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International Baccalaureate Course Awards

Some high schools offer courses through the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities offers students who earn qualifying scores in (IB) subjects a head start on their University education.

Students in IB programs may receive up to eight semester credits at the University of Minnesota for each higher-level subject passed with a grade of five or higher. Specific credit awards for each higher-level subject are outlined below.

We encourage IB students to earn the full IB diploma. Those who earn the full IB diploma with 30 or more diploma points may receive eight semester credits for each higher level subject with grades of five or higher, and up to two semester credits for each standard level subject with grades of five or higher. In other words, the diploma program amounts to about one full year of University work!

The University of Minnesota's IB practices --including scores accepted, credits awarded, and requirements fulfilled--are subject to change.

Higher-level subject Grade Awards (semester system)
Art/Design
5 - 7 8 credits in Art 1999 and ArtS 1001; counts toward arts/humanities requirement
Biology 5 - 7 4 credits in Biol 1001 and 1009; counts toward biological science/lab requirement
Business and Management 5 - 7 4 credits in Mgmt 1999
Chemistry 5 - 7 8 credits in Chem 1021 and 1022; counts toward physical science/lab - requirement
Computer Science 5 - 7 8 credits in CSci 1113 and 1902 (for exams in 1999 and later)
Economics 5 - 7 8 credits in Econ 1101 and 1102; counts toward 2 social science requirements
English A Language & Literature 5 - 7 8 credits in Writ 1301 and EngL 1999; counts toward literature requirement
English A Literature 5 - 7 8 credits in EngL 1999A and EngL 1999B; counts toward literature requirement
History (American) 5 - 7 8 credits in Hist 1999B & 1999C; counts toward historical perspectives requirement
History (European) 5 - 7 8 credits in Hist 1999D & 1999F; counts toward the historical perspectives and global perspectives requirements
Math 5 - 7 8 credits in Math 1271 and 1272; counts toward mathematical thinking requirement
Physics 5 - 7 8 credits in Phys 1301 and 1302; counts toward physical science/lab requirement
Psychology 5 - 7 8 credits in Psy 1001 and 1999; counts toward 1 social science requirement
Theatre 5 - 7 8 credits in Th 1101W and 1999; counts toward the writing intensive, literature and global perspectives requirements.
Other subjects 5 - 7 8 credits in subject (under review, please inquire)

Information is current as of August 2014

For more information about International Baccalaureate and the University of Minnesota, contact the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 800-752-1000.

Please note: The Office of Admissions will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, 2014, through Friday, December 26, 2014. The office will reopen on Monday, December 29, 2014.

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