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International Baccalaureate Exams

Students who complete International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams are eligible to receive college credit based on the exam score.  To be awarded credit for International Baccalaureate exams, students must submit an official IB exam score to Student Records, and request an evaluation via their MyPCC.  Students will be awarded credit based on the evaluation standards on the date the scores were received. If acceptance standards have changed, students will be subject to the current acceptance standards. PCC will only evaluate International Baccalaureate scores one time, regardless if acceptance standards have changed.

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 4 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.

Effective Fall 2020
IB scores and credits
IB certificate course Score Course Awarded – Standard Level (SL) Credits Course Awarded – High Level (HL) Credits
Art History 4+ Art History Elective 4 N/A N/A
Astronomy 4+ GS 107 4 N/A N/A
Biology 4+ BI 211 5 BI 211, 212, 213 15
Business Management 4+ BA Elective 4 BA Elective 4
Chemistry 4+ CH 221 5 CH 221, 222, 223 15
Classical Languages 4+ Language Elective 4 Language Elective 12
Computer Science 4+ CS 161 4 CS 161, 162 8
Dance 4+ PE Elective 3 PE Elective (3crs) & General Elective (3 crs) 6
Design Technology 4+ General Elective 4 General Elective 4
Economics 4+ EC 201 4 EC 201, 202 8
Environmental Systems & Societies 4+ ESR Elective 4 N/A N/A
Film 4+ ENG 195 4 ENG 195, 196 8
Geography 4+ GEO Elective 4 GEO 105, 106 8
Global Politics 4+ PS 205 4 PS 205 & General Elective 8
History 4+ HST Elective 4 N/A N/A
History of Africa & Middle East 4+ N/A N/A HST 104 & HST Elective 8
History of Asia & Oceania 4+ HST Elective 4 HST Elective 8
History of Europe 4+ HST 101 4 HST 101, 102 8
History of the Americas 4+ HST 201 4 HST 201, 202 8
Information Technology in Global Society 4+ General Elective 4 General Elective 8
Literature & Language (English-A1) 4+ WR 121 4 WR 121, ENG 104, ENG Elective 12
Literature & Language (Languages other than English) 4+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
Literature and Performance 4+ TA Elective 4 N/A N/A
Chinese – Language B 4+ CHN 103 5 CHN 201, 202, 203 15
French -Language B 4+ FR 103 4 FR 201, 202, 203 12
German – Language B 4+ GER 103 4 GER 201, 202, 203 12
Japanese – Language B 4+ JPN 103 5 JPN 201, 202, 203 15
Russian – Language B 4+ RUS 103 4 RUS 201, 202, 203 12
Spanish – Language B 4+ SPA 103 4 SPA 201, 202, 203 12
Language Not Taught at PCC – Language B 4+ Foreign Language Elective 4 Foreign Language Elective 12
Marine Science 4+ GS 108 4 N/A N/A
Math Studies 4+ MTH 105 4 N/A N/A
Mathematics 4+ MTH 111 5 MTH 112, 251 9
Further Mathematics 4+ N/A N/A MTH 251, 252, 253 13
Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation 4+ MTH 105, 111 9 MTH 105, 111, 243 14
Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches 4+ MTH 111, 112 10 MTH 112, 243, 251 14
Music (Solo, Group, or Composition) 4+ MUS 101, 110 7 MUS 101, 110 7
Philosophy 4+ PHL 201 4 PHL 201 & PHL Elective 8
Physics 4+ PHY 201 4 PHY 201, 202, 203 12
Psychology 4+ PSY 201 4 PSY 201, 202 8
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4+ ATH 103 4 ATH 103 4
Sports, Exercise & Health Science 4+ General Elective 4 General Elective 8
Theatre 4+ TA Elective 4 TA Elective 4
Visual Arts 4+ ART Elective 4 ART 115, 131 6
World Religions 4+ R Elective 4 N/A N/A

 

Past International Baccalaureate Exams standards

For International Baccalaureate from Fall 2012-Summer 2020, see the International Baccalaureate archive.