International Baccalaureate Credit


Through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, high school students may apply for college credit. International Baccalaureate classes are offered in such subjects as English composition, foreign language, history, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Each examination is intended to measure the achievement of students and to determine at what point students should begin college study of that subject. To receive Rend Lake College credit, students must earn a score of 5, 6, or 7 and must request an official copy of the examination results be sent to the Registrar. The examination results must be received by Rend Lake College prior to the student taking the course for which credit is sought. Credit will be placed on the student’s transcript after the student successfully completes 12 credit hours of study at Rend Lake College. International Baccalaureate credit is not used in computing a student’s grade point average. For specific information, students should consult the Vice President of Instruction.

Rend Lake College will allow International Baccalaureate credit for scores of 5, 6, or 7 as listed below.

IB Exam

SL/HL

Minimum
Score

Number
of Credits

Equivalent Course(s)

Biology

SL/HL

5

4 or 5

BIO 1100 or BIO 1101

Business and Management

SL/HL

5

6

BUSI 1101 & BUSI 2105

Chemistry

SL/HL

5

5

CHE 1101 or CHE 1103

Economics

SL/HL

5

9

ECON 1101, ECON 2101, ECON 2102

Environmental Systems and Societies

SL

5

4

BIO 1102

Film

SL/HL

5

3

HUMT 1104

Geography

SL/HL

5

3

GEOG 1101

Language A: Literature

SL/HL

5

3

ENGL 2101

Language B: Language and Literature

SL

5

8

SPAN 2101 & SPAN 2102

Mathematics

SL/HL

5

11

MATH 1407, MATH 1107, MATH 1108

Music

SL

5

3

MUSI 1100

Philosophy

SL/HL

5

3

PHIL 1101

Physics

SL/HL

5

5

PHSC 1101

Psychology

SL/HL

5

3

PSYC 2101

Social and Cultural Anthropology

SL/HL

5

3

ANTH 1101

Theater

SL

5

3

THEA 1106

Visual Arts

SL

5

3

ART 1101

World Religions

SL

5

3

PHIL 2103

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