GCE A Level (British System) Applicants

Admission requirements

As a GCE A Level (British System) applicant you need a minimum of five subjects, including two A (Advanced) levels or four AS (Advanced Subsidiary) levels with grades of C or better, for admission. You must also meet our general admission requirements. Math requirements are met through the GCE curriculum in the following ways:

GCE/GCSE Math Requirements
Academic Math 12   IGCSE or O level math
Pre-Calculus 12 AS or A level math

University credit for GCE A Levels

Select GCE A Levels completed with a minimum grade of C are eligible for transfer credit consideration. Please see the table below for a list of the GCE A Level transfer credits that Dalhousie currently offers. Dalhousie does not offer transfer credit for AS and GCSE or O (Ordinary) level classes.

Please note: the transfer credits a student receives may be impacted by the degree requirements of their program.

How to request GCE A Level transfer credits

Step 1: Review GCE A Levels transfer credit table

Please note:
Transfer credits are subject to change. Due to degree requirements, students in the Bachelor of Engineering program are eligible to receive a maximum of 12 credit hours of transfer credits. Please contact transfercredits@dal.ca or speak to an academic advisor for more information.

A Level course Dalhouse Equivalency
Accounting COMM 1101.03
Arabic ARBC 1021.03 and 1022.03
Biology BIOL 1010.03 + 1011.03
Business COMM 1999.03
Chemistry CHEM 1011.03 + 1012.03
Chinese CHIN 3999.06 (elective)
Computer Science CSCI 1999.06 (elective)
Design & Textiles THEA 1999.06 (elective)
Dress & Textiles THEA 1999.06 (elective)
Drama & Theatre Studies A THEA 1991.03
Economics ECON 1101.03 + 1102.03
Food Studies FOSC 1000.03 + 1991.03 (elective)
French FREN 1999.06 (elective)
Geography GEOG 1030.03 + 1035.03
Government & Politics POLI 1050.03 + 1055.03 
History HIST 1999.06 (elective)
Information Technology CSCI 1615.03 + 1616.03
Islamic Studies RELS 2003.03 + 1999.03 (elective)
Literature in English ENGL 1015.03 and 1025.03
Marine Science BIOL 1999.06 (elective)
Mathematics MATH 1000.03/1010.03
Mathematics (Further) MATH 1010.03/2030.03
Modern Greek CLAS 1999.06 (elective)
Music MUSC 1999.06 (Student may contact the department regarding specific music equivalencies) (elective)
Philosophy PHIL 1500.03 and 1501.03
Physics PHYC 1280.03 & 1290.03
Portuguese ASSC 1999.06 (elective)
Psychology PSYO 1021.03 & 1022.03
Religion & Ethics
ASSC 1999.06
Sociology SOSA 1003.03 and 1999.03 (general elective)
Spanish SPAN 2021.03 and 2022.03 (with placement test)

At present, transfer credit is not offered for:

  • Art & Design
  • Design and Technology
  • English Language
  • Hindi
  • Law
  • Marathi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Urdu and Urdu Language

Step 2: Submit GCE A Levels transfer credit request

  1. Confirm your offer of admission by paying your admission deposit.

  2. Complete the GCE A Level Transfer Request Form. You can submit your completed form before your final exam results are available. Transfer credits will be listed as pending on your academic record until an official GCE certificate is received. 

  3. You must arrange for an GCE certificate to be sent to the Registrar’s Office directly from the examining board (i.e. CIE Pearson, EdExcel, etc.) as soon as it is available. Final exam results submitted directly from a secondary institution are also acceptable. 

Please note: If you have completed post-secondary academic work, in addition to GCE A Level courses, visit dal.ca/transfercredits for more information about how to submit a request form.

Deadlines: Transfer credit request forms and must be submitted before you complete your first semester at Dalhousie.

Processing time: 4-6 weeks.

GCE A Levels scholarships

Visit entrance awards for more information about our awards.


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