International Baccalaureate (IB)
Students can earn OCC credit for International Baccalaureate examinations with a minimum score of 5, except where noted. Exam results can be used to satisfy CSU
General Education Breadth and IGETC requirements but may require a score of 4 in some of the areas.
The IB Chart is based on the most current information available. Although every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided, make sure
to use the following link to verify the information: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/7800250/latest/.
|Exam||OCC AA/AS GE Area||CSU GE Area||CSU Minimum Units Earned Toward Transfer||IGETC Area||UC Semester Units Earned Toward Transfer|
|Biology HL||B, 3 units||B2, 3 units||6||5B (without lab), 3 units||5.3|
|Chemistry HL||B, 3 units||B1, 3 units||6||5A (without lab), 3 units||5A (without lab), 3 units|
|Economics HL||D2/D, 3 units||D2, 3 units||6||4B, 3 units||5.3|
|Geography HL||D2/D, 3 units||D5, 3 units||6||4E, 3 units||5.3|
|History (any region) HL||D2/C2 or D, 3 units||C2 or D6, 3 units||6||3B or 4F, 3 units||5.3|
|Language A1 (any language, except English) HL||C1/C2, 3 units||N/A||0||3B & 6A (UC only), 3 units||5.3|
|Language A2 (any language, except English) HL||C1/C2, 3 units||N/A||0||3B & 6A (UC only), 3 units||5.3|
|Language A1 (any language) HL||C1/C2, 3 units||C2*, 3 units||6*||3B, 3 units||5.3|
|Language A2 (any language) HL||C1/C2, 3 units||C2*, 3 units||6*||3B, 3 units||5.3|
|Mathematics HL||A2, 3 units||B4*, 3 units||6*||2A, 3 units||5.3|
|Physics HL||B, 3 units||B1, 3 units||6||5A (without lab), 3 units||5.3|
|Psychology HL||D, 3 units||D9, 3 units||3||4I, 3 units||5.3|
|Theatre HL||C, 3 units||C1*, 3 units||6*||3A, 3 units||5.3|
A minimum score of 4 is needed for CSU credit.
CSU GE – The IB examinations may be incorporated into the certification of California State University General Education-Breadth requirements by any certifying
institution. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breadth area if the
examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification. Please note that individual CSU campuses may choose to grant more units than those specified
toward completion of General Education-Breadth requirements.
IGETC – IB Exams must be used in an area indicated regardless of where the certifying California Community College’s discipline is located.