UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2019-2020

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) courses designated as Honors Courses on the UC/CSU “a-g” college preparatory subjects list are awarded extra grade points for computation of the high school GPA. To be awarded advanced standing credit for successful performance, the IB test must be higher level (HL) and have a score of 4 or higher. IB tests with standard level (SL) or any other designator are not acceptable as college level.

Transcripts, certificates or diplomas with IB test results should be sent to Admissions and Records.

Additional courses at the appropriate level and score may be accepted upon review. Contact Admissions and Records for more information.

IB Exam Score Semester Units Allowed CSUN Course Equivalent General Education Application
Biology HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE B2 Life Science and B3 Science Laboratory Activity
Business and Management HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency No GE Placement
Chemistry HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE B1 Physical Science and B3 Science Laboratory Activity
Economics HL 4,5 6 units ECON 160 and 161 6 units GE D1 Social Science
English A: Literature HL 4,5 6 units English 115 and 255 3 units GE Basic Subjects A2 Written Communication/
3 units GE C2 Humanities
English A: Language and Literature HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 3 units GE Basic Subjects A2 Written Communication/
3 units GE C2 Humanities
Film HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE C1 Arts
Geography HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science
History of Africa and the Middle East HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science or F Comparative Cultural Studies
History of Americas HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science or D2 U.S. History
History of Asia/OCE HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science or F Comparative Cultural Studies
History of Europe HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science or F Comparative Cultural Studies
Language A: Literature HL
(any Foreign Language)
4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE F Comparative Cultural Studies
Language A: Language and Literature HL
(any Foreign Language)
4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE F Comparative Cultural Studies
Language B HL
(any Foreign Language)
4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE F Comparative Cultural Studies
Mathematics HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE Basic Skills B4 Mathematics
Music HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE C1 Arts
Philosophy HL 4,5 6 units PHIL 150 6 units GE C2 Humanities
Physics HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE B1 Physical Science
Psychology HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science
Sociology HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE D1 Social Science
Theatre HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE C1 Arts
Visual Arts HL 4,5 6 units No equivalency 6 units GE C1 Arts