International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams
A score of 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level exams is required to grant credit for IGETC certification. An acceptable IB score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes. 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.
|International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam||CSU GE Passing Score||Minimum CSU Semester Units Earned||CSU GE Area||Semester Units Earned Toward Certification||IGETC Passing Score||Minimum UC Semester Units Earned||IGETC Area||Semester Units Earned Toward Certification;|
|IB Biology HL||5||6||B2||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||5B (no lab)||3|
|IB Chemistry HL||5||6||B1||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||5B (no lab)||3|
|IB Economics HL||5||6||D||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||4||3|
|IB Geography HL||5||6||D||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||4||3|
|IB History (any region) HL||5||6||C2 or D||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||3B or 4||3|
|IB Language A: Literature (any language except English) HL||4||6||C2||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||3B and 6A||3|
|IB Language A: Language and Literature (any language except English) HL||4||6||C2||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||3B and 6A||3|
|IB Language A1: (any language) HL||4||6||C2 (removed F13**)||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||3B||3|
|IB Language A2: (any language) HL||4||6||C2 (removed F13**)||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||3B||3|
|IB Language B (any language) HL*||4||6||n/a||0||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||6A||3|
|IB Mathematics HL||4||6||B4||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||2A||3|
|IB Physics HL||5||6||B1||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||5A (no lab)||3|
|IB Psychology HL||5||6||D||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||4||3|
|IB Theatre HL||4||6||C1||3||5 or 6 or 7||5.3||3A||3|
*The IB curriculum offers language at various levels for native and non-native speakers. Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives. Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers, respectively.
**Students seeking certification in GE Breadth prior to transfer must have passed the test before this date.