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
HL Art/Design 4 By faculty review 9
HL Biology 6 Biology 100- 3
HL Business and Organization No Credit Awarded
HL Chemistry 5 Chemistry 177, 177L, 178, 178L 9
HL Classical Greek Not Reviewed*
HL Computing Science 4 Computer Science 107 3
HL Computing Science 6 Computer Science 107, 207 6
HL Design Technology Not Reviewed *
HL Economics No credit awarded
HL English A1 5 English 201 3
HL Environmental Systems Not Reviewed *
HL French (Lang B) 4 French 201, 202 6
HL Geography 5 By faculty review 3
SL Geography 5 Community & Regional Planning 100- 3
HL German (Lang B) 4 German 201, 202 8
HL History 4 History (300)** 3
HL History of Islamic World Not Reviewed *
SL Information Technology in a Global Society 4 Computer Science (100) ** 3
HL Latin (Lang B) 4 Latin 201, 342 7
HL Mathematics 6 Math 142, 165 7
SL Further Mathematics 6 Mathematics (100) ** 6
SL Mathematical Methods 6 Mathematics (100) ** 3
SL Mathematical Studies 6 Mathematics (100) ** 3
HL Music 5 By Faculty Review Up to 8
SL Music 5 By Faculty Review Up to 8
HL Philosophy 5 Philosophy 201 3
SL Philosophy 5 Philosophy (200) ** 3
HL Physics No Credit
SL Physics No Credit
HL Psychology 5 Psychology 101, 102 4
HL Social Anthropology 5 By faculty review 3
HL Spanish (Lang B) 4 Spanish 201, 202 8
HL Theater Arts Not Reviewed *
* This examination syllabus was not yet reviewed for possible credit at the time of publication
** Courses in parentheses represent general credit given at freshman (100), sophomore (200), or junior (300) levels.