International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Credit

If you are currently enrolled in an IB program, you may be eligible to receive college-level credit. Please review the IB awards list to determine the examination score needed to obtain college-level credit and to learn about course equivalency.

To Receive Credit

Benedictine University must receive an official transcript from the IB program. Please request a final and official transcript to be sent by the IB.

After an evaluation of your coursework, you will be notified of the process to have credit posted on your transcript. A nonrefundable posting fee of $20 per exam will be charged to your account. IB awarded credit is part of the External Credit Program. A maximum of 30 credit hours earned through any one, or combination of, external credit programs may be applied with the approval of the University toward the 120 credit hours required for a bachelor’s degree. For additional information, please contact an advisor or review the University Catalog.

2017-2018 Benedictine University International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Credit Awards

IB Higher Level Exam Approved Award for Score of 5 or higher Credit Hours
IB Higher Level Exam
All Higher Level IB Exams from accepted exams listed below
Score of 4* = General Elective Credit
*Department has approved award for score of 4
3 Semester Hours
GROUP 1 - Language & Literature
Language A: English - Language & Literature
General Elective 3 Semester Hours
Language A: English - Literature LITR 150 (QLR) 3 Semester Hours
GROUP 2 - Language Acquisition
Language B (other than English) Score of 4* = Language Course 101
*Department has approved award for score of 4
3 Semester Hours
Language B (other than English) Score of 5 = Language Course 101 + 102 6 Semester Hours
Language B (other than English) Score of 6 = Language Course 101 + 102 + 201 9 Semester Hours
Language B (if course is English) General Elective 3 Semester Hours
Classical languages, Greek or Latin General Elective 3 Semester Hours
GROUP 3 - Individuals & Society
Business Management General Elective 3 Semester Hours
Economics ECON 101 (QPE) 3 Semester Hours
Geography  GEOG 106 3 Semester Hours
History QHT  3 Semester Hours
ITGS (International Technology in a Global World) QCM 3 Semester Hours
Philosophy QPL3 Semester Hours
Psychology  PSYC 100 (QIO) 3 Semester Hours
Social & Cultural Anthropology  QIO 3 Semester Hours
GROUP 4 - Sciences
Biology BIOL 197 (QLS)**
**Not awarded co-curricular Sustainability designation
3 Semester Hours
Chemistry TBD - department review required TBD
Computer Science CMSC 180 (QCM) 3 Semester Hours
Design Technology Not accepted No Awarded Credit
Physics  TBD - department review required TBD
GROUP 5 - Mathematics
Math MATH 108 (QCM) 3 Semester Hours
GROUP 6 - Arts
Dance QCA 3 Semester Hours
Film QCA 3 Semester Hours
Music QCA 3 Semester Hours
Theatre QCA 3 Semester Hours
Visual Arts QCA3 Semester Hours
Additional Standard Level Exams 
Standard Level Exams are not eligible for credit.
Any Language, AB Initio Not Accepted No Awarded Credit
Environmental Systems & Societies Not Accepted No Awarded Credit
Literature & Performance Not Accepted No Awarded Credit
Mathematic Studies Not Accepted No Awarded Credit
Sports, Exercise & Health Science Not Accepted No Awarded Credit
World Religions Not Accepted No Awarded Credit

Questions? We're here to help!

Email us at creditevaluation@ben.edu or submit the form below and receive a reply from a transfer credit evaluator within one business day.