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    Irvine Valley College
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition

Credit for Prior Learning


Credit by Examination

Credit from Other Institutions


Credit by Examination

International Baccalaureate (IB): CSU GE-Breadth Credit

  • 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.
  • Higher Level exams are noted “HL” in the chart below.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PASSING SCORE CSU GE AREA Minimum Semester Units Earned
Biology HL 5 B2
3 semester units
6
Chemistry HL 5 B1
3 semester units
6
Economics HL 5 D2
3 semester units
6
Geography HL 5 D5
3 semester units
6
History (any region) HL 5 C2 or D6
3 semester units
6
Language A1 (any language) HL 4 C2
3 semester units
6
Language A2 (any language) HL 4 C2
3 semester units
6
Language B (any language) HL 4 N/A 6
Mathematics HL 4 B4
3 semester units
6
Physics HL 5 B1
3 semester units
6
Psychology HL 5 D9
3 semester units
3
Theater HL 4 C1
3 semester units
6

 

International Baccalaureate (IB): IGETC Credit

  • A score of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher Level (HL) exams is required to grant credit for IGETC certification.
  • An acceptable IB score for IGETC equates to either 3 semester or 4 quarter units for certification purposes.
  • 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.
  • Students should consult a counselor for the UC policy concerning IB credit.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE IGETC AREA
IB Biology HL 5B (no Lab)
IB Chemistry HL 5A (no Lab)
IB Economics HL 4B
IB Geography HL 4E
IB History (any region) HL 3B or 4F*
IB Language A1 (any language, except English) HL 3B and 6A
IB Language A2 (any language, except English) HL 3B and 6A
IB Language A1 (any language) HL 3B
IB Language A2 (any language) HL 3B
IB Language B (any language) HL 6A
IB Mathematics HL 2A
IB Physics HL 5A (no Lab)
IB Psychology HL 4I
IB Theater HL 3A

* IB exams may be used in either area regardless of where the certifying California community college’s discipline is located.