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IB Credit Chart

Stanford University
IBO International Baccalaureate Higher Level Chart 2018-19

Effective for Undergraduates Matriculating 2018-19

A maximum of 45 quarter units of transfer and test credit may be applied toward the undergraduate degree. Only higher level IB exams with scores of 5 or higher, in the subjects listed below, are eligible for credit. Subjects not listed on this chart are not eligible for IB credit. Scores of 5 or higher on language IB exams fulfill the language requirement. If Stanford courses are taken below the level of the placement course, the corresponding IB units will be removed. Courses taken below the level of placement are considered duplicating courses.

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SUBJECT SCORE PLACEMENT QUARTER UNITS DUPLICATING COURSES
Chemistry 5 or higher CHEM 35 10 CHEM 30, 31, 31A, 31B, 31X, 33
Computer Science 5 or higher CS 106B or CS 106X 5 CS 101, 105, 106A or ENGR 70A
Chinese (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 CHINLANG 1, 2, 3
French (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 FRENLANG 1, 2, 3
German (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 GERLANG 1, 2, 3
Japanese (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 JAPANLNG 1, 2, 3
Korean (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10  KORLANG 1, 2, 3
Latin(A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 CLASSICS 1L, 2L, 3L
Mathematics 6 or higher Take placement diagnostic, see the Math Placement web site 10 MATH 19, 20, 21
Physics 6 or higher PHYSICS 25 8 PHYSICS 21, 23
  5 PHYSICS 23, 25 4 PHYSICS 21
Portuguese (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 PORTLANG 1A, 2A
Russian (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 SLAVLANG 1,2,3
Spanish (A or B)* 5 or higher Take placement exam if continuing in this language 10 SPANLANG 1, 2, 3

* A score of 5 or higher on this test fulfills the Language Requirement. 

To request IB credit at Stanford, contact the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to request that your IB scores be sent to Stanford. For incoming freshman, the credit will be posted to your student record in mid-September.

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