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WSU IB Credit Chart

Credit is awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB) standard and higher-level examinations with a score of 4 or higher. Please see the equivalency chart below and visit the University Common Requirement (UCORE) website for more information about UCORE and WSU graduation requirements. Students who earn an IB diploma will be awarded three additional credits toward WSU graduation requirements.

This policy applies to students entering fall 2019 and equivalencies are subject to change. Please see Academic Regulation 15 for more information on credit by examination policies and contact the Transfer Clearinghouse for additional guidance.

Note: Students who first entered WSU fall semester 2018 can contact the Transfer Clearinghouse if they would like to have their IB credit re-reviewed based on the updated equivalency chart.

IB ExamLevel & ScoreWSU Transfer EquivalencyNumber of Credits (Semester Based)UCORE Fulfillment
Arabic BHL 5+Arabic 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
BiologyHL 4+Biology 106, 107 (2 labs granted) (Sequence for Science/Health majors) 8BSCI
SL 4+Biology 1024BSCI
Business & ManagementHL 4+Management Elective6
SL 4+Management Elective3
ChemistryHL 6, 7Chemistry 105, 106 (2 labs granted)8PSCI
HL 4, 5Chemistry 1054PSCI
SL 5+Chemistry 1054PSCI
SL 4Chemistry 1014PSCI
Chinese AB InitioSL 4+Chinese 1203
Chinese BHL 5+Chinese 101, Chinese 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Computer ScienceHL 4+Computer Science 111, Elective6QUAN
SL 4+Computer Science 1113QUAN
DanceHL 4+UCORE Elective6ARTS
SL 4+UCORE Elective3ARTS
Design TechnologyHL 4+School of Design and Construction 100, Elective6ARTS
SL 4+School of Design and Construction 1003ARTS
EconomicsHL 5+Economics 101, 1026SSCI
HL 4Economics Elective6SSCI
SL 4+Economics Elective3SSCI
English: Literature and PerformanceSL 4+English 1083HUM
English A: LiteratureHL 4+English 101, 1086WRTG, HUM
SL 4+English 1083HUM
English A: Language & LiteratureHL 4+English 101, 1086WRTG, HUM
SL 4+English 1083HUM
Environmental Systems and SocietiesSL 4+School of the Environment 1104BSCI
FilmHL 5+English 150, Elective6ARTS
HL 4UCORE Elective6ARTS
SL 4+UCORE Elective3ARTS
French AB InitioSL 4+French 1203HUM
French BHL 5+French 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
GeographyHL 4+UCORE Elective6SSCI
SL 4+UCORE Elective3SSCI
German AB InitioSL 4+German 1203HUM
German BHL 5+German 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Global PoliticsHL 4+Political Science 102, 1036SSCI
SL 4+Political Science 1023SSCI
History of Africa and the Middle EastHL 4+History 273, 2746DIVR
SL 4+History 2733DIVR
History of the AmericasHL 4+History 110, 1116HUM
SL 4+History 1103HUM
History of Asia and OceaniaHL 4+History 270, 2756DIVR
SL 4+History 2703DIVR
History of EuropeHL 4+History 101, 1026HUM
SL 4+History 1013HUM
HistorySL 4+History 1XX3HUM
Information Technology in a Global SocietyHL 4+Digital Technology and Culture Elective6ARTS
SL 4+Digital Technology and Culture Elective3ARTS
Italian BHL 5+Italian 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Japanese AB InitioSL 4+Japanese 1203DIVR
Japanese BHL 5+Japanese 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Korean BHL 5+Korean 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Latin BHL 5+Latin 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Marine ScienceSL 4+Biology Elective (1 lab granted)4BSCI
Math StudiesSL 5-7Math 1053QUAN
SL 4Math Elective3
MathematicsHL 6, 7Math 1714QUAN
HL 4, 5Math 106, 1085QUAN
SL 5-7Math 1053QUAN
SL 4Math Elective3
Mathematics, FurtherHL 4+Math 1714QUAN
MusicHL 4+Music 160, Elective6ARTS
SL 4+Music 1603ARTS
PhilosophyHL 4+Philosophy 101, Elective6HUM
SL 4+Philosophy 1013HUM
Portuguese BHL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
PhysicsHL 4+
SL 4+
Physics Elective (2 labs granted)8PSCI
PsychologyHL 4+Psychology 105, Elective 6SSCI
SL 4+Psychology 1053SSCI
Russian AB InitioSL 4+Foreign Laguage 1203DIVR
Russian BHL 5+Russian 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Social AnthropologyHL 4+Anthropology 101, 203 6DIVR
SL 4+Anthropology 203 3DIVR
Spanish AB InitioSL 4+Spanish 1203HUM
Spanish BHL 5+Spanish 101, 102 *8
HL 4Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Sports, Exercise, and Health ScienceHL 4+General Elective6
SL 4+General Elective3
Swahili BHL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 100, 2008
SL 4+Foreign Languages and Cultures 1004
Theater ArtsHL 4+UCORE Elective6ARTS
SL 4+UCORE Elective3ARTS
Visual ArtsHL 4+Fine Arts Elective6ARTS
SL 4+Fine Arts Elective3ARTS
World ReligionsSL 4+UCORE Elective3HUM
*Counts toward College of Arts and Sciences language requirement.

*The maximum combined lower-division transfer credit allowed from regionally accredited institutions, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), and military credit shall be 73 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree irrespective of when those hours were earned. Please contact the Transfer Clearinghouse with any questions you may have.

Updated July 2019

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