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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.

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

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
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 Anthropology 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

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

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 Science 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

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
Music 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