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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 $10 per credit hour 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.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit Awards 2020-2021

If you are currently enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program you may be eligible to receive college-level credit. Please review the IB Awards list to learn about course equivalency.

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GROUP 1: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
English A: Literature & Performance SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 LITR 1CA (QCA) 3
English A: Language & Literature SL or HL 4, 5 GENL 1777 3
SL or HL 6, 7 WRIT 1101 3
English A: Literature SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 LITR 1150 (QLR) 3
Language A (if other than English) SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GENL 1777 3
 
GROUP 2: LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
Language B (second language) SL or HL 4 Lang. Course 2201 3
SL or HL 5, 6, 7 Lang. Courses 2201 + 2202 6
Language B (if course is English) SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GENL 1777 3
Classical Languages, Greek or Latin SL 4, 5, 6, 7 GENL 1777 3
HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MDLG 1101 + 1102 6
 
GROUP 3: INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETY
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
Business Management SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MGT 1777 3
Economics SL   4, 5, 6, 7 ECON 1PE (QPE) 3
HL 4, 5 ECON 1PE (QPE) 3
HL 6, 7 ECON 2101 +                                ECON 2102 (QPE) 6
Geography SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GEOG 1106 3
Global Politics SL or HL 4, 5 PLSC 1PE (QPE) 3
SL or HL 6, 7 PLSC 2210 3
History SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST 1HT (QHT) 3
ITGS (Informational Technology in a Global World) SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 CMSC 1777 3
Philosophy SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 PHIL 1PL (QPL) 3
Psychology SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 PSYC 1100 (QIO) 3
Social & Cultural Anthropology SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 SOCL 1IO (QIO) 3
World Religions SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 RELS 1RT (QRT) 3
         
GROUP 3: EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
Biology SL  4, 5 BIOL 1LS (QLS) 3
HL 4, 5 BIOL 1198 + 1199 (QLS) 4
SL or HL 6, 7 BIOL 1195 + 1197+                      1198 + 1199 (QLS) 8
Chemistry SL   4, 5, 6, 7 CHEM 1101 + 1102 (QPS) 4
HL 4, 5  CHEM 1101 + 1102 (QPS) 4
HL  6, 7 CHEM 1113 + 1114 +                  1123 + 1124 (QPS) 8
Environmental Systems & Societies SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 BIOL 1LS (QLS) 3
Design Technology SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GENL 1777 3
Sports Exercise & Health Science SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 SES 1777 3
Physics SL   4, 5, 6, 7 PHYS 1101 (QPS) 3
HL 4, 5, 6, 7 PHYS 1113 + 1114 (QPS) 4
         
GROUP 5: MATHEMATICS
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
Computer Science SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 CMSC 1180 (QCM) 3
Mathematics SL   4, 5 MATH 1110 3
SL 6 MATH 1111 (QCM) 3
SL 7 MATH 1111 + 1150 (QCM) 6
HL 4 MATH 1111 (QCM) 3
HL 5 MATH 2210 (QCM) 4
HL 6, 7 MATH 2210 + 1150 (QCM) 7
Mathematical Studies SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH 1131 + 1150 (QCM) 6
Further Mathematics HL 4, 5 MATH 2210 + 1150 (QCM) 7
HL 6, 7 MATH 2210 + 2211 +                  1150 (QCM) 11
         
GROUP 6: The Arts
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
Dance SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 FNAR 1CA (QCA) 3
Film SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 COMM 1CA (QCA) 3
Music SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MUSI 1CA (QCA) 3
Theatre SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 FNAR 1CA (QCA) 3
Visual Arts SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 FNAR 1100 (QCA) 3
         
ADDITIONAL SL/HL EXAMS
IB SUBJECT IB LEVEL REQUIRED SCORE CREDIT AWARD CREDIT HOURS
IB exam as identified on school-based syllabus  SL or HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GENL 1777 3
         

To Receive Credit: Benedictine University must receive an official transcript from the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.

Please request a final and official transcript to be sent by the IB Office. http://www.ibo.org/programmes/diplomaprogramme/assessment-and-exams/requesting-transcripts/ After evaluation of coursework, students will be notified as to the process to have the credit posted on your transcript. A nonrefundable posting fee of $10 per credit hour will be charged to your account. International Baccalaureate (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 the bachelor’s degree. (For additional information please contact an advisor or see External Credit policy in University Catalog.)

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