International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits

Credit for International Baccalaureate Exams and Portfolios

SUU will grant up to 8 semester credits to students who receive a score of 5 or higher on the International Baccalaureate Examination or Portfolio. Listed below are the exams for which the student may receive credit.

IB exam IB EXAM Score SUU Course Course Credit Elective Credit Credits Toward General Education
Art/Design (HL) 5, 6, or 7 (requires portfolio review) 6 maximum n/a
Biology (HL) 5, 6, or 7 BIOL 1010 3 3 Life Sciences
Chemistry (HL) 5, 6, or 7 CHEM 1010 4 2 Physical Sciences
English (HL) 5, 6, or 7 ENGL 1010 3 3 Written Communication
French (HL) 5, 6, or 7 FREN 1010 &
FREN 1020
8   Humanities
Geography (SL) 3, 4, or 5 GEOG 1000 3 3 Physical Sciences
5+ GEOG 1300 3 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
German (HL) 5, 6, or 7 GERM 1010 &
GERM 1020
8   Humanities
History-Amer (HL) 5, 6, or 7 HIST 1700 3 3 American Institutions
History-Europe (HL) 5, 6, or 7 HIST 1100 & HIST 1110 6   Humanities
Math (SL) 5, 6, or 7 MATH 1050 4 Quantitative Literacy
Math (HL) 5, 6, or 7 MATH 1210 4 2 Quantitative Literacy
Further Math (HL) 5, 6, or 7 Math 1210 4 2 Quantitative Literacy
Music (HL) 5, 6, or 7 MUSC 1010 3 3 Fine Arts
Physics (HL) 5, 6, or 7 PHYS 2010 4 2 Physical Sciences
Psychology (HL) 5, 6, or 7 PSY 1010 3 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Spanish (HL) 5, 6, or 7 SPAN 1010 &
SPAN 1020
8   Humanities

Students who have completed other Higher Level (HL) IB exams with a score of 5, 6, or 7 will receive up to 6 elective credits per exam.