International Baccalaureate Program

This program offers college preparatory courses at high schools and colleges in the United States and abroad. The examinations are given in the high school at the conclusion of the courses. You should have an original examination report sent from the International Baccalaureate North America office sent to Iowa State (the CEEB code is 6306).

For more information, contact your school counselor or visit www.ibo.org. For specific equivalencies, see the chart below.

IB Examination Minimum Score ISU Courses Sem. Crs. Awarded
Arabic B HL 4 Arabic, 100 level 6
Art and Design HL 4 By department review
Biology HL 6 Biology, 100 level 3
Business and Organization HL No Credit Awarded
Chemistry HL 5 Chemistry 177, 177L, 178, 178L 9
Chinese A: Literature HL 4 Chinese, 200 level 6
Classical Greek HL Not Reviewed*
Computing Science HL 4 Computer Science 107 3
Computing Science HL 6 Computer Science 107, 207 6
Design Technology HL Not Reviewed *
Economics HL 4 Econ (1T) 3
English A: Language and Literature HL 5 English, 100 level 1.5
English A: Literature HL 5 English 201 3
Environmental Systems and Soc HL 4 Biology 173 3
French (Lang B) HL 4 French 201, 202 6
Mathematics SL No Credit
Geography HL 5 Social Science, 100L 3
Geography SL 5 Community & Regional Planning 100 level 3
German (Lang B) HL 4 German 201, 202 8
Hindi B HL 4 Wold Languages and Cultures 100 level 6
History HL 4 History 300 level 3
Indonesian: Language and Literature HL 4 Wold Languages and Cultures 100 level 6
Information Technology in a Global Society HL 4 Computer Sciences, 100 level 6
Information Technology in a Global Society SL 4 Computer Science, 100 level 3
Japanese A1 HL 4 Wold Languages and Cultures 200 level 6
Korean A1 HL 4 Wold Languages and Cultures 200 level 6
Latin (Lang B) HL 4 Latin 201, 342 7
Mathematical Methods SL 6 Mathematics 100 level 3
Mathematical Studies SL 6 Mathematics 100 level 3
Mathematics HL 6 Math 100 level, 165 7
Music HL 5 By Faculty Review Up to 8
Music SL 5 By Faculty Review Up to 8
Norwegian A1 HL 4 Wold Languages and Cultures 200 level 6
Philosophy HL 5 Philosophy 201 3
Philosophy SL 5 Philosophy 200 level 3
Physics HL No Credit
Physics SL No Credit
Psychology HL 5 Psychology 101, 102 4
Social Anthropology HL 5 By Faculty Review
Spanish (Lang B) HL 4 Spanish 201, 202 8
Spanish A1 HL 5 Spanish 200 level 8
Theater Arts HL 5 Theatre 290 5
Visual Arts HL 4 Design Studies 100L 3
* This examination syllabus was not yet reviewed for possible credit at the time of publication
** Courses in parentheses represent general credit given at freshman (1T), sophomore (2T), or junior (3T) levels.