Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Italian (A or B score only) 10 ITALLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Japanese (A or B score only) 10 JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Latin (A or B score only) 10 CLASSICS 1L, 2L, 3L Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Mathematics (A-B score) 6 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostics, see the Math placement website
Further Math (A score only) 6 MATH 19, 20  Take placement diagnostics, see the Math placement website
Physics (A or B score only) 8 PHYSICS 21, 23 Placement diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for additional placement information
Portuguese (A or B score only) 10 PORTLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Spanish (A or B score only) 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Tamil (A or B score only) 10 SPECLANG 162A, 162B, 162C Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information
Urdu (A or B score only) 10 SPECLANG 218A, 218B, 218C Students can only receive units if they score an A or B. Contact the Language Center for more information


French Baccalaureate

Students must receive a score of 12 or higher in order to receive credit

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry 5 5 CHEM 31A, 31B
Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
French 12 or higher 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Spanish 12 or higher 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement


German Abitur

The German Abitur uses a 3 point scale, therefore students must receive a score ranging from 1-3 in order to receive credit. Be advised that units do range based upon the score received.

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry 1-3 10 CHEM 31A, 31B
Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
German 1-3 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Mathematics 1-1.3 10 MATH 19, 20, 21 Take placement diagnostic; see the Math placement website
Mathematics 1.7-2.3 6 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostic; see the Math placement website
Physics 1-3 8 Contact Physics Department Placement diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for additional placement information


Singapore A Levels

Only scores of A-D will be accepted and differ by each exam.

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement notes
Chemistry - H2 (A or B score) A or B 10 CHEM 31A, 31B Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
Computing A 5 CS101, 105, 106A Placement CS 106B or 106X. Contact the Computer Science Department for placement information
French* H2 scores of A or B 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
German* H2 scores of A or B 10  GERLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Japanese* H2 scores of A or B 10  JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Mathematics - H2 (A score) A 10 MATH 19, 20, 21 Take placement diagnostics; see the Math placement website
Mathematics - H2 (B score) B 6 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostics; see the Math placement website
Physics - H2 (A or B score) H2 score of A or B 8 PHYSICS 21, 23 Placement diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for additional placement information

*Only H2 scores of A or B are accepted for language credit/unit credit. H1 levels can take the language placement exam if continuing in that language. Contact the Language Center for more information.


Pre-University

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Chemistry A-C 10 CHEM 31A, 31B
Placement above CHEM 33 requires department-administered placement test. Contact the Chemistry Department for placement information
Mathematics A-B 6 MATH 19, 20 Take placement diagnostic; see the Math placement website
Physics D1, D2, D3 8 PHYSICS 21, 23 Placement diagnostic required. Contact the Physics Department for additional placement information


National Examinations in World Languages (NEWL)

A score of 4 or 5 on this test fulfills the Language Requirement. A score of 5 is required to receive 10 quarter units of credit.

Subject Score Units Duplicating Courses Placement Notes
Arabic 4, 5 10 ARABLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A

 

Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Korean 4, 5 10 KORLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Portuguese 4, 5 10 PORTLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement
Russian 4, 5 10 SLAVLANG 1, 2, 3, 1A, 2A Contact the Language Center for more information on placement

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