International Baccalaureate (IB)

NC State only grants course credit for the IB exams and scores listed in the chart below. These policies are subject to change as NC State conducts periodic reviews of all placement and credit policies. You should contact your academic advisor or department with specific questions about course credit.

IB exam scores will not be used in the admission review process but you may receive credit towards your degree once enrolled.

English A1

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ENG 220

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ENG 220

English A2  (Language and Literature)

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ENG 220 and 4 credit hours for ENG 101

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ENG 220 and 4 credit hours for ENG 100

Credit will be awarded for the following languages. FL* applies to  the following foreign languages.

  • Arabic (FLA)
  • Chinese (FLC)
  • French (FLF)
  • German (FLG)
  • Greek (GRK)
  • Hindi (FLN)
  • Italian (FLI)
  • Japanese (FLJ)
  • Spanish (FLS)
  • Latin (LAT)
  • Persian (PER)
  • Portuguese (FLP)
  • Russian (FLR)
Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for FL* 201 & FL* 202 (except for Portuguese which will receive 6 credit hours for FLP 201 and 3 credit hours for FLP 2**)

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 6

Credit: 3 credit hours for FL* 201

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5

Credit: 3 credit for hours FL* 102

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for FL* 102

Business and Management

Level: Higher

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for BUS ***

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for BUS ***

Economics

Level: Higher

Score: 4

Credit: 3 credit hours for EC ***

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for EC 201 and EC 202

Level: Standard

Score: 5

Credit: 3 credit hours for EC ***

Score: 6, 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for EC 201 and EC 202

History, World

*Credit for specific curricular requirements in History can be requested, dependent on Depth essay topic. Contact your department for more information.

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2**

History (World), Africa and the Middle East

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2**

History (World), Americas

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2**

History (World), Asia and Oceania

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2**

History (World), Europe

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2**

Philosophy

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI 205

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI 205

Psychology

Level: Higher

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PSY 200

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PSY 200

Social Anthropology

Level: Higher (with or without diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ANT 252

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ANT 252

Biology

Level: Higher

Score: 4, 5

Credit: 4 credit hours for BIO 181

Score: 6, 7

Credit: 8 credit hours for BIO 181 and BIO 183

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 4 credit hours for BIO 105 and BIO 106

Chemistry

Level: Higher

Score: 4, 5

Credit: 4 credit hours for CH 101 and CH 102

Score: 6, 7

Credit: 8 credit hours for CH 101, CH 102, CH 201, and CH 202

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 4 credit hours for CH 111

Design Technology

Level: Higher

Score: 1-7

Credit: Evaluated on an individual basis. Contact the College of Design.

Physics

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 8 credit hours for PY 211 and PY 212

Score: 4

Credit: 4 credit hours for PY 131

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 4 credit hours for PY 131

Mathematics

Level: Higher

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: None

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: None

Art and Design

Level: Higher

Score: 1-7

Credit: Evaluated on an individual basis. Contact the College of Design.

Arts, Film

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: Credit for Eng 2**

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: Credit for Eng 2**

Computer Science

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for CSC 200

Theatre Arts

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for COM 103

Theory of Knowledge

Level: Higher (with or without Diploma)

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI ***

Level: Standard

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI ***