» 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.

GE Area Codes: AI (Artistic Inquiry), CC (Citizenship, Community, Service Inquiry), GC (Global Studies Inquiry), LC (Language Inquiry), NI (Natural Sciences Inquiry), QI (Quantitative Inquiry), SI (Social Inquiry), VI (Values and Ethics Inquiry), and WI (Written Inquiry).

 

LANGUAGE A1

Literature A
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
English HL 5 ENG-103, ENG-100TR 3, 3 WI
Other A1 Language HL or SL 5 Waiver-LC 0 LC

LITERATURE A

Language A1
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit

GE Area

Arabic Literature HL 5 ARAB-201, ARAB-202 3, 3 LC
Burmese Literature HL 5 FL-201, FL-202 3, 3 LC
Chinese Literature HL 5 CHIN-201, CHIN-202 3, 3 LC
Czech Literature HL 5 FL-201, FL-202 3, 3 LC
English Literature HL 5 ENG-100TR, ENG-100TRLIT 3, 3 WI, AI
French Literature HL 5 FREN-201, FREN-202 3, 3 LC
Indonesian Literature HL 5 FL-201, FL-202 LC
Italian Literature HL 5 ITAL-201, ITAL-202 LC
Japanese Literature HL 5 JPN-201, JPN-202 LC
Portuguese Literature HL 5 PORT-201, PORT-202 3, 3 LC
Russian Literature HL 5 FL-201, FL-202 LC
Spanish Literature HL 5 SPAN-201, SPAN-202 LC
Vietnamese Literature HL 5 FL-201, FL-202 3, 3 LC

SECOND LANGUAGE

LANGUAGE A2

Language B
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
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
Portuguese HL 5 FL-102, FL-201 3, 3 LC
Spanish HL 5 SPAN-102, SPAN-201 3, 3 LC

LANGUAGE B

Language A1
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Arabic HL 5 ARAB-101, ARAB-102 3, 3 none
Chinese HL 5 CHIN-101, CHIN-102 3, 3 none
French HL 5 FREN-101, FREN-102 3, 3 none
German HL 5 GER-101, GER-102 3, 3 none
Indonesian HL 5 FL-101, FL-102 3, 3 none
Italian HL 5 ITAL-101, ITAL-102 3, 3 none
Japanese HL 5 JPN-101, JPN-102 3, 3 none
Korean HL 5 FL-101, FL-102 3, 3 none
Spanish HL 5 SPAN-101, SPAN-102 3, 3 none

INDIVIDUALS & SOCIETIES

Individuals and Societies
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Business & Management HL 5 BUS-100, MGMT-100TR 3, 3 none
Economics HL 5 ECON-200, ECON-201 3, 3 SI
Geography HL 5 SS-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 SI, GC
Global Politics HL 5 POSC-120, POSC-100TR 3, 3 CC, SI
History HL 5 HIST-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 SI
Islamic History HL 5 HIST-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 SI
Info Tech in Global Soc HL 5 TRAN-100TR, SOC-100TR 3, 3 SI
Philosophy HL 5 PHIL-100TR, TRAN-100TR 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

Experimental Science
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Biology HL 4 BIOL-204, BIOL-100TR 4, 2 NI
Chemistry HL 5 CHEM-140/L, CHEM-100TR 3, 1, 2 NI
Physics 5 PHYS-107, PHYS-100TR 4, 2 NI

MATH & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Math and Computer Science
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Computer Science HL 5 CPSC-100TR 6 none
Design Technology 5 TRAN-100TR 6 none
Further Math HL 5 MATH-100TR 6 none
Mathematics HL 5 MATH-100TR, MATH-110 3, 3 QI*

THE ARTS

The Arts
IB Exam Minimum Score Required Chapman Equivalency Credit GE Area
Dance HL 5 DANC-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 AI
Film HL 5 FTV-100TR, FS-100TR 3, 3 AI
Music HL 5 MUS-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 AI
Theatre Arts HL 5 TH-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 AI
Visual Arts HL 5 ART-100TR, TRAN-100TR 3, 3 AI

*The QI area is given for MATH-110, not MATH-100TR.

Current as of September 2020