International Baccalaureate Program (IB) Examinations

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program offers a series of rigorous, two-year high school courses leading to internationally prepared examinations at the conclusion of the program. With sufficiently high scores on certain IB examinations, you may be eligible for NIU course credit.

NIU awards credit according to the following schedule:

Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 ANTH 100TR (2 credits)
High 4 Anthropology elective
High 5, 6, 7 ANTH 220 and anthropology elective
Level Score Course
Standard 4,5 BIOS 103 and BIOS 105*
6,7 BIOS 208, 210, 209, and 211
High 4,5 BIOS 208, 210, 209, and 211
6, 7 BIOS 208, 210, 209, 211, and 301TR

*Students wishing to substitute BIOS 103 and BIOS 105 for BIOS 208, BIOS 210, BIOS 209, and BIOS 211 credit should submit a written request to Testing Services within 30 days of being notified of their eligibility for credit.

Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5 ,6 ,7 MGMT 101
High 4, 5 ,6 ,7 MGMT 101
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 CHEM 110 and 111
High 4, 5, 6, 7 CHEM 210, 211, 212, and 213
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 CSCI 205 or CSCI 210 (depending on best fit for student's major)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 CSCI 240 (if student completed the object-oriented programming, option D)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 TH-D elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 TH-D elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
High 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 ECON 160
High 4, 5, 6, 7 ECON 260 and 261
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL 100TR
High 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL 100TR
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL 100TR
High 4, 5, 6, 7 ENGL 100TR
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
High 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 GEOG 253
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 COMS 100TR (3 general electives)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 COMS 100TR (3 general electives)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 GEOG 100TR
High 4, 5, 6, 7 GEOG 202
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST 100TR (3 general electives)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST 100TR (6 general electives)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST 100TR (3 general electives)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 HIST 100TR (6 general electives)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
High 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD

Standard Level

Score Language Course
4, 5, 6, 7 Arabic FLAR 104
4, 5, 6, 7 Chinese FLCH 202
4, 5, 6, 7 French FLFR 202
4, 5, 6, 7 German FLGE 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Indonesian FLIN 104
4, 5, 6, 7 Italian FLIT 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Japanese FLJA 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Polish FLPT 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Portuguese FLPO 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Russian FLRU 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Spanish FLSP 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Swahili FLST 182
4, 5, 6, 7 Tagalog FLTA 104
4, 5, 6, 7 Thai FLTH 104

High Level

Score Language Course
4, 5, 6, 7 Arabic FLAR 104
4, 5, 6, 7 Chinese FLCH 202
4, 5, 6, 7 French FLFR 202
4, 5, 6, 7 German FLGE 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Indonesian FLIN 104
4, 5, 6, 7 Italian FLIT 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Japanese FLJA 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Polish FLPT 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Portuguese FLPO 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Russian FLRU 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Spanish FLSP 202
4, 5, 6, 7 Swahili FLST 182
4, 5, 6, 7 Tagalog FLTA 104
4, 5, 6, 7 Thai FLTH 104
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 TBD
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH 155
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH 229
High 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH 229
Level Score Course
High 4, 5, 6, 7 MATH 229 and MATH 230
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 MUSC elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 MUSC elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 PHIL 101
High 4, 5, 6, 7 PHIL 101 and PHIL 100TR (1 hr)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 PHYS 210
High 4, 5, 6, 7 PHYS 210 and 211
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 POLS 100TR
High 4, 5, 6, 7 POLS 100TR
Level Score Course
Standard 4 PSYC 100TR
Standard 5, 6, 7 PSYC 102
High 4 PSYC 100TR
High 5, 6, 7 PSYC 102
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 ILAS 170
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 KNPE 100
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 THEA elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 THEA elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
Level Score Course
Standard 4, 5, 6, 7 ARTS elective 100 level (3 semester hours)
High 4, 5, 6, 7 ARTS elective 100 level (3 semester hours)

Note: If art majors would like to submit a portfolio for review, they can do so.