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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 2007-2008 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 see "Advanced Placement Policy."
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

3

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

4,5,6,7

CHEM 1xxxx chemistry elective
CHEM 12100 Principles of Chemistry I

3

4

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