International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit Awards

Students starting at DePaul will be awarded course credit in the amounts indicated below, provided official International Baccalaureate (IB) transcripts and final score reports are submitted to the Office of Admission prior to enrolling at DePaul. If you have completed an exam that is not listed below, please contact the Transfer Articulation Center at TrAC@depaul.edu.

Group I - Best Language

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
English A1 HL 5 4 ENG 120
Language and Performance SL 5 4 THE 100 T
Language A: Literature ​ HL 5 4 ENG 120
SL 6​ ​4 ENG 120​
​Language A: Language and Literature​ ​ HL 5​ ​4 WRD 103​
SL 5​ ​4 WRD 103​
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Group II - Second Language

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
French B, German B, or Spanish B SL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.

SL 4 8 101 &102

SL 5 12 102, 103 & 104
SL 6​ 12​ 103, 104 & 105​
SL 7​ ​12 104, 105 & 106​
HL 3​ *​ Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.
​HL 4 12​ 101, 102 & 103​
​HL 5 12​ ​103, 104 & 105
​HL 6 12​ ​104, 105 & 106
​HL 7 ​16 ​104, 105, 106 & 201
Arabic B​ SL 5​ ​4 ARB 103​
SL 6​ 8​ ARB 103 & 104​
​SL 7 12​ ARB ​103, 104 & 105
​HL 5 4​ ​ARB 104
HL 6​ 8​ ARB 104 & 105​
​HL 7 ​12 ARB 104, 105 & 106​
Mandarin ab initio ​SL 5 4​ CHN 103​
​SL 6 8​ CHN 103 & 104​
​SL 7 12​ ​CHN 103, 104 & 105
​HL 5 4​ ​CHN 104
​HL 6 8​ ​CHN 104 & 105
​HL 7 ​12 ​CHN 104, 105 & 106
Classical Languages SL 3​ *​ Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.​
​SL 4 8​ 101 & 102 
​SL 5 ​12 102, 103 & 113
​SL 6 ​12 ​103, 113 & 114
​SL 7 ​12 ​113. 114 & 115
​HL 3 ​* Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.​
​HL 4 12​ ​101, 102 & 103
​HL 5 12​ 103, 113 & 114​
​HL 6 12​ 113, 114 & 115​
​HL 7 ​16 ​113, 114, 115 & 201​

Group III - Individuals and Societies

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
Business and Management HL 5 4 ICS 200
Economics HL 5 8 ECO 105 & 106
Geography
SL 6 or 7​ 4​ GEO 101​
HL 6 or 7 4
History - Route 1: History of Europe and the Islamic World ​HL 5 4​ HST 171
History - Route 2: 20th Century World History​ ​HL 5 4​ HST 113​
Information Technology in a Global Society​ ​HL 5 4​ CSC 223
Philosophy​ ​HL 6 or 7 4​ PHL 100
Psychology​ ​ HL 3 or 4​ 4​ PSY 105 
HL 5​ 8​ PSY 105 & 106
Social and Cultural Anth​ropology​ ​ ​SL 4 or HL 4 ​4 ​ANT 102 
​SL 5 8​​ ANT 102 & 390
​HL 5 8​ ANT 102 & 204​
World Religions​ SL 4 or HL 4​ 4​ REL 103​

Group IV - Experimental Sciences

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
Biology​
HL 5 * Consent of department is needed in order to waive one or more quarters of the general chemistry sequence.
HL 6 12 BIO 191, 192 & 193
Chemistry HL 5 * Consent of department is needed in order to waive one or more quarters of the general chemistry sequence.
Environmental Systems and Societies ​SL 4 or HL 4 4​ ​ENV 102
Design Technology​ ​SL 5 4​ ​TRNS elective
Physics​ ​HL 5 4​ ​PHY 150
​HL 6 or 7 12​ ​PHY 150, 151 & 152

Group V - Mathematics & Computer Sciences

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
Further Math SL 5 * Meet with a Math advisor for placement
Mathematical Studies (Standard Level) SL 5, 6 or 7 4 MAT 101
Mathematics (Standard Level) SL 5, 6 or 7 4 MAT 150
Mathematics (Higher Level)​ HL 5, 6 or 7​ 12​ MAT 150 & 151; meet with a Math advisor for additional placement​
​​​Computer Scie​nce ​ ​ ​ ​SL 5 4​ ​IT 130
​SL 6 or 7 ​4 CSC 211. Students required to take IT 130 should substitute a 300-level major elective approved by their faculty advisor. Students required to take CSC 242, 242 & 224 will count CSC 211 for CSC 241, take CSC 212 instead of CSC 224 and substitute CSC 242 with an approved 300-level major elective. ​
HL 5 or 6​ 8​ CSC 211 & CSC 212.  Students required to take IT 130 should substitute a 300-level major elective approved by their faculty advisor.  Students required to take CSC 241, 242 & 224 will count CSC 211 & CSC 212 for CSC 242 & CSC 224 and substitute CSC 242 with an approved 300-level major elective. ​
​HL 7 12​ CSC 211, CSC 212 & CSC 383.  Students required to take IT 130 should substitute a 300-level major elective approved by their faculty advisor.  Students required to take CSC 241, 242 & 224​ will count CSC 211 & CSC 212 for CSC 242 & CSC 224 and substitute CSC 241 with an approved 300-level major elective.

Group VI - The Arts

IB Exam Name Standard or Higher Level (SL/HL) Score Credit Hours Awarded Course(s) for Which Credit is Awarded
Dance SL 5 4 TRNS elective
Film SL 6 or7; HL 5, 6 or 7 4 DC 110
Mus​ic SL 6 or 7 4 MUS 100-level for non-majors; an elective for Music majors
​HL 6 or 7 ​4 ​200-level MUS A&L course for non-majors; an elective for Music majors plus possible musicianship credit - see department chair.
Theatre Arts ​HL 4 ​4 Theatre 100 for non-Theatre majors; Theatre majors should consult with their Theatre advisor for additional information.​
Visual Arts(A or B)
​HL 3, 4, or 5 4 ​ART 104