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International Baccalaureate Equivalencies

Concordia University recognizes the academic rigor of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and awards transfer credit to incoming students who have completed individual IB courses or the full IB Diploma. Concordia considers both Standard and High Level scores for credit on a course-by-course basis and also guarantees at least 24 but not more than 32 hours of credit to students who complete the IB Diploma program.

The list of specific course substitutions approved in 2006 (link provided below) may be used as a guide to estimate the number and type of credits awarded for individual courses; however, the university may periodically alter this list as either the IB courses or the university’s curriculum undergoes modification.

Your admission counselor will consult with the registrar to determine which courses in the Concordia University catalogue your International Baccalaureate (IB) credits will cover when you apply for admission. Please call the Office of Admission at 800-535-5494 if you have questions.

A tentative list (as of January, 2006) of transfer credits awarded for IB courses is available below:

International Baccalaureate Course Equivalence

Subject Area Exam Type Score Required CUNE equivalent hrs
Anthropology SL 5-7 GE Soc Sci 3
Anthropology HL 5-7 GE Soc Sci 6
Biology SL 5-7 Bio 111 4
Biology HL 5-7 Bio 111 & Bio 2xx 8
Chemistry HL 5-7 Chem 115 & 116 8
Computer Science     TBD  
Czech SL 5-7 Elect 3
Czech  HL 5-7 Elect x 2 6
Design Technology     TBD  
Economics SL/HL 4-7 GE Soc Sci 5
English SL 5-7 Eng 102 3
English HL 5-7 Eng 102 & 201 6
Environmental Science SL/HL Elect 3
Environmental Science SL/HL 6-7 Elect x 2 6
Film     TBD  
French SL 5-7 Elect 3
French HL 5-7 Elect x 2 6
Geography SL 5-7 Geog 101 3
Geography  HL 5-7 Geog 101 & Geog elect 6
German SL 5-7 Elect 3
German HL 5-7 Elect x 2 6
History SL 5-7  Hist 131 3
History HL 5-7 Hist 115 and 131or132 6
Info Tech in Global Society     TBD  
Islamic History SL  5-7 Hist elect 3
Islamic History HL 5-7 Hist elect x 2 6
Latin SL 5-7 Lat 102 3
Latin HL 5-7 Lat 102 & Lat elect 6
Management SL/HL 5-7 Elect 3
Math Studies/Methods SL 5-7 TBD  
Mathematics HL 5-7 Math 186  4
Further Mathematics     TBD  
Music SL 4-7 TBD  
Music HL 13-20 Mu 100 3
Philosophy SL 5-7 GE Soc Sci 3
Philosophy HL  5-7 GE Soc Sci & elect 6
Physics SL 5-7 Phys 109 4
Physics HL 5-7 Phys 109 & Phys elect 7
Psychology SL 5-7 Psy 101 3
Psychology  HL 5-7 Psy 101 & Psy elect 6
Russian SL 5-7 Elect 3
Russian HL 5-7 Elect x 2 6
Spanish SL 5-7 Span 201 3
Spanish HL 5-7 Span 201 & 202 6
Theatre Arts SL/HL 5-7 CTA 151 3
Theory of Knowledge   Pass GS 101 2
Visual Arts SL/HL 5-7 TBD