International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit

Equivalencies Effective as of June 2017

The Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Policy provides the basis for providing comparable undergraduate course credit for the successful completion of AP and IB courses as required by Code of Virginia § 23-9.2:3.8.

Having an IB Score Report Sent
Students should contact their high school IB Coordinator or the IBO.org to request an official IB Score Report (“Transcript of Grades”) be sent from the IBO to UMW.

General Education and Intensive requirements for students matriculating in Fall 2008 or later.

HL = Higher Level and SL = Standard Level

IB Exams: IB
Score:
UMW
Course:
UMW
Credit:
Gen. Ed. or Intensive Requirement
Biology-HL 4 BIOL-121 4 Natural Science
Biology-HL 5, 6, 7 BIOL-121 & 132 8 Natural Science Complete
Biology-SL 5, 6, 7 BIOL-121 4 Natural Science
Business & Management-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 BUAD-105 3
Business & Management-SL 5, 6, 7 BUAD-105 3
Chemistry-HL 4

CHEM-111 or

CHEM-105A & 107A

4 or 8 Natural Science (105A & 107A Complete Requirement)
Chemistry-HL 5, 6, 7 CHEM-111 & 112 8 Natural Science Complete
Chemistry-SL 5

CHEM-111 or

CHEM-105A & 107A

4 or 8 Natural Science(105A & 107A Complete Requirement)
Chemistry-SL 6, 7 CHEM-111 & 112 8 Natural Science Complete
Classical Lang – Greek-HL 4, ,5 6, 7 GREK-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Classical Lang – Greek-SL 5, 6, 7 GREK-102 3
Classical Lang – Latin-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 LATN-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Classical Lang – Latin-SL 5, 6, 7 LATN-102 3
Computer Science-HL 4 CPSC-NOTMJ 3
Computer Science-HL 5, 6 CPSC-110 3 Quantitative Reasoning
Computer Science-HL 7 CPSC-110 & 220 7 Quantitative Reasoning
Computer Science-SL 5, 6, 7 CPSC-NOTMJ 3
Dance-HL 4 DANC-NOTMJ 3
Dance-HL 5 DANC-NOTMJ 4
Dance-HL 6 DANC-NOTMJ 5
Dance-HL 7 DANC-NOTMJ 6
Dance-SL 5 DANC-NOTMJ 2
Dance-SL 6 DANC-NOTMJ 3
Dance-SL 7 DANC-NOTMJ 4
Design Technology-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 No Credit 0
Design Technology-SL 5, 6, 7 No Credit 0
Economics-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ECON-201B 3 Human Experience & Society
Economics-SL 5, 6, 7 ECON-201B 3  Human Experience & Society
Environmental Systems & Societies- SL Only 5, 6, 7 EESC-110 3 Natural Science
Film-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL-245 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation)
Film-SL 5, 6, 7 ENGL-245 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation)
Geography-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 GEOG-NOTMJ 3
Geography-SL 5, 6, 7 No Credit 0
Global Politics-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 PSCI-102A 3 Global Inquiry
Global Politics-SL 5, 6, 7 PSCI-102A 3 Global Inquiry
History – American-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST-131 & 132 6 Human Experience & Society
History – American-SL 5, 6, 7 HIST-131 & 132 6 Human Experience & Society
History – Europe-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST-121 & 122 6 Human Experience & Society or Global Inquiry (HIST-122)
History – Europe-SL 5, 6, 7 HIST-121 & 122 6 Human Experience & Society or Global Inquiry (HIST-122)
Information Technology in a Global Society-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 CPSC-NOTMJ 3
Information Technology in a Global Society-SL 5, 6, 7 CPSC-NOTMJ 3
Language A: Literature-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL-205 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation) & Writing Intensive
Language A: Literature-SL 5, 6, 7 ENGL-205 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation) & Writing Intensive
Language A: Language & Literature-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL-205 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation) & Writing Intensive
Language A: Language & Literature-SL 5, 6, 7 ENGL-205 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation) & Writing Intensive
Literature & Performance-SL Only (Group 1) 5, 6, 7 ENGL-205 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation) & Writing Intensive
Literature & Performance-HL (Group 6) 4 THEA-NOTMJ 3
Literature & Performance-HL (Group 6) 5, 6 THEA-111 & 112 6 Art, Literature, Performance  (111-Appreciation 112-Process)Complete
Literature & Performance-HL (Group 6) 7 THEA-111, 112 & NOTMJ 9 Art, Literature, Performance  (111-Appreciation 112-Process)Complete
Literature & Performance-SL (Group 6) 5 THEA-112 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Process)
Literature & Performance-SL (Group 6) 6 THEA-111 & 112 6 Art, Literature, Performance  (111-Appreciation 112-Process)Complete
Literature &      Performance- SL (Group  6) 7 THEA-111, 112 & NOTMJ 9 Art, Literature, Performance (111- Appreciation 112- Process) Complete
Language B
Arabic-HL 4 ARAB-201 3
Arabic-HL 5 ARAB-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Arabic-HL 6 ARAB-301 (Waiver granted for ARAB-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Arabic-HL 7 ARAB-301 & 302 (Waiver granted for ARAB-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Arabic-SL 5 ARAB-102 3
Arabic-SL 6 ARAB-201 3
Arabic-SL 7 ARAB-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Cantonese-HL 4 CHIN-NOTMJ 3
