International Baccalaureate Credit

IB Credit for Students Enrolled Summer 2018 or Later

For students enrolled before Summer 2018, see the International Students and Scholars IB credit page.

Exams can be taken at either the Subsidiary Level (SL) or at the Higher Level (HL). Credit normally will be awarded for HL subjects only, but there are a few exceptions.

The table below provides information about IB credit Purdue accepts and the scores necessary to earn credit. 

Course numbers listed as "1XXXX" transfer as undistributed credit, which means Purdue does not have an equivalent course. Such credit appears on a Purdue student record as credit hours within the respective subject area. You should consult with your Purdue academic advisor to determine how undistributed credit may be used to best meet curriculum requirements within your area of study.

Exams are scored 7-1 and students must earn a score of 5 or higher to earn Purdue credit. IB transfer credit criteria are subject to change without notice.

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Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
ARAB 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL 5 on HL 6 or 7 on HL
BIOL 1XXXX (4) BIOL 11000 (4) BIOL 11000 & BIOL 11100 (8)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
MGMT 1XXXX (3) MGMT 1XXXX & MGMT 1XXXX (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
CHM 11100 & CHM 11200 (6) CHM 11500 & CHM 11600 (8)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
CHNS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
CS 1XXXX (2) CS 17700 (4)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
DANC 1XXXX (3) DANC 1XXXX & DANC 25000 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
IT 1XXXX (3) IT 1XXXX & IT 10500 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
ECON 1XXXX (3) ECON 1XXXX & ECON 21000 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
ENGL 23100 (3) ENGL 23100 (3)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL
EAPS 1XXXX (3)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
FVS 1XXXX (3) FVS 1XXXX & FVS 26100 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
FR 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
EAPS 1XXXX (3) EAPS 1XXXX & EAPS 12000 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
GER 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
POL 1XXXX (3) POL 1XXXX & POL 14100 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
GREK 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
HEBR 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
HIST 1XXXX (3) HIST 1XXXX & HIST 10500 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
CNIT 1XXXX (3) CNIT 1XXXX & CNIT 30500 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
ITAL 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
JPNS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
LATN 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL
ENGL 1XXXX (3)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL
MA 1XXXX (4)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
MA 16500 (4) MA 16500 & MA 16600 (8)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
MUS 25000 (3) MUS 25000 & MUS 26100 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
PHIL 1XXXX (3) PHIL 1XXXX & PHIL 11000 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
PHYS 1XXXX (4) PHYS 1XXXX & PHYS 17200 (8)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
PTGS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
PSY 1XXXX (3) PSY 1XXXX & PSY 12000 (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
RUSS 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL HL
ANTH 1XXXX (3) ANTH 1XXXX (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
SPAN 10100, 10200, 20100 & 20200 (12)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL
HK 1XXXX (3)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
HL
THTR 20100 (3)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL
UND 1XXXX (6)
Corresponding Purdue course(s) (credit hours)
SL
REL 1XXXX (3)

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