International Baccalaureate Credit

If you've taken International Baccalaureate high school courses, you may be able to receive college credit or placement in higher level KU courses.

This table outlines scores needed based on the level of exams: higher level (HL) and standard level (SL).

Exams and Credit

Subject Score Level Credit or higher placement
Biology 4-6 HL 4 hours, BIOL 150
Biology 7 HL 8 hours, BIOL 150 & 152
Biology 4-6 SL 4 hours, BIOL 100 & 102
Biology 7 SL 4 hours, BIOL 150
Business Management 4+ SL, HL 3 hours, BUS U
Chemistry 4+ HL 10 hours, CHEM 130 and 135
Chemistry 4+ SL 5 hours, CHEM 110
Classical Greek 4+ HL 3 hours, GRK 301
Classical Greek 4+ SL 3 hours, GRK 375, Language Satisfied
Computer Science 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, EECS 138
Dance 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, DANC U
Design Technology 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, SCM U
Economics 4+ HL 6 hours, ECON 142 & 144
Economics 4+ SL 4 hours, ECON 104
English A 4-5 HL (Lang + Lit) 3 hours, ENGL 101
English A 6-7 HL (Lang + Lit) 6 hours, ENGL 101 and 102
English A 4+ SL (Lang + Lit) 3 hours, ENGL 101
English A 4-5 HL (Lit) 3 hours, ENGL 101
English A 6-7 HL (Lit) 3 hours, ENGL 101 & 102
English A 4+ SL (Lit) 3 hours, ENGL 101
Environmental Systems and Societies 4+ SL 3 hours, EVRN 148
Film 4+ HL. SL 3 hours, FMS 100
French A 4+ HL, SL (Lang + Lit) 3 hours, FREN 302, placed in FREN 326
French A 4+ HL, SL (Lit) 3 hours, FREN 326
French B 4-5 HL 6 hours, FREN 230 & 240, placed in FREN 302
French B 6-7 HL 9 hours, FREN 230, 240 & 240, placed in FREN 302/326
French B 4-5 SL 5 hours, FREN 120, placed in FREN 230/234
French B 6-7 SL 8 hours, FREN 120 & 230, placed in FREN 240
French Language B Initio 4-5 SL 5 hours, FREN 110, placed in FREN 120
French Language B Initio 6-7 SL 5 hours, FREN 110, placed in FREN 230
Geography 4+ HL, SL 5 hours, GEOG 104 &105
German A 4-5 HL, SL (Lang + Lit) 3 hours, GERM 302, placed in GERM 401
German A 6-7 HL, SL (Lang + Lit) 3 hours, GERM 401, placed in GERM 402 or higher
German B 4-5 HL 6 hours, GERM 201 & 202, placed in GERM 301
German B 6-7  HL 9 hours, GERM 201, 202 & 301, placed in GERM 302
German B 4-5 SL 5 hours, GERM 108, placed in GERM 201
German B 6-7 SL 8 hours, GERM 108 & 201, placed in GERM 202
German Language B Initio 4-5 SL 5 hours, GERM 104, placed in GERM 108
German Language B Initio 6-7 SL 5 hours, GERM 108, placed in GERM 201
Global Politics 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, POLS 170
Hebrew B 4-5 HL 8 hours, HEBR 110 & 200
Hebrew B 6-7 HL 13 hours, HEBR 110, 120 & 210
Hebrew B 4+ SL 5 hours, HEBR 110
Information Technology in a Global Society 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, GIST S
Latin 4+ HL 3 hours, LAT 375, Language Satisfied
Latin 4+ SL 3 hours, LAT 112
Literature and Performance 4+ SL (English Only) 3 hours, ENGL HE
Math Further 4+ HL 4 hours, MATH 125
Math Studies 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, MATH U
Mathematics 4+ HL 4 hours, MATH 125
Mathematics 4+ SL 3 hours, MATH 101
Music 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, MUSC 136
Non-US History 4+ HL 3 hours, HIST HT
Non-US History 4+ SL 3 hours, HIST H
Philosophy 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, PHIL 140
Physics 4+ HL 8 hours, PHSX 114 &115
Physics 4+ SL 3 hours, PHSX 111
Psychology 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, PSYC 104
Social and Cultural Anthropology 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, ANTH 108
Spanish A 4+ (Lang) HL, SL 9 hours, SPAN 212, 216 & 322
Spanish A 4+ (Lit) HL, SL 9 hours, SPAN 212, 216 & 322
Spanish A 4+ (Lang + Lit) HL, SL 9 hours, SPAN 212, 216 & 322
Spanish B 4-5 HL 6 hours, SPAN 212 & 216
Spanish B 6-7 HL 9 hours, SPAN 212, 216 & 232
Spanish B 4-5 SL 5 hours, SPAN 111
Spanish B 6-7 SL 8 hours, SPAN 111 & 212
Spanish Language B Initio 4+ SL 5 hours, SPAN 104
Sports, Exercise, and Health Science 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, HSES 269
Theatre Arts 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, THR 100
US History 4-5 HL 3 hours, HIST 128
US History 6-7 HL 6 hours, HIST 128 & 129
US History 4+ SL 3 hours, HIST 128
Visual Arts 4+ HL, SL 3 hours, ARTS U
World Religions 4+ SL 3 hours, REL 104