Chinese-Cantonese-HL 5, 6 CHIN-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Cantonese-HL 7 CHIN-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Cantonese-SL 5, 6 CHIN-NOTMJ 3
Chinese-Cantonese-SL 7 CHIN-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 4 CHIN-201 3
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 5 CHIN-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 6 CHIN-300A (Waiver granted for CHIN-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 7 CHIN-300A & 300B (Waiver granted for CHIN-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 5 CHIN-102 3
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 6 CHIN-201 3
Chinese-Mandarin-HL 7 CHIN-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Danish-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Danish-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Danish-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Danish-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Danish-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Dutch-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Dutch-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Dutch-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Dutch-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Dutch-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
English-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL-101 3 Writing Intensive
English-SL 5, 6, 7 ENGL-101 3 Writing Intensive
Finnish-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Finnish-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Finnish-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Finnish-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Finnish-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
French-HL 4 FREN-201A 3
French-HL 5 FREN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
French-HL 6 FREN-311 (Waiver granted for FREN-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
French-HL 7 FREN-311 & 312 (Waiver granted for FREN-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
French-SL 5 FREN-102 3
French-SL 6 FREN-201A 3
French-SL 7 FREN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
German-HL 4 GERM-201A 3
German-HL 5 GERM-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
German-HL 6 GERM-393 (Waiver granted for GERM-202) 4 Language Requirement Complete
German-HL 7 GERM-393 & 394 (Waiver granted for GERM-202) 8 Language Requirement Complete
German-SL 5 GERM-102 3
German-SL 6 GERM-201A 3
German-SL 7 GERM-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
Hebrew-SL Only 5 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Hebrew-SL Only 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Hebrew-SL Only 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Hindi-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Hindi-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Hindi-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Hindi-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Hindi-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Indonesian-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Indonesian-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Indonesian-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Indonesian-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Indonesian-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-HL 4 ITAL-201 3
Italian-HL 5 ITAL-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-HL 6 ITAL-291 (Waiver granted for ITAL-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-HL 7 ITAL-291 & 292 (Waiver granted for ITAL-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-SL 5 ITAL-102 3
Italian-SL 6 ITAL-201 3
Italian-SL 7 ITAL-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Japanese-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Japanese-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Japanese-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Japanese-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Japanese-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Korean-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Korean-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Korean-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Korean-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Korean-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Norwegian-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Norwegian-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Norwegian-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Norwegian-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Norwegian-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Portuguese-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Portuguese-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Portuguese-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Portuguese-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Portuguese-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Russian-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Russian-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Russian-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Russian-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Russian-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-HL 4 SPAN-201A 3
