International Baccalaureate credit

Freshman

International Baccalaureate credit

The International Baccalaureate program is a pre-university course of study for secondary school students. The IB program leads to examinations that provide documentation of achievement that may qualify a student for advanced standing. Credit is awarded for IB coursework taken at the higher level if certain requirements are met. Credit awarded by another college or university for IB coursework is not transferable without proper documentation. Official IB scores must be submitted to the office of admission. Transfer credit from all sources (including IB) may not exceed 90 quarter hours.

Course subject

 

Minimum grade

 

Credit awarded

Biology

 

5

 

Accepted as general education elective and free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement and general education elective or free elective.

Business and Management

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Chemistry

 

5

 

Accepted as general education elective and free elective unless student transfers in a math course for the mathematics requirement or has an SAT math score of at least 560 or ACT math score of at least 24. In that case, may use as a natural sciences requirement and general education elective or free elective.

Classical Languages (Latin or Classical Greek)

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Computer Science

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Design Technology

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Economics

 

5

 

Social/behavioral science requirement and general education elective or free elective

FILM

 

6

 

Studio elective and free elective

Geography

 

5

 

Social/behavioral science requirement and general education elective or free elective

History

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Information Technology in a Global Society

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Islamic History

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Language A (English)

 

5

 

ENGL 123 and ENGL 124 or ENGL elective or general education elective or free elective.

Language A

 

5

 

SPAN 101 or FREN 101 or CHIN 101 and general education elective or free elective

Language B (English)

 

5

 

ENGL 123 and ENGL 124 or ENGL elective or general education elective or free elective, depending on the results of the ESL interview and/or test.

Language B

 

5

 

SPAN 101 or FREN 101 or CHIN 101 and SPAN 202 or FREN 202 or CHIN 202 or general education elective or free elective

Mathematics Higher Level

 

5

 

MATH 101 or natural science/mathematics requirement and general education elective or free elective

Music

 

5

 

General education elective and free elective

Philosophy

 

5

 

PHIL 101 and general education elective

Physics

 

6

 

PHYS 201 and general education elective or free elective

Psychology

 

5

 

Social/behavioral science requirement and general education elective or free elective

Social and Cultural Anthropology

 

5

 

Social/behavioral science requirement and general education elective or free elective

Theatre Arts

 

6

 

Studio elective and free elective

Visual Arts

 

6

 

DSGN 100 and studio elective or free elective

 


 

Awards may be granted based on the following scale.

IB diploma score 

 

SCAD scholarship amount 

27-29

 

US$3,000

30-32

 

US$5,000

33-35

 

US$6,500

36-38

 

US$8,000

39-40

 

US$10,000

41-44

 

US$15,000

 

Learn more about SCAD scholarships