FAQs

1. Does earning the AICE Diploma qualify students for the Florida Bright Futures tuition scholarship? 

Yes, currently, students who earn the AICE Diploma and complete 100 service hours during their high school careers automatically earn the current Florida Academic Scholars tuition scholarship regardless of grade point average and/or college entrance examination scores.

2. What is the difference between AS and A Level exams? 

Advanced (A) Level Syllabuses and exams cover approximately two years of college-level curriculum in a subject. The Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level syllabus and exam covers the first year of the two-year A Level curriculum. An AS Level exam counts for one credit towards the AICE Diploma. The A Level exam counts for a total of two credits (including the 1 credit earned from the AS level exam). In some cases, students may take both the AS level and A level exams for a particular course after only 1 year of study.

3. Do students have to earn the AICE Diploma in order to earn college credits? 

No. Students receive General Certificate of Education (GCE) subject certificates for AS and A Level examinations passed. Colleges award credit on a subject–by–subject basis according to grades earned on individual examinations passed.

4.  What college credit will I earn for my AICE class? 

It is the student’s responsibility to research the credit that the college of their choice will award to them upon passing the AICE exam.  University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) publishes a list on its website of US universities that have provided written statements of their AICE (which includes AS and A Levels) policy. If a university admissions counselor is unfamiliar with AICE, CIE suggests that you ask to speak to the international admissions counselor. All public universities and community colleges in Florida award up to 45 hours of college credit for AICE and AP exams passed.