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. NC State does not currently award placement or credit for standard-level exams. To have standard-level exam scores reviewed on an individual basis, you should contact the academic department awarding credit.

English A1/A2

Level: Higher without IB Diploma

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 hours credit for ENG 220

Level: Higher with IB Diploma

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 hours credit for ENG 220; 4 hours credit for ENG 101 may also be awarded after review by First-Year Writing Program. Students with IB diplomas must submit documentation to the First-Year Writing Office, Tompkins 246. Contact the First-Year Writing Program for details.

Credit will be awarded in French (FLF), German (FLG), and/or Spanish (FLS)

Score: 6

Credit: Placement into FL* 202. Upon completion of FL* 202 with a grade of C- or better on the first attempt, 3 hours credit will be given for FL* 201.

Score: 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for FL* 201 and FL* 202 upon completion of an FL* 300-level course with a grade of C- or better.

Business and Management

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for BUS*** (elective credit)

Economics

Level: Higher

Score: 6, 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for EC 201 and EC 202

Geography

Level: Standard

Score: 1-7

Credit: Under review

History, World

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 233

History, American

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 252

History, European

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 233

History of the Islamic World

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2**

Philosophy

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI 205

Psychology

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PSY 200

Social Anthropology

Level: Higher

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ANT 252

Biology

Level: Higher

Score: 5

Credit: 4 credit hours for BIO 181

Score:  6, 7

Credit:  8 credit hours for BIO 181 and BIO 183

Chemistry

Level: Higher

Score: 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

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: Placement into PY 208; upon completion of that course with a grade of C or better, four credit hours for PY 205 or 8 credit hours for PY 211 and PY 212, depending upon curriculum.

Mathematics

Level: Higher

Score: 5

Credit: Placement into MA 241 or MA 231, depending upon curriculum; upon completion of that course with a grade of C or better, 4 credit hours will be awarded for MA 141, 131, or 121 depending upon curriculum

Art and Design

Level: Higher

Score: 1-7

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

Classical Languages
Greek

Level: Higher

Score: 6

Credit: Placement into GRK 202. Upon completion of this course with a grade of C or better on the first attempt, 3 hours credit will be awarded for GRK 201.

Score: 7

Credit: 6 hours credit for GRK 201 and GRK 202 upon completion of a GRK 300-level course with a grade of C or better.

Latin

Level: Higher

Score: 6

Credit: Placement into LAT 202. Upon completion of this course with a grade of C or better on the first attempt, 3 hours credit will be awarded for LAT 201.

Score: 7

Credit: 6 hours credit for LAT 201 and LAT 202 upon completion of a LAT 300-level course with a grade of C or better.

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