IB Guidelines

The International Baccalaureate Guidelines for Granting Credit 2014
 

To receive credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, an official transcript of examination grades must be officially sent by the IB Office (Maryland, Geneva, or London) directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions only awards credit for IB Higher Level examinations. The University does not give credit for standard/subsidiary-level examinations. Please note: guidelines are subject to change. 

I.B. SubjectLevelI.B. GradeCourse Equivalent (Credit Hours)Total
 Hours
Biology
 HL4Biology 100 (4)4
 HL5 or aboveBiology 195 (5)5
Chemistry
 HL4Chemistry 130 (3), 125 (1), 126 (1)5
 HL5 or aboveChemistry 130 (3), 125 (1), 126 (1), Dept. (3)8
Computer Science
 HL4EECS 101 (4) 4
 HL5 or aboveEECS 101 and EECS Dept. (2)6
Design Technology
 HL5 or aboveInterdepartmental (3)
Interdisciplinary (Interid) Dept. (3)
6
Economics
 HL5 or aboveEconomics 101 (4) and
Economics 102 (4)
8
English A: Language and Literature
 HL5Lit. Dept (3)3
 HL6 or 7Lit. Dept (6)6
Film
 HL5 or aboveScreen Arts and Cultures Dept. (4)4
Foreign Languages (B)
ChineseHL4 or aboveAsian Languages Dept. (8)8
DanishHL4 or aboveDanish Dept. (8)8
FrenchHL4 or above

French 235(3), French 270 (3), Dept. (2)
Eligible to enroll at the French 270-level

8
GermanHL4 or aboveGerman 232 (4)*4*
HindiHL4 or aboveSSEA 105 (4) and SSEA 106 (4)8
ItalianHL4 or above

Italian 231 (4) and Italian 232 (4)
Eligible to enroll in Italian 235 or above

8
JapaneseHL4 or aboveAsian Languages Dept. (8)8
LatinHL4 or aboveLatin 231 (4) and Latin 232 (4)8
Modern GreekHL4 or aboveGreek Dept. (8)8
MandarinHL4 or aboveAsian Languages Dept. (8)8
NorwegianHL4 or aboveNorw. Dept. (8)8
PortugueseHL4 or above

Port. 232 (4) and Port. Dept. (3)
Eligible to enroll above Portuguese 232

7
RussianHL4 or aboveRussian Dept. (7)7
SpanishHL4 or above

Spanish 277 (4) and Spanish 373 (3)
Eligible to enroll at the Spanish 279-399 level

7
OthersHL4 or aboveDept. (8)8
Geography
 HL5 or aboveGeography Dept. (4)4
History
AfricaHL5 or aboveHistory Dept. - 100 Level (4)4
History of the AmericasHL5 or aboveHistory Dept. - 100 Level (4)4
Asia/Middle EastHL5 or aboveHistory Dept. - 100 Level (4)4
EuropeanHL5 or aboveHistory Dept. - 100 Level (4)4
OtherHL5 or aboveHistory Dept. - 100 Level (4)4
ITGS (Information Technology in a Global Society)
 HL5 or above4 credits of interdepartmental social science4
Math

Engineering & other units

 

LSA

 

HL

 

HL

 

 

ENGIN: 6

ENGIN: 7

LSA: 6

LSA: 7

 

 

ENGIN Math 120 (115) 4

ENGIN Math: 120 (115) 4 and 121 (116) 4

LSA Math: 120 (115) 2**

LSA Math: 120 (115) 2*** and 121 (116) 2***

 

 

ENGIN: 4

ENGIN: 8

LSA: 2**

LSA: 4***

 

Music
 HL5 or aboveMusic Theory Dept. (4)4
Music History
 HL5 or aboveMusic History Dept. (4)4
Philosophy
 HL5 or abovePhilosophy Dept. (4)4
Physics
 HL4 or abovePhysics 140 (4), 141 (1), 240 (4), 241 (1)10
Political Thought
 HL5 or abovePolitical Science Dept. 101 (3)3
Psychology
 HL5 or abovePsychology 111 (4) Dept. (4)8
Soc. Anthro.
 HL5 or aboveAnthro Dept. (4)4
Theatre Arts
 HL5 or aboveTheatre and Drama Dept. (4)4
Visual Arts
 HL5 or aboveArt Dept. (4)4
World Religion
 HL5 or aboveReligion Dept. (4)4
 

 

*3 additional credits for Ger 301X will be awarded after completion of German 300, 325, 326, 332, 336, 350, 380, 383, 385, or RCLANG 321 with a grade of "B" or better.

**2 additional credits for Math 120 can be granted after successful completion of higher-level math course with grade of C or better.

***2 additional credits can be granted for each Math 120 and Math 121 upon successful completion of this course with grade of C or better.

(Contact Student Services staff, 734-763-4223, Mathematics, 2084 East Hall, 1043, math-undergrad-office@umich.edu)

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