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International Baccalaureate Policy

The International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Switzerland that works with secondary schools throughout the world on programs for students between the ages of 16 and 19 years. Designed as a comprehensive, two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is not based on the pattern of any single country but incorporates the best elements of many. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship. The table of IBO equivalents summarizes Ithaca College's policy on interpreting the IBO standards. This policy is in effect for students entering Ithaca College in the 2006-2007 academic year and is subject to change at any time. This table reflects credit awarded for higher-level subjects. No credit is awarded for subsidiary-level subjects. A limited number of IBO credits may be applied toward general education requirements; for more information:
Advanced Placement Policy

All other International Baccalaureate Organisation examinations will be reviewed on an individual basis after the student provides a course description or syllabus. For additional information about Ithaca College's international baccalaureate policies, please contact Charlotte Richardson in the Office of the Registrar, 220 Job Hall, 607-274-1210.

International Baccalaureate Policy Equivalents

IBO Exam
Score
IC Course Equivalent
Credit

Accounting

6,7

ACCT-22500 Financial Accounting
ACCT-22600 Management Accounting

3
3

Art Design

4,5,6,7

ART-1xxxx art elective

3

Biology

4,5

BIOL-11500 Essentials of Biology

6

6,7*

BIOL-11500 Essentials of Biology
BIOL-1xxxx biology elective
*Students can receive course-specific credit for BIOL-12100, BIOL-12200, provided there is evidence of a laboratory component and a passing score on a department exam.

3
3

Business and Management

4,5

MGMT-2xxxx management elective

6

6,7

ACCT-22600 Management Accounting
ACCT-2xxxx management elective

3
3

Chemistry

4,5

CHEM-1xxxx chemistry elective

7

6,7

CHEM-12100 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM-12200 Principles of Chemistry II

4
3

Computer Science

4,5,6,7

COMP-1xxxx computer science elective

3

Design Technology

4,5,6,7

xxx-1xxxx open elective

3

Economics

4,5,6,7

ECON-12100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON-12200 Principles of Microeconomics

3
3

English A or B*

4,5,6,7

ENGL-1xxxx English elective
WRTG-1xxxx writing elective
IB credit is granted for only one English exam.
*May receive course specific credit WRTG-11100 in place of WRTG-1xxxxx when score of 1 or 2 is achieved in the IC writing placement

3
3

French A or B

4,5,6,7

FREN-10100 Elementary French I
FREN-10200 Elementary French II

3
3

Geography

4,5,6,7

HIST-20300 Introductory Geography

3

German A or B

4,5,6,7

GERM-10100 Elementary German I
GERM-10200 Elementary German II

3
3

History

4,5,6,7

HIST-25200 Germany 1918-45

3

History of Africa

4,5,6,7

HIST-1xxxx history elective

3

History of the Americas

4,5,6,7

HIST-1xxxx history elective

3

History of Europe

4,5,6,7

HIST-10200 Modern Western Civilization
HIST-1xxxx history elective

3
3

History and Culture of the Islamic World

4,5,6,7

HIST-26100 The Middle East
HIST-2xxxx history elective

3
3

History of East/Southeast Asia and Australia

4,5,6,7

HIST-1xxxx history elective

3

History of West/South Asia

4,5,6,7

HIST-1xxxx history elective

3

Japanese A2

4,5,6,7

xxx-1xxxx language elective

6

Japanese B

4,5,6,7

xxx-1xxxx language elective

6

Latin

4,5,6,7

LATN-1xxxx Latin elective

6

Mathematics

4,5

MATH-1xxxx math elective

8

6,7

MATH-11100 Calculus I
MATH-11200 Calculus II

4
4

Mathematics with Further Mathematics

4,5,6,7

Subject to departmental review

Music

4,5,6,7

MUTH-xxxxx music elective

3

Philosophy

4,5,6,7

PHIL-10100 Introduction to Philosophy: Problems

3

Physics

4,5

PHYS-1xxxx physics elective

8

6,7

PHYS-10100 Introduction to Physics I
PHYS-10200 Introduction to Physics II

4
4

Psychology

4,5,6,7

PSYC-10300 General Psychology

3

Social Anthropology

No credit

Spanish A or B

4,5,6,7

SPAN-10100 Elementary Spanish I
SPAN-10200 Elementary Spanish II

3
3

Theory of Knowledge

4,5,6,7

PHIL-1xxxx philosophy elective

2

Theater Arts

4,5,6,7

THPA-1xxxx theater elective

3

Turkish A1

4,5,6,7

xxx-1xxxx language elective

6