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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.

Courses marked with *** transfer to NC State as an elective credit.

Group 1 Exams – Best Language

English A: Literature

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ENG 220

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ENG 220

English A: Language and Literature

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

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

Score: 5, 6, 7

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

Group 2 Exams – Second Modern Language

Credit will be awarded for the following 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)

  • 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**)
  • Score: 6
  • Credit: 3 credit hours for FL* 201
  • Score: 4, 5
  • Credit: 3 credit hours for FL* 102
  • Score: 5, 6, 7
  • Credit: 3 credit hours for FL* 102

Group 3 Exams – Individuals and Societies

Business and Management

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for BUS ***

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for BUS ***

Economics

Score: 4

Credit: 3 credit hours for EC ***

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for EC 201 and EC 202

Score: 5

Credit: 3 credit hours for EC ***

Score: 6, 7

Credit: 6 credit hours for EC 201 and EC 202

History, World

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2GEP (History Elective)

History of Africa and the Middle East

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2GEP (History Elective)

History of the Americas

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2GEP (History Elective)

History of Asia and Oceania

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2GEP (History Elective)

History of Europe

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for HI 2GEP (History Elective)

Philosophy

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI 205

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI 205

Psychology

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PSY 200

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PSY 200

Social Anthropology

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ANT 252

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for ANT 252

Group 4 Exams – Experimental Sciences

Biology

Score: 4, 5

Credit: 4 credit hours for BIO 181

Score: 6, 7

Credit: 8 credit hours for BIO 181 and BIO 183

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 4 credit hours for BIO 105 and BIO 106

Chemistry

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

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 4 credit hours for CH 111

Design Technology

Score: 1-7

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

Physics

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 8 credit hours for PY 211 and PY 212

Score: 4

Credit: 4 credit hours for PY 131

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 4 credit hours for PY 131

Group 5 Exams – Mathematics

Mathematics

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: None

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: None

Group 6 Exams – The Arts and Electives

Art and Design

Score: 1-7

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

Arts, Film

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: Credit for Eng 2**

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: Credit for Eng 2**

Computer Science

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for CSC 110

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for CSC 110

Theatre Arts

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for THE 103

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for THE 103

Theory of Knowledge

Theory of Knowledge

Score: 4, 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI ***

Score: 5, 6, 7

Credit: 3 credit hours for PHI ***

Additional Credit Opportunities