International Baccalaureate (IB)

In accordance with Section 51.968 of the Texas Education Code, UHCL recognizes the International Baccalaureate Program. Students who earn the IB diploma/certificate are eligible to receive a minimum of 24 hours of credit in appropriate subject areas provided that a minimum score of four (4) is earned in each of the examinations.

Less than 24 credits may be granted to students with a certificate/diploma if the minimum score of four (4) is not earned on all examinations.

Students who do not earn a diploma/certificate, but who take the High-Level Examinations are eligible to receive credit provided that they earn the minimum scores required as indicated in the table below.

IB credit will be awarded as transfer, as long as the credit has been posted on a transcript of another regionally accredited community college or university.

To request credit, please send an Official IB Transcript to the Office of Admissions. The UHCL IB code is: 003862

IB Higher Level Examination Minimum Score Required UHCL Course(s) Credit Hours
Biology SL 4 w/ diploma BIOL 1308/1108 4
Biology HL 4 BIOL 1306/1106 4
5 BIOL 1306/1106, 1307/1107 8
Business and Management 4 MGMT 3301 3
Chemistry SL 4 w/ diploma CHEM 1305/1105 4
Chemistry HL 4 CHEM 1311/1111 4
5 CHEM 1311/1111, 1312/1112 8
Computer Science SL 4 w/ diploma

CSCI 1470

4
Computer Science HL 4 CSCI 1470, 1471 8
Economics SL 4 w/ diploma

ECON 2301

3
Economics HL 4 ECON 2301, 2302 6
English SL 4 w/ diploma WRIT 1301 3
English HL 4 WRIT 1301, 1302 6
Environmental Systems 4 ENSC 1301/1101 4
Further Mathematics SL 4 w/ diploma MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 3
5 MATH 2412 4
Geography SL 4 w/ diploma

GEOG 1303

3
Geography HL 4 GEOG 1303 3
History - Americas SL 4 w/ diploma HIST 1301 3
History - Americas HL 4 HIST 1301, 1302 6
Mathematics SL 4 MATH 2412 4
Mathematics HL 4 MATH 2412 4
5 MATH 2412, MATH 2413 8
Mathematical Methods SL 4 w/ diploma MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 3
5 MATH 2412 4
Physics SL 4 w/ diploma PHYS 1301/1111 4
Physics HL 4 PHYS 1301/1111, PHYS 1302/1112 8
Philosophy SL 4 w/ diploma

PHIL 1301

3
Philosophy HL 4 PHIL 1301 3
Psychology SL 4 w/ diploma PSYC 2301 3
Psychology HL 4 PSYC 2301 3
Spanish SL 4 w/ diploma

SPAN 1311, 1312

6
Spanish HL 4 SPAN 1311, 1312, 2311, 2312 12
Visual Arts SL 4 w/ diploma ARTS 1303 or ARTS 1304 3
Visual Arts HL 4 ARTS 1303 or ARTS 1304 3
Contact
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