International Baccalaureate Exams

Citrus College Credit for International Baccalaureate Exams

The student must be currently enrolled to receive credit for International Baccalaureate Tests.

The District will grant three to four (3-4) units of area or elective credit for an examination score of five, six or seven (5, 6 or 7), in the subjects of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) exams. Subject credit rather than elective credit may be granted upon recommendation of the department.

Students must turn in the official International Baccalaureate exam results to the Admissions Office and fill out a petition form to receive credit.

 
Exam A.A. Degree CSU GE CSU - Units Earned Toward Transfer IGETC UC - Units Earned Toward Transfer
IB Biology HL IB Biology;
Area B. Natural Sciences;
3 semester units
Area B2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 5B (without lab);
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Chemistry HL IB Chemistry;
Area B. Natural Sciences;
3 semester units
Area B1;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 5A (without lab);
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Economics HL IB Economics;
Area D. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Geography HL IB Geography;
Area D. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB History (any region) HL IB History;
Area D. History/Political Science;
3 semester units
Area C2 or D;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B or 4;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Language A: Literature (any language, except English) HL IB Language;
Area C. Humanities;
3 semester units
Area C2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B + 6A;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Language A: Literature & Language (any language, except English) HL IB Language;
Area C. Humanities;
3 semester units
Area C2;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 3B + 6A;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Language Literature (any language) HL1 IB Language;
Area C. Humanities;
3 semester units
Area C21;
3 semester units
6 semester units1 Area 3B;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Language and Literature (any language) HL1 IB Language;
Area C. Humanities;
3 semester units
Area C2;
3 semester units
6 semester units1 Area 3B;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Language B (any Language) HL1 IB Language B (Language other than English);
Area C. Humanities;
3 semester units
Elective 3 units 6 semester units1 Area 6A;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Mathematics HL IB Mathematics;
Area A2 Mathematics;
3 semester units
Area B41;
3 semester units
6 semester units1 Area 2A;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Physics HL IB Physics;
Area B. Natural Sciences;
3 semester units
Area B1;
3 semester units
6 semester units Area 5A (without lab);
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Physchology HL IB Physchology;
Area D. Social/Behavioral Sciences;
3 semester units
Area D;
3 semester units
3 semester units Area 4;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
IB Theatre HL IB Theatre;
Area C. Arts;
3 semester units
Area C11;
3 semester units
6 semester units1 Area 3A;
3 semester units
5.3 semester units
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 A minimum score of 4 is needed for CSU credit.

IB Exam Notes:

CSU GE: The IB examinations may be incorporated into the certification of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements by any certifying institution. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breadth area if the examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification. Please note that individual CSU campuses may choose to grant more units than those specified toward completion of General Education-Breadth requirements.

IGETC: IB exams must be used in area indicated regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located. Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both.

The IGETC policy for 1B credit can be found on the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates (ICAS) website.

UC credit earned for transfer and for individual campuses can be found on the University of California Admissions website.