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
Art and Design 6-7 HL Determined by department in conjunction with portfolio review
Biological Sciences 5-6 SL 4 hours, BIOL 100 and 102
Biological Sciences 7 SL 4 hours, BIOL 150
Biological Sciences 4-6 HL 4 hours, BIOL 150
Biological Sciences 7 HL 8 hours, BIOL 150 and 152
Business Management 5-7 SL, HL 3 hours, BUS U
Chemistry 5-7 HL 10 hours, CHEM 130 and 135
Classical Languages 5-7 HL Language requirement satisfied
Computer Science 6-7 SL 3 hours, EECS 138
Computer Science 5-7 HL 3 hours, EECS 138
English A 5 HL 3 hours, ENGL 101
English A 6-7 HL 6 hours, ENGL 101 and 102
Environmental Systems and Societies 5-7 HL 3 hours, EVRN 148
French B 6-7 SL 3 hours, FREN 109, placed in FREN 230
French B 5 HL 6 hours, FREN 230 and 240, placed in FREN 301
French B 6-7 HL 9 hours, FREN 230, 240, and 301, placed in FREN 302 and/or 326
French A 6-7 HL Exempt from FREN 301, 302, 375 (majors/minors will replace these courses with electives); placed in FREN 326
Geography 6-7 HL 3 hours, GEOG 104
German B 6-7 SL 3 hours, GERM 202, placed in GERM 301
German B 5 HL 6 hours, GERM 301 and 302, placed in GERM 401
German B 6-7 HL 9 hours, GERM 301, 302, and 401 placed in GERM 402 or other 400+ level course
German A 6-7  HL Exempt from GERM 301, 302, 401 (majors/minors will replace these courses with electives); placed in GERM 402 or other 400+ level course
Global Politics 6-7 SL 3 hours, POLS 170

History

6 HL 3 hours, elective history credit
History 7 HL 6 hours, HIST 128 and 129
Mathematics 6-7 SL Placed in courses with a college algebra prerequisite
Mathematics 6-7 HL 4 hours, MATH 125 (for additional placement visit with a math advisor)
Music     No credit
Philosophy 6-7 HL 3 hours, PHIL 140
Physics 5-7 SL 3 hours, PHSX 111
Physics 5-7 HL 8 hours, PHSX 114 and 115
Psychology 5-7 HL 3 hours, PSYC 104
Spanish A, Language 6-7 HL Placed in SPAN 322
Spanish A, Literature 7 HL Placed in SPAN 340
Spanish B 6-7 SL Placed in SPAN 212
Spanish B 6-7 HL Placed in SPAN 216
Sports, Exercise, and Health Science 5-7 SL HSES 269
Theatre Arts 5-7 SL, HL 3 hours, THR 100
World Religions 6-7 SL, HL 3 hours, REL 104