International Baccalaureate (IB)—Credit Guide

For students entering Michigan Tech during the 2018–2019 school year.

Students who pass IB Standard Level will receive no advanced placement credit.
Students who participate in Higher Level IB subject examinations and earn a minimum acceptable score (5 or better) will receive the following credit.

Subject Minimum Score Credit Credit Awarded
Art/Design HL 5 FA 9300L 3
Biology (for biology majors) HL 5 BL 1010, BL 1020 8
Biology (for all other majors) HL 5 BL 1040, BLL 9900 7
Chemistry HL 5 CH 1150, CH 1151, CH 1153
CH 1160, CH 1161, CH 1163
10
Classical Languages HL 5 HU 9300L 3
Computer Science HL 5 May enroll in accelerated CS 1131  
Economics HL 5 EC 2001 3
English HL 5 UN 1015 3
French Language or
Literature HL
5 HU 2273, 3271, 3272
upon successful completion of
either HU 3274 or 3275**
9
Geography HL 5 SS 2400 3
German Language or
Literature HL
5 HU 3280, 3281, 3282
upon successful completion of
either HU 3284 or 3285**
9
History—European HL 5 SS 2502 3
History—US HL 5 SS 2500 3
History—World HL 5 SS 2504 3
Mathematics HL 5 MA 1160, MA 2160 8
Music HL 5 FA 9300L 3
Philosophy HL 5 HU 2700 3
Physics HL 5 PH 1110, PH 1111
PH 1200, PH 1210
8
Psychology HL 5 PSY 2000 3
Social Anthropology HL 5 SS 2100 3
Spanish Language or
Literature HL
5 HU 2293, 3291, 3292
upon successful completion of
HU 3294, 3295, or 3296**
9
Theatre Arts HL 5 FA 2820 3
Visual Arts HL 5 FA 2330 3

**Arrangements must be made with the Department of Humanities' modern languages director. Questions may be directed to 906-487-2540 or humanities@mtu.edu.