International Baccalaureate (IB)

NC State does not currently award placement or credit for standard-level exams. Students wishing to have their standard-level exam scores reviewed on an individual basis may contact the academic department awarding credit. Students who present scores for an exam that has not yet been evaluated should contact the academic department under which the exam subject falls.

NC State only awards course credit for the tests and scores indicated in the chart below. This policy is subject to change as a result of placement and credit policy periodic reviews. If students have specific questions about course credit, they should contact their academic advisor or the academic department that rewards credit.

Test Title Level Score Credit
Group 1 Exams (Best Language)
English A1/A2 Higher
(without IB diploma)
5-7 3 hours credit for ENG 220
Higher (with IB diploma) 5-7 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.
Group 2 Exams (Second Modern Language)
Credit will be awarded in French (FLF), German (FLG), and/or Spanish (FLS) 6 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.
7 6 credit hours for FL* 201 and FL* 202 upon completion of an FL* 300-level course with a grade of C- or better.
Group 3 Exams (Individuals and Societies)
Business and Management Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for BUS*** (elective credit)
Economics Higher 6, 7 6 credit hours for EC 201 and EC 202
Geography Standard 1-7 Under review
History, World Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for HI 233
History, American Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for HI 252
History, European Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for HI 233
History of the Islamic World Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for HI 2**
Philosophy Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for PHI 205
Psychology Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for PSY 200
Social Anthropology Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for ANT 252
Group 4 Exams (Experimental Sciences)
Biology Higher 5, 6, 7 Evaluated on an individual basis. Contact biology department for review.
Chemistry Higher 5 4 credit hours for CH 101 and CH 102
6, 7 8 credit hours for CH 101, CH 102, CH 201, and CH 202
Design Technology Higher 1-7 Contact School of Design
Physics Higher 5, 6, 7 Option 1: Placement into PY 208; upon completion of that course with a grade of C or better, four credit hours for PY 205
Option 2: 8 credit hours for PY 211 and PY 212
Option depends upon curriculum
Group 5 Exams (Mathematics)
Mathematics Higher 5 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.
Group 6 Exams (The Arts and Electives)
Art/Design Higher 1-7 Contact College of Design
Classical Languages
Greek Higher 6 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.
7 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 Higher 6 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.
7 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 Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for CSC 200
Theatre Arts Higher 5, 6, 7 3 credit hours for COM 103