International Baccalaureate (IB)

See how your IB scores translate to Hope credit.

We receive International Baccalaureate (IB) scores from the IB Office around the beginning of July. Once we receive the scores, the corresponding credit will be added to your record.

You can earn a maximum of 32 credits via Advanced Placement (AP) and IB.

Below is a list of IB exams and how the scores translate to Hope credit. Hope grants credit only for IB HL (Higher Level) exams. We do not grant credit for SL (Standard Level) exams.

IB EXAM SCORE HOPE COLLEGE CREDIT AWARDED GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IT FULFILLS OR HELPS FULFILL (ATTRIBUTE)
BIOLOGY 5–7 Biol 106/108 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  Biology majors should enroll in Biol 105 and Biol 107 (4 credits).
CHEMISTRY 6–7 Chem 125/127 and Chem 125/128 (8 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  You may enroll in Chem 221/225 or wait until your second year. Contact the Chemistry Department with questions.
CHEMISTRY 5 Chem 101 (4 credits) Natural Science Lab (NSL)
  Credit does not count toward a chemistry major or minor. If you are continuing in chemistry, you should enroll in Chem 131/132 if your ACT Math score was 30+. Contact the Chemistry Department with questions.
Economics 7 Econ 211 and Econ 212 (8 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
Economics 5–6 Econ 211 (4 credits) Social Science I (SS1)
English A1/English A2 5–7 Engl 113 (4 credits) Expository Writing (EW)
Geography 5 GES 0100 (4 credits) Natural Science, No Lab (NS2)
HIstory: Africa 5–7 Hist 0200 (4 credits)  
History: Americas 5–7 Hist 161 (4 credits)  
History: Europe 5–7 Hist 131 (4 credits) Cultural Heritage II (CH2)
LANGUAGES A1, A2, B: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, Korean, Spanish, Turkish 7 12 credits in language Second Language (FL2)
LANGUAGES A1, A2, B: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, KOREAN, SPANISH, TURKISH 6 8 credits in language Second Language (FL2)
LANGUAGES A1, A2, B: CHINESE, FRENCH, GERMAN, KOREAN, SPANISH, TURKISH 5 4 credits in language  
Mathematics 5 Math 131 (4 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
Further Mathematics 5 Math 131 and Math 132 (8 credits) Mathematics (MA2)
PHYSICS  5–7 Phys 105 and Phys 106 (6 credits) Natural Science, no lab (NS2)
  See department chairperson; lab credit (Phys 107 and Phys 108, 2 credits) may be granted after lab notebook review.
PSYCHOLOGY 5–7 Psy 100 (3 credits) Social Science II (SS2)
  No lab credit awarded. You can earn 1 lab credit by enrolling in Psy 105 or by contacting the department chairperson for review of your lab notebook.
Theatre Arts 5–7 No credit automatically  
  See department chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.
Visual Arts 5–7 No credit automatically  
  See department chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.

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