International Baccalaureate Equivalence

The information below applies to the Class of 2021 and later.

College students in the Class of 2020 and earlier should refer to the Policies and Procedures for their class.

Students can receive waivers or credits for certain Higher Level IB examination scores.

HIGHER LEVEL EXAMINATION

SCORE

PENN CREDIT AWARDED

Anthropology   No credit
Biology   No credit
Economics 7, 6 ECON 0100 and 0200 (ECON 001 and 002 prior to Summer 2022) waiver
English A/B   No credit
French A 7, 6 FREN 1212 (FREN 212 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.)
French A 5 FREN 1000 (FREN 202 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.)
French B 7, 6 FREN 1000 (FREN 202 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.)
Geography   No credit
German A 7, 6 GRMN 2100 (GRMN 203 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.) (fulfills language requirement)
German A 5 GRMN 0400 (GRMN 104 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.) (fulfills language requirement)
German B 7, 6 GRMN 0400 (GRMN 104 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.) (fulfills language requirement)
History of the Americas   No credit
History of Europe   No credit
Latin 7 LATN 0400 (LATN 204 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.) (fulfills language requirement)
Latin 6 No credit (fulfills language requirement)
Mathematics *   No credit

Mathematics Analysis and Approaches – High Level*^

7 MATH 1400 (MATH 104 prior to Summer 2022) (1 c.u.)
Music   No credit
Philosophy 7, 6 PHIL 1000 (1 c.u.)
Physics 7, 6 PHYS 0150 (1.5 c.u.) and PHYS 0102 (1.5 c.u.) (PHYS 150 and PHYS 102 prior to Summer 2022)
Psychology 7, 6 Waiver for PSYC 0001 (PSYC 001 prior to Summer 2022)
Spanish A 7, 6 SPAN 1200 (1 c.u.) (SPAN 212 prior to Summer 2022) (fulfills language requirement)
Spanish A 5 SPAN 1000 (1 c.u.) (SPAN 202 prior to Summer 2022) (fulfills language requirement)
Spanish B 7, 6 SPAN 1000 (1 c.u.) (SPAN 202 prior to Summer 2022) (fulfills language requirement)
Theater Arts 7, 6, 5 Departmental review on case-by-case basis

* An internal departmental examination is also available for credit.

^This credit will not be available for Class of 2029 and later.