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, Spanish B, German B 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
French ab initio SL 3 no credit Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.

SL 4 4 FCH 102

SL 5 8 FCH 103 & 104

SL 6 12 FCH 103, 104 & 105

SL 7 12 FCH 104, 105 & 106
Mandarin ab initio SL 5 4 CHN 103

SL 6 8 CHN 103 & 104

SL 7 12 CHN 103, 104 & 105
Chinese B HL 5 4 CHN 201

HL 6 8 CHN 201 & 202

HL 7 12 CHN 201, 202 & 203

SL 5 4 CHN 103

SL 6 8 CHN 103 & 104

SL 7 12 CHN 103, 104 & 105
Classical Languages SL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.

SL 4 8 GRK 101 & 102 or LAT 101 & 102 

SL 5 12 GRK 102, 103 & 104 or LAT 102, 103 & 113

SL 6 12 GRK 103, 104 & 105 or LAT 113, 114 & 115

SL 7 12 GRK 104, 105 & 106 or LAT 113, 114 & 115

HL 3 * Students should consult the Modern Language department for appropriate placement.

HL 4 12 GRK 101, 102 & 103 or LAT 101, 102 & 103

HL 5 12 GRK 103, 104 & 105 or LAT 103, 113 & 114

HL 6 12 GRK 104, 105 & 106 or LAT 113, 114 & 115

HL 7 16 GRK 104, 105 & 106 & 200 TR or LAT 113, 114, 115 & 200 TR

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
Global Politics HL 5​ ​4 PSC 100 T SSMW​
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 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 will grant waiver of one or more quarters of general biology.
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
Sports Exercise & Health Science SL4​ ​4 PE 100 T
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 150
Mathematics (Standard Level) SL 5, 6 or 7 8 MAT 150 & MAT 100 T
Mathematics (Higher Level)​ HL 5, 6 or 7​ 8 MAT 150 & MAT 100 T
​​​​Computer Scie​nce ​ ​ ​ ​SL 5 4​ ​IT 130
​SL 6 or 7 8 IT 130 & IT 200 T
HL 5 or 6​ 8​ CSC 241 & CSC 242 or IT 211  & IT 212
​HL 7 12​ CSC 241, CSC 242 & CSC 300 T or IT 211, IT 212 & IT 300 T

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