International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students who complete an IB diploma with a score of 30 or higher will receive 30 semester units toward their MCU degree.  Students will be placed into ENG 112 and college level Math (105, 107, 115, 270, BUS 108, or PSY 235). Students wishing to place into higher levels of Math may sit for the placement exam.

Academic credit is awarded for individual IB Higher Level exams with scores of 4 or higher. Credit is granted upon receipt of official documents from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Credit will be evaluated as a Marymount comparable course, as satisfying a Liberal Education Core requirement or as elective credit.

Courses taken before or after matriculation at MCU may duplicate AP, IB, CLEP and DSST credit, and exams may duplicate each other (for example, an IB and CLEP exam in the same subject area). Credit will only be granted once.

Refer to the chart for course credit. Questions may be directed to Advising Services.

IB course
(must be Higher Level )
Min. scoreSemester unitsMCU credit awarded
Biology HL5
6
4
6
Natural World (PS3)
SCI 240 + 241
Business & Management HL46BUS 110
Chemistry HL5
6
6
8
Natural World (PS3)
SCI 220 + 221
Computer Science HL43Elective
Dance HL46Creative Thinking (PS4)
Design Technology HL43Career Related Tech (R2)
Creative Thinking (PS4)
Economics HL46ECO 220 + 221
Film HL43Creative Thinking (PS4)
Language A English -Literature HL
(and A1 English HL- last exam 2012)
46Creative Thinking (PS4)
Language English A-Language & Lit HL46Elective
Language A1 HL (non-English)46Elective
Language A2 HLÐ Spanish48SPA 100/101
Language A2 HL-other languages46Elective
Further Mathematics HL46Quantitative Reasoning (A2) Placement in Math 105, 107, 115 270, BUS 108 or PSY 235. Testing for higher level upon request
Geography HL43Global/Diversity (PS2)
Global Politics HL46Global/Diversity (PS2)
History HL46Elective
Info. Technology in a Global Society HL46Career Related Tech (R2)
Creative Thinking (PS4)
Mathematics HL46Quantitative Reasoning (A2) Placement in Math 105, 107, 115 270, BUS 108 or PSY 235. Testing for higher level upon request.
Classical Language HL46Elective
Music HL46Creative Thinking (PS4)
Philosophy HL46Critical Thinking (A3)
Physics HL 2007 syllabus56Natural World (PS3)
68PHYS 230 + 231
Psychology HL43PSY 150
Social & Cultural Anthropology HL46Global/Diversity (PS2)
Sports, Exercise & Health HL (2018)46Natural World (PS3)
Theater HL43Creative Thinking (PS4)
Visual Arts HL option A46Creative Thinking (PS4)
Visual Arts HL option B46Creative Thinking (PS4)