CSU Student Transfer

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Passing Score

Minimum Semester Credits Earned1

Semester Credits Toward GEBreadth Certification

American Institutions and/or GEBreadth Area2

IB Biology HL

5

6

3

B2

IB Chemistry HL

5

6

3

B1

IB Economics HL

5

6

3

D2

IB Geography HL

5

6

3

D5

IB History (any region) HL

5

6

3

C2 or D6

IB Language A1 (any language) HL

4

6

3

C2

IB Language A2 (any language) HL

4

6

3

C2

IB Language B (any language) HL8

4

6

0

n/a

IB Mathematics HL

4

6

3

B4

IB Physics HL

5

6

3

B1

IB Psychology HL

5

3

3

D9

IB Theatre HL

4

6

3

C1

1These units count toward eligibility for admission.  The units may not all apply toward certification of the corresponding GE-Breadth area.  See Executive Orders 1033 and 1036 or Academic AffairsCoded Memo AA-2011-12 for details.

2Areas of GE Breadth (A1 through E) are defined in EO 1033.  Areas of American Institutions (US-1 through US-3) are set forth in Sections IA and IB of EO 405, and at assist.org.

8The IB curriculum offers language at various levels for native and non-native speakers.  Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives.  Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers, respectively.