» International Baccalaureate

IB Credit is awarded for Higher Level (HL) exams only with a standard minimum score of 5 unless, otherwise approved. A minimum of 21 credits is awarded by Chapman University for a combined total of 30 points or higher, earned for the IB diploma.

Only official documents received directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization are accepted by Chapman University for credit evaluation.

A maximum of 32 credits may be earned in passing courses by examination. No more than 32 credits will be awarded for dual credit (college work taken while concurrently enrolled in high school or GED program) or combined dual credit and AP, or IB.

Special Note for Pre-Med Students: Not all medical schools accept Advanced Placement scores to satisfy admission requirements.

IB   Subject Group and Exams Minimum Score   Required Chapman   Equivalency Credit GE Area
LANGUAGE A1        
English HL 5 ENG-103 6 WI
Other A1 Language HL or SL 5 Waiver-LC 0 LC
         
Literature A        
Arabic Literature HL 5 ARAB-201,   ARAB-202 3,   3 LC
Chinese Literature HL 5 CHIN-201,   CHIN-202 3,   3 LC
English Literature HL 5 ENG-200,   ENG100TRLIT 3,   3 WI,   AI
French Literature HL 5 FREN-201,   FREN-202 3,   3 LC
Indonesian Literature HL 5 FL-201,   FL-202 3,   3 LC
Italian Literature HL 5 ITAL-201-   ITAL-202 3,   3 LC
Japanese Literature HL 5 JPN-201,   JPN-202 3,   3 LC
Portuguese Literature HL 5 PORT-201,   PORT-202 3,   3 LC
Russian Literature HL 5 FL-201,   FL-202 3,   3 LC
Spanish Literature HL 5 SPAN-201,   SPAN-202 3,   3 LC
         
SECOND LANGUAGE        
LANGUAGE A2        
Arabic HL 5 ARAB-102,   ARAB 201 3,   3 LC
French HL 5 FREN-102,   FREN-201 3,   3 LC
German HL 5 GER-102,   GER-201 3,   3 LC
Italian HL 5 ITAL-102,   ITAL-201 3,   3 LC
Japanese HL 5 JPN-102,   JPN-201 3,   3 LC
Spanish HL 5 SPAN-102,   SPAN-201 3,   3 LC
         
LANGUAGE B        
Arabic HL 5 ARAB-101,   ARAB-102 3,   3  
Chinese HL 5 CHIN-101,   CHIN-102 3,   3  
French HL 5 FREN-101,   FREN-102 3,   3  
German HL 5 GER-101,   GER-102 3,   3  
Italian HL 5 ITAL-101,   ITAL-102 3,   3  
Japanese HL 5 JPN-101,   JPN-102 3,   3  
Spanish HL 5 SPAN-101,   SPAN-102 3,   3  
         
INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES        
Business & Management HL 5 BUS-100TR,   MGMT-100TR 3,   3  
Economics HL 5 ECON-200,   ECON-201 3,   3 SI
Geography HL 5 SS-100TR,   TRAN-100TR 3,   3 SI
Global Politics HL 5 POSC-120,   POSC-100TR 3, 3 CC,   SI
History HL 5 HIST-100TR 6 SI
Islamic History HL 5 HIST-100TR 6 SI
Info Tech in Global Soc HL 5 TRAN-100TR,   CPSC-100TR 3,   3  
Philosophy HL 5 PHIL-100TR,   TRAN-100 3,   3 VI,   SI
Psychology HL 5 PSY-101,   PSY-100TR 3,   3 SI
Social & Cultural Anthro HL 5 ANTH-102,   ANTH-100TR 3,   3 SI,   GC
         
EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE        
Biology HL 4 BIOL-204,   BIOL-100TR 4,   2 NI
Chemistry HL 5 CHEM-140/L,   CHEM-100TR 3,   1, 2 NI
Design Technology HL 5 TRAN-100TR 6  
Physics HL 5 PHYS-107,   PHYS-100TR 4,   2 NI
         
MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE        
Computer Science HL 5 CPSC-100TR 6  
Design Technology HL 5 TRAN-100TR 6  
Further Math HL 5 MATH-100TR 6  
Mathematics HL 5 MATH-104 3  
    MATH-110 3 QI
         
THE ARTS        
Dance HL 5 DANC-100TR 6 AI
Film HL 5 FTV-100TR,   FS-100TR 3,   3 AI
Music HL 5 MUS-100TR 6 AI
Theatre Arts HL 5 TH-100TR 6 AI
Visual Arts HL 5 ART-100TR 6 AI