Spanish-HL 5, 6 SPAN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-HL 6 SPAN-312 (Waiver granted for SPAN-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-HL 7 SPAN-312 & 306 (Waiver granted for SPAN-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-SL 5 SPAN-102 3
Spanish-SL 6 SPAN-201A 3
Spanish-SL 7 SPAN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
Swedish-HL 4 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Swedish-HL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Swedish-HL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 6 Language Requirement Complete
Swedish-SL 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Swedish-SL 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Language ab initio (foreign language for beginners)
Arabic-HL 4 ARAB-201 3
Arabic-HL 5 ARAB-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Arabic-HL 6 ARAB-301 (Waiver granted for ARAB-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Arabic-HL 7 ARAB-301 & 301 (Waiver granted for ARAB-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Arabic-SL 5 ARAB-102 3
Arabic-SL 6 ARAB-201 3
Arabic-SL 7 ARAB-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
English-SL Only 5, 6, 7 ENGL-101 3 Writing Intensive
French-HL 4 FREN-201A 3
French-HL 5 FREN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
French-HL 6 FREN-311 (Waiver granted for FREN-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
French-HL 7 FREN-311 & 312 (Waiver for FREN-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
French-SL 5 FREN-102 3
French-SL 6 FREN-201A 3
French-SL 7 FREN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
German-HL 4 GERM-201A 3
German-HL 5 GERM-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
German-HL 6 GERM-393 (Waiver granted for GERM-202) 4 Language Requirement Complete
German-HL 7 GERM-393 & 394 (Waiver granted for GERM-202) 8 Language Requirement Complete
German-SL 5 GERM-102 3
German-SL 6 GERM-201A 3
German-SL 7 GERM-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-HL 4 ITAL-201 3
Italian-HL 5 ITAL-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-HL 6 ITAL-291 (Waiver granted for ITAL-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-HL 7 ITAL-291 & 292 (Waiver granted for ITAL-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Italian-SL 5 ITAL-102 3
Italian-SL 6 ITAL-201 3
Italian-SL 7 ITAL-202 3 Language Requirement Complete
Japanese-SL Only 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Japanese-SL Only 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Malay-SL Only 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Malay-SL Only 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Mandarin-SL Only 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Mandarin-SL ONLY 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Russian-SL Only 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
Russian-SL Only 7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-HL 4 SPAN-201A 3
Spanish-HL 5 SPAN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-HL 6 SPAN-312 (Waiver granted for SPAN-202) 3 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-HL 7 SPAN-316 & 306 (Waiver granted for SPAN-202) 6 Language Requirement Complete
Spanish-SL 5 SPAN-102 3
Spanish-SL 6 SPAN-201A 3
Spanish-SL 7 SPAN-202A 3 Language Requirement Complete
Swahili-SL Only 5, 6 MDFL-NOTMJ 3
 Swahili-SL Only  7 MDFL-NOTMJ 3 Language Requirement Complete
Further Mathematics-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH-121 & 122 8 Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematics Studies- SL 5, 6, 7 MATH-120 3 Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematics- HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH-121 4 Quantitative Reasoning
Mathematics- SL 5, 6, 7 MATH-121 & MATH-NOTMJ 6 Quantitative Reasoning
Music-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 MUSC-NOTMJ 3
Music-SL 5, 6, 7 MUSC-NOTMJ 3
Philosophy-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 PHIL-NOTMJ 3
Philosophy-SL 5, 6, 7 PHIL-NOTMJ 3
Physics-HL 4 PHYS-101 4 Natural Science
Physics-HL 5, 6, 7 PHYS-101 & 102 8 Natural Science Complete
Physics-SL 5 PHYS-101 4 Natural Science
Physics-SL 6, 7 PHYS-101 & 102 8 Natural Science Complete
Psychology-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 PSYC-100 3 Human Experience & Society
Psychology-SL 5, 6, 7 PSYC-100 3 Human Experience & Society
Social & Cultural Anthropology-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ANTH-101 3 Human Experience & Society or Global Inquiry
Social & Cultural Anthropology-SL 5, 6, 7 ANTH-101 3 Human Experience & Society or Global Inquiry
Sport, Exercise & Health Science-SL Only 5, 6, 7 No Credit 0
Theatre-HL 4 THEA-NOTMJ 3.0
Theatre-HL 5 THEA-111 3 Art, Literature, Performance (Appreciation)
Theatre-HL 6 THEA-111 & 112 6 Art, Literature, Performance Appreciation (111) & Process (112) Complete
Theatre-HL 7 THEA-111 & 112 & THEA-NOTMJ 9 Art, Literature, Performance Appreciation (111) & Process (112) Complete
Theatre-SL 5 THEA-112 3 Art, Literature, Performance Process
Theatre-SL 6 THEA-111 & 112 6  Art, Literature, Performance Appreciation (111) & Process (112) Complete
Theatre-SL 7 THEA-111 & 112 & THEA-NOTMJ 9 Art, Literature, Performance Appreciation (111) & Process (112) Complete
Visual Arts-HL 4, 5, 6, 7 ARTS-105 3 Art, Literature, Performance Appreciation
Visual Arts-SL 5, 6, 7 ARTS-105 3 Art, Literature, Performance Appreciation
World Religions-SL Only 5, 6, 7 RELG-NOTMJ 3

