Credit for the International Baccalaureate (IB)

A student must be enrolled at San Bernardino Valley College to receive course credit for the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma or certificates. A score below 4 for Mathematics (HL) will require that students complete the self-guided placement at SBVC. Please refer to the table below for IB credit (in accordance with Title 5, 55052.5). Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both. The International Baccalaureate is re-evaluated by the UC, CSU, independent universities, and other community colleges. Individual campuses of the UC, CSU may grant more credit. Any questions may be directed to the Articulation Officer in the Counseling Center, AD/SS 103.

IB Examination Minimum Score Units SBVC Equivalent SBVC Graduation CSU GE-Breadth IGETC
Biology (HL) 5 3 BIOL 205 Category I (lab) B2 (no lab) Area 5B (no lab)
Chemistry (HL) 5 3 CHEM 101 Category I (lab) B1 (no lab) Area 5A (no lab)
Economics (HL) 5 3 ECON 200 or ECON 200H Category II D2 4
Geography (HL) 5 3 No equivalent Category II D5 Area 4
History (any region) (HL) 5 3 No equivalent Category II or Category III C2 or D6 Area 3B or 4
Mathematics (HL): Analysis and Approaches 4 3 TBD Category IV B4 Area 2A (Requires a score of 5).
Mathematics (HL): Applications and Interpretation 4 3 TBD Category IV B4 Area 2A (requires a score of 5)
Physics (HL) 5 3 PHYSIC 101 Category I (lab) B1 (no lab) Area 5A (no lab)
Psychology (HL) 5 3 No equivalent Category II D9 Area 4I
Theatre (HL) 4 3 No equivalent Category III C1 Area 3A (requires score of 5)
IB Examination Minimum Score Units SBVC Equivalent SBVC Graduation CSU GE-Breadth IGETC
Language A: Literature HL 4 3 No equivalent Category III C2 3B and 6A (requires a score of 5)
Language A: Language and Literature HL 4 3 No equivalent Category III C2 3B and 6A (requires a score of 5)
Language B (any language) HL 4 0 (3 units for IGETC Certification only) No equivalent No credit No credit 6A (requires a score of 5)
Language B (any language) HL 5 3 No equivalent No credit No credit 6A