International Baccalaureate Policy

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Switzerland that works with secondary schools throughout the world on programs for students between the ages of 16 and 19 years. Designed as a comprehensive, two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is not based on the pattern of any single country but incorporates the best elements of many. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship.

The table of IB equivalents summarizes Ithaca College’s policy on interpreting the IB standards. This policy is in effect for students entering Ithaca College in the 2017-18 academic year and is subject to change at any time. This table reflects credit awarded for higher-level subjects. No credit is awarded for standard-level subjects.

All other IB examinations will be reviewed on an individual basis after the student provides a course description or syllabus. For additional information about Ithaca College’s international baccalaureate policies, please contact the Office of the Registrar, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, 607-274-3127.

International Baccalaureate Policy Equivalents

IB Exam Score IC Course Equivalent Credits
Biology (HL) 4, 5 BIOL 11500 3
6, 71 BIOL 11500 & BIOL 18888 6
Business Management (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 MGMT 11100 3
Chemistry (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 CHEM 18888 3
Computer Science (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 COMP 18888 3
Dance (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 DNCE 18888 3
Design Technology (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 TRAN 18888 3
Economics (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 ECON 12100 and ECON 12200 6
English A or B (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL 18888 and WRTG 18888 6
French A (HL) 5, 6, 7 FREN 38888 3
French B (HL) 5, 6 FREN 28888 3
7 FREN 38888 3
Film (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 CNPH 18888 3
Geography (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 ENVS 18888 3
German A (HL) 5, 6, 7 GERM 38888 3
German B (HL) 5, 6 GERM 28888 3
7 GERM 38888 3
Global Politics (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 POLT 12900 3
Greek (HL) 5, 6 LNGS 28888 3
7 LNGS 38888 3
History of Africa & Middle East (HL) 6, 7 HIST 18888 3
History of the Americas (HL) 6, 7 HIST 18888 3
History of Europe (HL) 6, 7 HIST 18888 3
History of Asia and Oceania (HL) 6, 7 HIST 28888 3
Information Technology in a Global Society (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 COMP 18888 3
Italian A (HL) 5, 6, 7 ITAL 38888 3
Italian B (HL) 5, 6 ITAL 28888 3
7 ITAL 38888 3
Latin (HL) 5, 6 LATN 28888 3
7 LATN 38888 3
Mathematics (HL) 4, 5 MATH 18888 8
6, 7 MATH 11100 and MATH 11200 8
Further Mathematics (HL) 4, 5 MATH 18888 8
6, 7 MATH 11200 and MATH 27000 7
Music (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 MUTH 18888 3
Philosophy (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 PHIL 10100 3
Physics (HL) 4, 5 PHYS 18888 8
6, 7 PHYS 10100 and PHYS 10200 8
Psychology (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 PSYC 10300 3
Social & Cultural Anthropology (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 ANTH 10400 3
Spanish A (HL) 5, 6, 7 SPAN 38888 3
Spanish B (HL) 5, 6 SPAN 28888 3
7 SPAN 38888 3
Theory of Knowledge A, B, C PHIL 18888 2
Theater (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 THEA 18888 3
Visual Arts (HL) 4, 5, 6, 7 ART 18888 3