International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) recognizes the International Baccalaureate program for those students who earn the IB diploma, or a specific grade in the IB course. Presently, PVAMU awards credits for IB courses taken at both the Higher Level (HL) and the Standard Level (SL).

Limitation

Students who earn an IB diploma may be given credit for at least 24 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) at PVAMU provided that they score at least a 4 on each subject exam. However, it will be the student’s responsibility to request such credit. PVAMU strongly encourages students to meet with their academic advisor to determine how much credit will best serve their degree matriculation. Students who score less than a 4 will not be granted credit for that particular exam. No grade will be awarded; only SCH for specific courses. Credit will not be awarded for an exam if the student is enrolled in the course or has already taken the course.

Acceptable Scores and Credit

An official score report must be received from a first-time freshman (or any student who has not received college credit for these exams at another institution) before credit will be awarded. A transfer student, who has received credit for one or more IB exams at another institution, may be granted SCH at PVAMU upon receipt of an official transcript from the other institution as long as the credit awarded at the other institution is transferable to PVAMU.

A student must earn the International Baccalaureate diploma and receive a score of at least 4 to receive SCH for for the IB exam. Students who take the IB exam without achieving the IB diploma will be evaluated on an individual basis.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Course Equivalency Table (Earned Credit)

IB Level Examination

Minimum Score

PVAMU Course

Semester Credit Hours

Biology SL

4 w/diploma

BIOL 1015

5

Biology HL

5

BIOL 1025

5

Business & Management SL

4 w/diploma

MGMT 1013

3

Business & Management HL

4 w/diploma

MGMT 1013

3

Chemistry SL

4 w/diploma

CHEM 1033

3

Chemistry HL

4

CHEM 1033

3

Computer Science SL

4 w/diploma

COMP 1013

3

Computer Science HL

4

COMP 1013

3

Economics SL

4 w/diploma

ECON 2113

3

Economics HL

4

ECON 2113

3

English Language A SL

4 w/diploma

ENGL 1123

3

English Language A HL

4

ENGL 1123

3

English Language A HL

5

ENGL 1123,1133

6

Geography SL

4 w/diploma

GEOG 1113

3

Geography HL

4

GEOG 1113

3

History (Americas) SL

4 w/diploma

HIST 1313

3

History (Americas) HL

4

HIST 1313

3

Mathematics HL

4

MATH 1113

3

Music SL

4 w/diploma

MUSC 1313

3

Music HL

5

MUSC 1313

3

Philosophy SL

4 w/diploma

PHIL 2013

3

Philosophy HL

4

PHIL 2013

3

Physics SL

4 w/diploma

PHYS 2113

3

Physics SL

4

PHYS 2113

3

Psychology SL

4 w/diploma

PSYC 1113

3

Psychology HL

4

PSYC 1113

3

Spanish Language A or B SL

4 w/diploma

SPAN 1013

3

Spanish Language A or B SL

5

SPAN 1013, 1023

6

Spanish Language A or B HL

4 w/diploma

SPAN 1013, 1023

3

Spanish Language A or B HL

5

SPAN 1013 - 2023

12

Theater Arts SL

4 w/diploma

DRAM 1103

3

Theater Arts HL

4

DRAM 1103

3

Visual Arts SL

4 w/diploma

ARTS 1203

3

Visual Arts SL

4

ARTS 1203

3

 

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Last updated 12/13/13

 

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