International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme or took individual International Baccalaureate (IB) exams at the Higher Level (HL) at their high school/secondary school should submit official score reports to the Undergraduate Admissions Office for evaluation.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Students who completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme with a total score of 30 or higher and a score of 4 or higher on each exam will have the following Liberal Education Program (general education) requirements waived:

  • Multicultural Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Written Communication
  • Cultural Expression

In addition, students will be awarded up to 30 credits for scores of 4 or higher on Higher Level exams as outlined below.

Individual International Baccalaureate (IB) exams

Students will be awarded up to 18 credits for individual International Baccalaureate (IB) exams taken at the Higher Level (HL) with a score of 4 or higher. These credits may count towards the overall 120 credit minimum required for a degree in one of three ways:

  • Major course credit.
  • Liberal Education Program (LEP) course credit (i.e. general education requirements). 
  • Elective credit (i.e. course numbers such as 0100 and 0200 are generally elective credits).

Credit will not be awarded for any IB exam that duplicates the content of a college course for which a student has already received credit.  Below is a chart that lists the minimum score acceptable for academic credit at SCSU for the current catalog year. 

IB Exams

IB Minimum
HL Exam Score

SCSU Course Equivalent

LEP Requirement Met

Biology

4

BIO 102 (4 credits)

 

Business Management

4

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Chemistry

4

CHE 120 (4 credits)

Tier 2, Natural World I:
Physical Realm

Classical Languages

4

LAT 200 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication

Computer Science

4

CSC 101 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Technological Fluency

Dance

4

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Design Technology

N/A

Not Accepted

 

Economics

4

ECO 100 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Social Structure,
Conflict, and Consensus

Film

4

COM 258 and 360
(6 credits)

 

Further Math

5

MAT 107, 150, and 178
(10 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Further Math

6

MAT 107, 150, 178, 372,
and 375 (20 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Geography

4

GEO 100 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Time and Place

Global Politics

4

PSC 270 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Global Awareness

History

HIS 200 (3 credits)

 

Information Technology

CSC 101 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Technological Fluency

Language and Literature

ENG 112 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Written Communication

Language B,
Language ab initio

FLA 200 
(3 credits)

Tier 1, Multilingual Communication

Literature

ENG 217 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Cultural Expression

Math-Analysis and Approaches

MAT 150 (4 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Math-Analysis and Approaches

5

MAT 150 and 151 
(8 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Math-Applications
and Interpretation

MAT 150 and 221 
(8 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Math-Higher Level: Statistics
and Probability

5

MAT 107 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Math-Higher Level: Discrete
Mathematics

5

MAT 178 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Math-Higher Level: Calculus

5

MAT 150 (4 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Math-Higher Level: Calculus

6

MAT 150 and 151 
(8 credits)

Tier 1, Quantitative Reasoning

Music

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Philosophy

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Physics

PHY 200 and 201 
(8 credits)

 Tier 2, Natural World I:
Physical Realm

Psychology

PSY 100 (3 credits)

Tier 2, Mind and Body

Social and Cultural
Anthropology

4

ANT 100 (3 credits)

Tier 1, Critical Thinking

Sports, Exercise, and
Health Science

4

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Theater

4

ELE 0100 (3 credits)

 

Visual Arts

4

ART 0100 (3 credits)