International Baccalaureate (IB) Scores Applied to General Education
A student earning a score of 5 or higher on an IB exam meets the following general education (GE) areas. The Cypress College transcript will show the IB exam credit applicable to the Native AA/AS GE as detailed below. Admissions and Records evaluators will adjust IB exam credit as applicable when a student applies for CSU GE Breadth or IGETC certification.
This IB policy information for IGETC is also available at: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/ap-satisfy-admission-and-igetc-req.pdf.
This IB policy information for CSU GE Breadth is also available at: http://www.calstate.edu/AcadAff/codedMemos/AA-2015-02.pdf.
Note: *Students should not repeat classes for which they have earned IB credit unless a specific university requires it for their major. IB transfer credit awarded for admission and transfer major requirements is determined by the CSU and UC.
|IB Exam||IGETC1 Approved Credit (Includes American Institutions)||CSU GE Breadth Approved Credit (Includes American Institutions)||CCC GE Approved Credit|
|Biology HL||5B (without lab)||B2||B1|
|Chemistry HL||5A (without lab)||B1||B1|
|History (any region) HL||3B or 4F||C2 or D6||D|
|Language A Literature HL||3B and 6A||C2*||C2|
|Language A Language and Literature HL||3B and 6A||C2*||C2|
|Language A1 (any language) HL||3B||C2* (prior to F’13 only)||C2|
|Language A2 (any language) HL||3B||C2* (prior to F’13 only)||C2|
|Language B (any language) HL||6A||n/a||C2|
|Physics HL||5A (without lab)||B1||B1|
*A score of 4 earns credit for these CSUGE areas. All other scores must be a 5.
The IB Curriculum offers language at various levels for the native and non-native speakers. Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives. Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers, respectively.