International Baccalaureate Credit

NOTE:  The information below about exemptions is applicable for students entering Barnard before fall 2016.  Students entering Barnard in fall 2016 and thereafter will receive points of credit for IB work, as below, but there will be no exemptions from general education requirements.

 

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.)

Credit for individual Higher Level scores only.  No credit for Subsidiary Level.

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

For current students

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

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Chemistry

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from CHEM BC1002 and fulfillment of QR

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Computer Science

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

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

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

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.)

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

English

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

 

French

7

6 pts.

Fulfillment of language requirement

(no fulfillment of language for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

 

6

3 pts.

German

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

Fulfillment of language requirement

(no fulfillment of language for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

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

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

 

6

3 pts.

Exemption from Calculus I and fulfillment of QR

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

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

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Psychology

5, 6, or 7

3 pts.

Exemption from PSYC BC1001

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

Spanish

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.

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

(no exemption for students entering in fall 2016 and thereafter)

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

Theatre Arts

5, 6, or 7

6 pts.