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International Baccalaureate

Students Enrolled BEFORE Summer 2018

General guidelines:
  • exams can be taken at either the Subsidiary Level (SL) or at the Higher Level (HL)
  • credit normally will be awarded for HL subjects only, but there are a few exceptions
  • "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.
  • exams are scored 7 – 1 (7 = A+, 6 = A, 5 = B, 4 = C); credit will be awarded for 7 – 5; students with lower grades should be encouraged to test out
  • Subject Purdue Course & Credit Granted (Sem. Hrs.)
    Biology (HL) with a score of 5 BIOL 11000 (4)
    Biology (HL) with a 6 or 7 BIOL 11000 & 11100 (8)
    Chemistry (SL) CHM 11100 & 11200 (6)
    Chemistry (HL) CHM 11500 & 11600 (8)
    Economics (HL) ECON 21000* (3)
    English (SL & HL) ENGL 23100 (3)

    Foreign Language (HL) -- Six credits at Purdue for other than the student's Native language
    ArabicARAB 10100 & 10200ChineseCHNS 10100 & 10200
    FrenchFR 10100 & 10200HebrewHEBR 10100 & 10200
    GermanGER 10100 & 10200JapaneseJPNS 10100 & 10200
    GreekGREK 10100 & 10200PortuguesePTGS 10100 & 10200
    ItalianITAL 10100 & 10200LatinLATN 10100 & 10200
    RussianRUSS 10100 & 10200SpanishSPAN 10100 & 10200

    Geography (HL) EAS 1XXXX -- 3   INTRO GEOG
    History (HL) HIST 1XXXX -- 3   WORLD HIST
    Mathematics (HL) MA 16500 & 16600 (8)
    Further Mathematics (HL) MA 16500 & 16600 (8)
    Philosophy (HL) PHIL 11000 (3)
    Physics (HL) PHYS 17200 (4)
    Psychology (HL) PSY 12000 & 1XXXX -- 3   ELEM PSYCH
    Social Anthropology (HL) ANTH 1XXXX -- 3   SOCIAL ANTH

    *Note: Does not count as a General Education Elective in Engineering.

    Students Enrolled AFTER Summer 2018

    General guidelines:
  • exams can be taken at either the Subsidiary Level (SL) or at the Higher Level (HL)
  • credit normally will be awarded for HL subjects only, but there are a few exceptions
  • "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.
  • exams are scored 7 – 1 (7 = A+, 6 = A, 5 = B, 4 = C); credit will be awarded for 7 – 5; students with lower grades should be encouraged to test out
  • Arabic (HL)ARAB 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Biology (SL)BIOL 1XXXX (4)
    Biology score 6 or 7 (HL)BIOL 11000 & BIOL 11100 (8)
    Biology score of 5 (HL)BIOL 11000 (4)
    Business Management (HL)MGMT 1XXXX & MGMT 1XXXX (6)
    Business Management (SL)MGMT 1XXXX (3)
    Chemistry (HL)CHM 11500 & CHM 11600 (8)
    Chemistry (SL)CHM 11100 & CHM 11200 (6)
    Chinese (HL)CHNS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Computer Science (HL)CS 17700 (4)
    Computer Science (SL)CS 1XXXX (2)
    Dance (HL)DANC 1XXXX & DANC 25000 (6)
    Dance (SL)DANC 1XXXX (3)
    Design Technology (HL)IT 1XXXX & IT 10500 (6)
    Design Technology (SL)IT 1XXXX (3)
    Economics (HL)ECON 1XXXX & ECON 21000 (6)
    Economics (SL)ECON 1XXXX (3)
    English (SL)ENGL 23100 (3)
    English (HL)ENGL 23100 (3)
    Environmental Systems & Societies (SL)EAPS 1XXXX (3)
    Film (HL)FVS 1XXXX & FVS 26100 (6)
    Film (SL)FVS 1XXXX (3)
    French (HL)FR 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Further Mathematics (HL)MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
    Geography (HL)EAPS 1XXXX & EAPS 12000 (6)
    Geography (SL)EAPS 1XXXX (3)
    German (HL)GER 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Global Politics (HL)POL 1XXXX & POL 14100 (6)
    Global Politics (SL)POL 1XXXX (3)
    Greek (HL)GREK 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Hebrew (HL)HEBR 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    History (HL)HIST 10500 & HIST 1XXXX (6)
    History (SL)HIST 1XXXX (3)
    Info Tech in a Global Society (HL)CNIT 1XXXX & CNIT 30500 (6)
    Info Tech in a Global Society (SL)CNIT 1XXXX (3)
    Italian (HL)ITAL 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Japanese (HL)JPNS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Latin (HL)LATN 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Literature and Performance (SL)ENGL 1XXXX (3)
    Mathematical Studies (SL)MA 1XXXX (4)
    Mathematics (HL)MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
    Mathematics (SL)MA 16500 (4)
    Music (HL)MUS 25000 & MUS 26100 (6)
    Music (SL)MUS 25000 (3)
    Philosophy (HL)PHIL 11000 & PHIL 1XXXX (6)
    Philosophy (SL)PHIL 1XXXX (3)
    Physics (HL)PHYS 17200 & PHYS 1XXXX (8)
    Physics (SL)PHYS 1XXXX (4)
    Portuguese (HL)PTGS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Psychology (HL)PSY 12000 & 1XXXX (3)
    Psychology (SL)PSY 1XXXX (3)
    Russian (HL)RUSS 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Social Anthropology (HL)ANTH 1XXXX (6)
    Social Anthropology (SL)ANTH 1XXXX (3)
    Spanish (HL)SPAN 10100, 10200, 20100, & 20200 (12)
    Sports Exercise & Health Science (SL)HK 1XXXX (3)
    Theatre (HL)THTR 20100 (3)
    Theory of KnowledgeUND 1XXXX (6)
    World Religions (SL)REL 1XXXX (3)

    IB transfer credit criteria are subject to change without notice.