A Level Policy

A Level Credit Transfer Policy


What are Cambridge International AS & A Levels?

Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS Levels) and Cambridge International Advanced Levels (A Levels) are subject-based qualifications usually taken in the final two years of high school. Cambridge International AS Level is typically a one-year program of study, while Cambridge International A Level typically takes two years. Assessment takes place at the end of each program.

Most subjects can be started as a Cambridge International AS Level and extended to a Cambridge International A Level. The syllabuses are international in outlook but retain local relevance. They have been created specifically for an international student body with content to suit a wide variety of schools and avoid cultural bias. The contexts or examples used in syllabuses and exam question papers are culturally sensitive in an international context.


Subject groups

Cambridge International AS & A Level subject groups







Social Sciences

The Arts

General Studies

At Youngstown State University, we accept the following courses for credit toward undergraduate courses if the student has achieved a grade “C” or higher:


Accepted Courses
A-Level Course YSU Equivalent
Archeology Anthropology 1503
Biology Biology 2601 and 2602
Chemistry Chemistry 15XEC (Valid for general elective credit only)
History History 3752 and History 3753
Economics Economics 2610 and 2630
English English 1550
Math Math 1571 and 1572 (Calculus I and II)
Physics PHYS 1501 and 1502