International Baccalaureate (IB) is a standardized and highly rigorous secondary school curriculum used worldwide. Gonzaga University will grant college credit for scores of 5 (6 for English) or better earned on certain Higher Level IB exams.
You need not complete the full IB program nor receive the IB diploma to receive college credit. No credit will be awarded for the results of any Standard Level examination, for scores below 5 on Higher Level subject exams, for any Higher Level subjects not listed on the chart below, or for solely earning an IB Diploma.
A maximum of 30 semester credits can be earned at Gonzaga through the International Baccalaureate program. Questions regarding credits should be directed to the Office of Admission.
|HIGHER LEVEL IB EXAM||CREDITS EARNED||COURSE EQUIVALENT|
|English A-1, Higher Level||3||English 102 (requires a score of 6 or better)|
|French B, Higher Level||8||French 101 and 102|
|German B, Higher Level||8||German 101 and 102|
|Spanish B, Higher Level||8||Spanish 101 and 102|
|History, Higher Level||*||*Students with a score of 6 or better must consult the
History Department Chair to potentially receive credit.
|Geography, Higher Level||3||Social Science elective|
|Economics, Higher Level||6||Economics 201 and 202|
|Social Anthropology, Higher Level||3||Social Science elective|
|Biology, Higher Level||4||3 credits for Biology 199/1 credit for 199L|
|Chemistry, Higher Level||4||3 credits for Chemistry 101/1 credit for 101L|
|Physics, Higher Level||4||3 credits for Physics 101/1 credit for 101L|
|Mathematics, Higher Level||3||Math 112|