The International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

Students who complete International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score.  Students must sends scores to Student Records, along with a Non-Traditional Credit form.

Students may request official IB Transcripts by contacting:

IB Americas Global Centre
Attn: Transcript Officer
7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200 West
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Email: ibid@ibo.org
Phone: 301-202-3025

For more information on ordering transcripts please see the International Baccalaureate website.

IB Credit

To be awarded college credit, a minimum score of 5 is required for both Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL).  Specific credit will be awarded based on individual exam scores using the following chart:

IB scores and credits
IB Certificate Course Score Standard Level (SL) Credits High Level (HL) Credits
Art 5+ ART History Elective 4 ART History Elective 8
Biology 5+ BI 211 5 BI 211, 212, 213 15
Business 5+ BA Elective 4 BA Elective 4
Chemistry 5+ CH 221 5 CH 221, 222, 223 15
Computer Science 5+ CS 161 4 CS 161, 162 8
Economics 5+ EC 201 4 EC 201, 202 8
Environ Sci & Soc 5+ ESR Elective 4 ESR Elective 4
Geography 5+ GEO 1XX 4 GEO 105, 106 8
History: Africa 5+ HST 284 4 HST 284 4
History: Americas 5+ HST 201 4 HST 201, 202, 203 12
History of Asia: Middle East 5+ HST 104 4 HST 104 4
History of Asia: Oceanic 5+ HST 1XX 4 HST 1XX 4
History: Europe 5+ HST 101 4 HST 101, 102, 103 12
History: World 5+ HST Elective 4 HST Elective 12
Language A1 (English) 5+ WR 121 4 WR 121, 122 & ENG Elective 12
Chinese 5+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
French A2 & B 5+ FR 103 4 FR 201, 202, 203 12
German A2 & B 5+ GER 103 4 GER 201, 202, 203 12
Japanese A2 & B 5+ JPN 103 4 JPN 201, 202, 203 12
Mandarin B 5+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
Spanish A2 & B 5+ SPA 103 4 SPA 201, 202, 203 12
Swedish B 5+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
Math Studies 5+ MTH 105 4 N/A N/A
Mathematics 5+ MTH 111 5 MTH 112, 251 9
Music 5+ MUS 101 3 MUS 101, 110 7
Philosophy 5+ PHL 201 4 PHL 201, PHL 1XX 8
Physics 5+ PHY 201 4 PHY 201, 202, 203 12
Psychology 5+ PSY 201 4 PSY 201, 202 8
Social Anthropology 5+ ATH 103 4 ATH 103 4
Theatre Arts 5+ TA Elective 4 TA Elective 4
Visual Arts 5+ ART Elective 4 ART 115, 131 6