*NOTMJ means: not major, general elective credit that will apply to the overall credits needed to graduate (120). These credits are not found equivalent to an one-to-one UMW course. These credits do not satisfy any requirements for the major unless a re-evaluation is submitted by the student. The NOTMJ course(s) also do not apply to the Gen-Ed requirements unless a re-evaluation is submitted by the Student to be re-evaluated by the Gen-Ed Committee. Although Modern Foreign Language courses transfer as general elective credit, they will satisfy the foreign language requirement.

NOTE: The University of Mary Washington now accepts Standard and Higher Learning test scores HL-4 and higher, SL-5 and higher.

UMW will now grant a minimum of 15 transfer credit upon matriculation to an IB Diploma student. Awarding credits for the IB Diploma recognizes the rigor and the scope of the IB program. Most IB Diploma students will have some credit awarded from their scores . If those credits do not add up to 15, then UMW will award the difference as IB Diploma elective credits. These elective credits will not apply to the major or Gen-Ed requirements. A minimum of 15 transfer credits would count towards the overall total required for graduation.

**Guidelines Covering the Application and/or Deletion of Transfer Credits. The following provisions apply to transfer courses taken at other institutions.

1. Transfer credits will be forfeited and removed from the record if the equivalent course or courses are completed at UMW or another institution (and transferred into UMW for credit).

2. Transfer credits are counted as completed credits toward graduation, and thus affect all decisions regarding probation, suspension, and dismissal.

3. A student may request the permanent deletion of transfer credits from his or her record at any time except when he or she is on disciplinary or honor suspension or after academic dismissal.

Notes: ***Excerpt from 2017-2018 Academic Catalog will be updated once the catalog is published***

EXCERPT FROM 2008-2009 ACADEMIC CATALOG: GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR B.A./B.S.
The General Education curriculum represents the College faculty’s intellectual consensus on that broad course of study that constitutes the foundation of a solid liberal arts education. Organized into eight areas and two Across-the-Curriculum areas, General Education requirements may be completed by University of Mary Washington coursework, by approved equivalent transfer coursework, or by equivalent Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge A Level Examination credit as defined by the most current AP-IB-Cambridge Policy. No General Education coursework may be completed on a Pass/Fail basis. Any modifications in course offerings appear in the Official Schedule of Courses. To fulfill General Education requirements, a course must be designated as a General Education course for the semester and section in which it is offered.