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International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who have received an International Baccalaureate diploma may receive credit for the number of points indicated on the diploma, up to a maximum of 30 points. (Maximum 30 points for AP plus IB credit.)

Note: Credit will be granted either for IB or for the equivalent college course, but not for both.

For students entering Barnard beginning in the fall of 2007

Subject

Higher Level IB Score

Credit

Notes

Biological Sciences

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from BIOL BC1001 and fulfillment of one semester of the lab science requirement

Chemistry

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from CHEM BC1002 and fulfillment of QR

Computer Science

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

Exemption from COMS W1004 (exemption from COMS W1007 possible with instructor approval) and fulfillment of QR

Economics

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

(For students entering prior to fall 2014, the following applied: Exemption from ECON BC 1001.
3 pts credit and exemption from  ECON BC1003 or W1105 only if student passes departmental placement exam.)

English

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

 

Environmental Science

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from EESC BC1001 lecture and fulfillment of QR (or exemption from EESC BC1001 lab, 4.5 pts. and fulfillment of one semester of lab science only upon approval of lab notes)

French

7

6 pts.

Fulfillment of language requirement

 

6

3 pts.

German

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

Fulfillment of language requirement

History

6 or 7

3 pts.

 

Italian

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

No exemption or requirement fulfillment.

Mathematics

7

4 pts.

Exemption from Calculus I and II and fulfillment of QR

 

6

3 pts.

Exemption from Calculus I and fulfillment of QR

Physics

6 or 7

3 pts.

Fulfillment of QR by itself or fulfillment of lab science upon completion of PHYS 1291 and PHYS 1292 labs

Psychology

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from PSYC BC1001

Spanish

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

Effective for students entering in fall 2013: Exemption from the language requirement

For students entering before fall 2013: Placement in Intermediate Spanish II

Theatre Arts

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

 

For students entering Barnard prior to fall 2007

With diploma: Up to 30 points
Without diploma: Higher level scores of 5 or higher will receive 6 points each

Subject

Higher Level IB Score

Notes

Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

5, 6, or 7

Exemption from QR

Biology

5, 6, or 7

Exemption from one term of the lab science requirement; students should complete the requirement with BIOL BC1002 or with one 2000-level lecture plus one 2000-level lab.

Chemistry

5, 6, or 7

Exemption from two terms of lecture; students should complete the lab science requirement with the lab of CHEM BC1601/2001 plus CHEM BC1702/BC2102.