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International Baccalaureate (IB)

See how your IB scores translate to Hope credit.

We receive IB scores from International Baccalaureate around the beginning of July. If you indicated you wanted your score sent to Hope when you took the test, IB will send it to us automatically. If you did not, you will need to request it directly from .

You can earn a maximum of 32 credits via AP, IB, and CLEP.

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 Course Credit Credit hours Anchor Plan Attribute
BIOLOGY 5鈥7 Biol 106/108 4 Natural Science with Lab (NSL)
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 5鈥7 Bus 0100 3  
CHEMISTRY 6鈥7 Chem 125/127, Chem 126/128 8 Natural Science with Lab (NSL)
CHEMISTRY 5 Chem 101/101L 4 Natural Science with Lab (NSL)
Economics 7 Econ 211, Econ 212 6 Social Sciences (SS)
Economics 5鈥6 Econ 211 3 Social Sciences (SS)
English A1 5鈥7 Engl 113 3 Expository Writing (EW)
English A2 5鈥7 Engl 113 3 Expository Writing (EW)
Geography 5鈥7 Ges 0100 3 Math or Natural Science (MNS)
HIstory: Africa 5鈥7 Hist 0100 3  
History: Americas 5鈥7 Hist 161 3 Historical Perspectives (HST)
History: Europe 5鈥7 Hist 131 3 Historical Perspectives (HST)
Languges A1, A2, B: Chinese 7 Chin 101, Chin 102, Chin 201 9 Global Language (GL2)
Languges A1, A2, B: Chinese 6 Chin 101, Chin 102 6 Global Language (GL2)
Languges A1, A2, B: Chinese 5 Chin 101 3  
Languages A1, A2, B: French 7 Fren 101, Fren 102, Fren 201 9 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: French 6 Fren 101, Fren 102 6 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: French 5 Fren 101 3  
Languages A1, A2, B: German 7 Germ 101, Germ 102, Germ 201 9 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: German 6 Germ 101, Germ 102 6 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: German 5 Germ 101 3  
Languages A1, A2, B: Spanish 7 Span 121, Span 122, Span 0200 9 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: Spanish 6 Span 121, Span 122 6 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: Spanish 5 Span 121 3  
Languages A1, A2, B: other languages (Korean, TurkisH) 7 Lang 0100 9 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: other languages (Korean, TurkisH) 6 Lang 0100 6 Global Language (GL2)
Languages A1, A2, B: other languages (Korean, TurkisH) 5 Lang 0100 3  
Mathematics 5鈥7 Math 131 4 Mathematics (MA)
MATH: APPLICATIONS & INTERPRETATIONS 5鈥7 Math 131 4 Mathematics (MA)
MATH: ANALYSIS & APPROACHES 5鈥7 Math 131, Math 132 8 Mathematics (MA)
Further Mathematics 5鈥7 Math 131, Math 132 8 Mathematics (MA)
PHYSICS  5鈥7 Phys 105, Phys 106* 6 Math or Natural Science (MNS) 
PSYCHOLOGY 5鈥7 Psy 100 3 Social Sciences (SS)
Theatre Arts 5鈥7 No credit automatically**    
Visual Arts 5鈥7 No credit automatically***    

*See Physics Department Chairperson; lab credit (Phys 107 and Phys 108, 2 credits) may be granted after lab notebook review. If lab credit is granted, the Anchor Plan attribute awarded will change to Natural Science with Lab (NSL).

**See Theatre Department Chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.

***See Art & Art History Department Chairperson; credit may be granted after portfolio review.