Exam Credit

Exam Credit

USC awards credit for secondary exams that represent (1) studies validated by a national or state exam and (2) evidence of in-depth study at the college level in a specific number of subjects. A summary of available subject credit for the most common of these exams can be accessed on the following pages:

Credit may be available for the following international secondary certificates if recommended on a “Detail Report with Course Level Identification for USC” which can be obtained for an additional fee from the International Education Research Foundation (IERF). More exams may be added to this list in the future as they are reviewed.

  • BTEC Higher National Diploma in the UK
  • Collège d’Enseignement Général et Professionnel (CÉGEPs) in Quebec
  • German Abitur
  • Italian Maturità
  • Studentsprof in Iceland
  • Vitnemål for Videregående Opplæring (Certificate for Upper Secondary Education) in Norway

No credit will be awarded for the following exams:

  • Advanced Highers in Scotland
  • Australian Senior Secondary (Year 12) Certificate, such as the Victoria Certificate of Education and the New South Wales Higher School Certificate
  • Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE)
  • CBSE exams in India
  • Danish Studentereksamen (STX)
  • European Baccalaureate
  • French Baccalaureate
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma
  • Swiss Maturité