Support for Establishing Standards for International Baccalaureate
Courses for GE and Transfer Credit

AS-2890-09/AA/FA/APEP (Rev)


RESOLVED: The Academic Senate of the California State University (ASCSU) support the use of
International Baccalaureate (IB) courses by high school students as an enriched
preparation for university work; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU support the development by CSU faculty of systemwide standards for
acceptance of appropriate IB courses and their associated exams for equivalent
baccalaureate credit and General Education credit; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the ASCSU recommend that the systemwide standards for IB acceptance be
disseminated to the high school community through the campus articulation officers.

RATIONALE: The CSU currently accepts by systemwide policy (Executive Order 1036, Advanced Placement (AP) high school
courses and exams for both university credit and General Education credit subject to
appropriate standards. EO 1036 allows for International Baccalaureate courses and
exams to be treated in a parallel fashion to AP but minimum systemwide standards have
not been established for IB courses/exams. This resolution encourages the CSU to
establish the minimum standards for systemwide acceptance of these courses to create
workable advising standards for students and counselors so that high schools who offer
IB courses can earn credit for these rich experiences and have clear view of the
advantages of these experiences.

Approved Unanimously– May 7-8, 2009


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