Academic Catalogs

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

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.