IB Exam Score Equivalency

Two course credits are granted for each score of 5 or above on a Higher Level examination, and one course credit for each score of 5 or above on a Standard Level examination, for a maximum of nine course credits. The exemption and/or credit awarded for various exams and scores can be found below.

Cornell College will work with students who would have taken IB Exams during the spring/summer of 2020 on an individual basis to determine if there is an appropriate alternate way to award IB credit through taking departmental proficiency exams or something similar.

Subject Level Credits Equivalency Core Req.*

Anthropology

HL

2

ANT 101, ANT 100

SS

Art

SL

ART 010

F

Biology

SL

1

BIO 013

S

Biology

HL

2

BIO 141, 142

S

Business Management

HL

2

ECB 111

SS

Chemistry

SL

1

CHE 161

S

Chemistry

HL

1

CHE 161

S

Economics

HL

2

ECB 015

SS

Environmental Systems & Societies

SL

1

ENV 013

S

French

SL

1

FRE 037

LC

French B

SL

1

FRE 205

LC

French B

HL

1

FRE 205, 037

LC

Geography

HL

2

ENV 101, ENV 017

N/A

German

SL

1

GER 205

LC

Hist.Americas

HL

2

HIS 153, HIS 154

H

Hist.Europe

HL

2

HIS 101, 102

H

History

SL

1

HIS 011

H

Language A: Literature

SL

1

ENG 011

H

Language A: Literature

HL

2

ENG 011

H

Language A: Language & Literature

SL

1

ENG 011

H

Language A: Language & Literature

HL

2

ENG 011

H

Marine Science

SL

1

GEO 105

S

Math

HL

2

MAT 121, 012

M

Math Methods

SL

1

MAT 017

N/A

Music

SL

1

MUS 017

N/A

Music

HL

2

MUS 017

N/A

Music Gr. Perf

SL

1

MUS 010

F

Physics

SL

1

PHY 141

S

Physics

HL

2

PHY 141, 142

S

Psychology

SL

1

PSY 161

SS

Psychology

HL

2

PSY 161, 015

SS

Spanish

SL

1

SPA 205

LC

Spanish HL 2 SPA 205, 037 LC
Spanish B SL 1 SPA 205 LC
Spanish B HL 2 SPA 205, 037 LC
Sports Ex Sci SL 1 KIN 017 N/A
Visual Arts HL 2 ART 017 N/A

Many other IB tests with a score of 5 or above receive 2 general elective TRN 017 credits for HL exams and 1 general elective TRN 017 credit for SL exams, subject to departmental approval.

*An explanation of the general transfer course numbers can be found here: http://www.cornellcollege.edu/registrar/transcripts/transcript-explanation.shtml