International Baccalaureate (IB)

Students may earn credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) exams with scores as noted in the charts. IB credit may be used to meet IGETC, CSU GE, and AA/AS general education requirements. For credit to be applied, students must have the International Baccalaureate Organization send their official IB exam results to the Monterey Peninsula College Admissions and Records Office; only official, sealed copies will be accepted.

IB:  MPC AA/AS Credit

All units denote semester.

IB Exam IB Score MPC AA/AS Degree GE Area MPC AA/AS Degree Units
IB Biology HL 5, 6, or 7 N/A 6
IB Chemistry HL 5, 6, or 7 N/A 6
IB Economics HL 5, 6, or 7 Social Sciences 6
IB Geography HL 5, 6, or 7 Social Sciences 6
IB History (any region) HL 5, 6, or 7 Social Sciences 6
IB Language A Literature (any language except English) HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 Humanities 6
IB Language A Language and Literature (any language except English) HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 Humanities 6
IB Language A1 (any language) HL (only if taken before F13) 4, 5, 6, or 7 Humanities 6
IB Language A2 (any language) HL (only if taken before F13) 4, 5, 6, or 7 Humanities 6
IB Language B (any language) HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 Humanities 6
IB Mathematics HL 1 4, 5, 6, or 7 Communication and Analytical Thinking 6
IB Physics HL 5, 6, or 7 N/A 6
IB Psychology HL 5, 6, or 7 Social Sciences 3
IB Theatre HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 Humanities 6

The IB curriculum offers language at various levels for native and non-native speakers. Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives. Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers respectively.

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Credit awarded for both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches exam and Mathematics Applications and Interpretations exam (both offered 2021 and later).

IB:  CSU Credit

All units denote semester.

IB Exam IB Score CSU GE Area CSU GE Units CSU Credit Earned Toward Admission
IB Biology HL 5, 6, or 7 B2 3 6
IB Chemistry HL 5, 6, or 7 B1 3 6
IB Economics HL 5, 6, or 7 D 3 6
IB Geography HL 5, 6, or 7 D 3 6
IB History (any region) HL 5, 6, or 7 C2 or D 3 6
IB Language A Literature (any language except English) HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 C2 3 6
IB Language A Language and Literature (any language except English) HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 C2 3 6
IB Language A1 (any language) HL (only if taken before F13) 4, 5, 6, or 7 C2 3 6
IB Language A2 (any language) HL (only if taken before F13) 4, 5, 6, or 7 C2 3 6
IB Language B (any language) HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 N/A 0 6
IB Mathematics HL 1 4, 5, 6, or 7 B4 3 6
IB Physics HL 5, 6, or 7 B1 3 6
IB Psychology HL 5, 6, or 7 D 3 3
IB Theatre HL 4, 5, 6, or 7 C1 3 6

The IB curriculum offers language at various levels for native and non-native speakers. Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives. Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers respectively. 

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Credit awarded for both Mathematics Analysis and Approaches exam and Mathematics Applications and Interpretations exam (both offered 2021 and later).

IB:  IGETC Credit

Students who have earned credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both.

For UC policy on IB credit, students should consult a counselor or the UC Admissions site: admission.universityofcalifornia.edu under “Requirements.”

All units denote semester.

IB Exam IB Score IGETC Area IGETC Units UC Credit Earned Toward Admission
IB Biology HL 5, 6, or 7 5B 3 5.3
IB Chemistry HL 5, 6, or 7 5A 3 5.3
IB Economics HL 5, 6, or 7 4 3 5.3
IB Geography HL 5, 6, or 7 4 3 5.3
IB History (any region) HL 5, 6, or 7 3B or 4 3 5.3
IB Language A Literature (any language except English) HL 5, 6, or 7 3B & 6A 3 5.3
IB Language A Language and Literature (any language except English) HL 5, 6, or 7 3B & 6A 3 5.3
IB Language A1 (any language) HL (only if taken before F13) 5, 6, or 7 3B 3 5.3
IB Language A2 (any language) HL (only if taken before F13) 5, 6, or 7 3B 3 5.3
IB Language B (any language) HL 5, 6, or 7 6A 3 5.3
IB Mathematics HL 1 5, 6, or 7 2A 3 5.3
IB Physics HL 5, 6, or 7 5A 3 5.3
IB Psychology HL 5, 6, or 7 4 3 5.3
IB Theatre HL 5, 6, or 7 3A 3 5.3

The IB curriculum offers language at various levels for native and non-native speakers. Language B courses are offered at the intermediate level for non-natives. Language A1 and A2 are advanced courses in literature for native and non-native speakers respectively. 

1

Credit awarded only for Mathematics Analysis and Approaches exam (2021 and later); no credit awarded for the Mathematics Applications and Interpretations exam (offered 2021 and later).