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, 5BIOL 115003
6, 71BIOL 11500 & BIOL 188886
Business Management (HL)4, 5, 6, 7MGMT 111003
Chemistry (HL)4, 5, 6, 7CHEM 188883
Computer Science (HL)4, 5, 6, 7COMP 188883
Dance (HL)4, 5, 6, 7DNCE 188883
Design Technology (HL)4, 5, 6, 7TRAN 188883
Economics (HL)4, 5, 6, 7ECON 12100 and ECON 122006
English A or B (HL)4, 5, 6, 7ENGL 18888 and WRTG 188886
French A (HL)5, 6, 7FREN 388883
French B (HL)5, 6FREN 288883
7FREN 388883
Film (HL)4, 5, 6, 7CNPH 188883
Geography (HL)4, 5, 6, 7ENVS 188883
German A (HL)5, 6, 7GERM 388883
German B (HL)5, 6GERM 288883
7GERM 388883
Global Politics (HL)4, 5, 6, 7POLT 129003
Greek (HL)5, 6LNGS 288883
7LNGS 388883
History of Africa & Middle East (HL)6, 7HIST 188883
History of the Americas (HL)6, 7HIST 188883
History of Europe (HL)6, 7HIST 188883
History of Asia and Oceania (HL)6, 7HIST 288883
Information Technology in a Global Society (HL)4, 5, 6, 7COMP 188883
Italian A (HL)5, 6, 7ITAL 388883
Italian B (HL)5, 6ITAL 288883
7ITAL 388883
Latin (HL)5, 6LATN 288883
7LATN 388883
Mathematics (HL)4, 5MATH 188888
6, 7MATH 11100 and MATH 112008
Further Mathematics (HL)4, 5MATH 188888
6, 7MATH 11200 and MATH 270007
Music (HL)4, 5, 6, 7MUTH 188883
Philosophy (HL)4, 5, 6, 7PHIL 101003
Physics (HL)4, 5PHYS 188888
6, 7PHYS 10100 and PHYS 102008
Psychology (HL)4, 5, 6, 7PSYC 103003
Social & Cultural Anthropology (HL)4, 5, 6, 7ANTH 104003
Spanish A (HL)5, 6, 7SPAN 388883
Spanish B (HL)5, 6SPAN 288883
7SPAN 388883
Theory of KnowledgeA, B, CPHIL 188882
Theater (HL)4, 5, 6, 7THEA 188883
Visual Arts (HL)4, 5, 6, 7ART 188883