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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 see the International Baccalaureate Credit page