Student Information

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 2087-2009 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 18888 art elective

3

Biology

4,5

BIOL 11500 Essentials of Biology

3

6,7*

BIOL 11500 Essentials of Biology
BIOL 18888 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 28888 management elective

6

6,7

ACCT 22600 Management Accounting
MGMT 28888 management elective

3
3

Chemistry

4,5,6,7

CHEM 18888 chemistry elective
CHEM 12100 Principles of Chemistry I

3

4

Computer Science

4,5,6,7

COMP 18888 computer science elective

3

Design Technology

4,5,6,7

TRAN 18888 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 18888 English elective
WRTG 18888 writing elective
(IB credit is granted for only one English exam.)
*May receive course-specific credit WRTG 11100 in place of WRTG 18888 when score of 1 or 2 is achieved in the IC writing placement

3
3

French A or B

5

FREN 20100 Intermediate French I

3

6 FREN 20200 Intermediate French II 3
7 FREN 38888 French elective 3

Geography

4,5,6,7

HIST 20300 Introductory Geography

3

German A or B

5

GERM 20100 Intermediate German I

3

6 GERM 20200 Intermediate German II 3
7 GERM 38888 German elective 3

History

4,5,6,7

HIST 25200 Germany 1918-45

3

History of Africa

4,5,6,7

HIST 18888 history elective

3

History of the Americas

4,5,6,7

HIST 18888 history elective

3

History of Europe

4,5,6,7

HIST 10200 Modern Western Civilization
HIST 18888 history elective

3
3

History and Culture of the Islamic World

4,5,6,7

HIST 26100 The Middle East
HIST 28888 history elective

3
3

History of East/Southeast Asia and Australia

4,5,6,7

HIST 18888 history elective

3

History of West/South Asia

4,5,6,7

HIST 18888 history elective

3

Italian A or B 5 ITAL 20100 Intermediate Italian I 3
6 ITAL 20200 Intermediate Italian II 3
7 ITAL 38888 Italian elective 3

Japanese A2

4,5,6,7

TRAN 18888 language elective

6

Japanese B

4,5,6,7

TRAN 18888 language elective

6

Latin

4,5,6,7

LATN 18888 Latin elective

6

Mathematics

4,5

MATH 18888 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 18888 music elective

3

Philosophy

4,5,6,7

PHIL 10100 Introduction to Philosophy: Problems

3

Physics

4,5

PHYS 18888 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

5

SPAN 20100 Intermediate Spanish I

3

6 SPAN 20200 Intermediate Spanish II 3
7 SPAN 38888 Spanish elective 3

Theory of Knowledge

4,5,6,7

PHIL 18888 philosophy elective

2

Theater Arts

4,5,6,7

THPA 18888 theater elective

3

Turkish A1

4,5,6,7

TRAN 18888 language elective

6