International Baccalaureate Credit & Chart

Students who earn scores of 5, 6, or 7 on International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level (HL) Examinations taken before high school graduation will receive 8 units of credit toward graduation at UC Davis for each such test completed with the required scores, provided official scores are submitted to the Office of Admissions. Students who complete the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive 6 quarter units in addition to the units earned for individual Higher Level exams (effective S20). The university does not grant credit for Standard Level (SL) exams.

Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate AP, IB and/or A Level examinations. Additionally, exams may duplicate each other (for example, an AP or IB exam in the same subject area). If the student does duplicate an exam with another exam of the same subject content, and/or an exam with a college course, we will award credit only once.

Note: International Baccalaureate credit earned prior to entering the university will not be counted toward maximum unit limitations either for selection of a major or for graduation.

Effective April 25, 2022-April 23, 2023

Note: This is not a comprehensive list. If your exam is not listed, credit will be determined in consultation with an advisor.

IB Higher Level (HL) Exam with score of 5 or 6 or 7 Units Awarded UC Davis Course Equivalent Duplicate Credit Allowed
Biology 8 Biological Science 010 No
Business Management 8 None N/A
Chemistry
With score of 5 or 6
8 Chemistry 010 No
With score of 7
8 Chemistry 002A Yes
Classical Greek 8 Greek 001, 002 Yes
Computer Science 8 None N/A
Dance 8 None N/A
Economics 8 Economics 001A/B No
English A1 1 8 English 003 No
English A2 8 None N/A
English A: Literature 1 or English A: Language & Literature 1 8 English 003 No
English B 8 None N/A
Film 8 None N/A
French A1 8 French 021, 022, 023 No
French A2 8 French 021, 022 No
French A: Language & Literature; Literature 8 French 021, 022, 023 No
French B 8 French 001, 002, 003 No
Geography 8 None N/A
German A1; German A2 8 German 001, 002 No
German A: Language & Literature 8 German 001, 002, 003 No
German A: Literature 8 German 001, 002 No
German B 8 German 001, 002 No
Global Politics 8 None N/A
History of Africa 8 History 015 Yes
History of the Americas 8 History 017A/B Yes
History of Europe 8 History 004C Yes
History of Europe & the Islamic World 8 None N/A
History of Europe & the Middle East 8 None N/A
History of the Islamic World 8 History 006 Yes
History of Southeast Asia & Oceania 8 None N/A
Italian A1 8 Italian 004, 005 No
Italian A2 8 None N/A
Italian A: Language & Literature 8 Italian 009 No
Italian A: Literature 8 Italian 004, 005 No
Italian B 8 None N/A
Languages other than English (if not listed separately) 8 See department for level placement
Latin 8 Latin 001, 002 Yes
Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches (beginning S21) 8 Math 021A/B Yes
Mathematics (last offered F20) 8 Math 016A/B, 017A/B, 021A/B Yes
Credit for one math series only
Mathematics, Further (last offered S20) 8 Math 022A Yes
Music 8 Music 010 Yes
Philosophy 8 Philosophy 001 No
Physics 8 Physics 001A/B No
Portuguese B 8 Portuguese 001, 002, 003, 008 No
Psychology 8 Psychology 001 No
Social & Cultural Anthropology 8 Anthropology 002 Yes
Spanish A 8 None N/A
Spanish B 8 None N/A
Theatre 8 None N/A
Visual Arts 8 None N/A
IB Diploma (30+ points) 6 None N/A
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6 or higher on the Standard Level (SL) exam satisfies the university Entry Level Writing Requirement, but does not result in any course credit.

Students who complete the IB diploma with a score of 30+ will receive 6 quarter units towards their UC degree, in addition to the units earned for individual Higher Level exams (effective S20).

The university does not grant credit for Standard Level (SL) exams.

To have IB scores sent to UC Davis, contact:
International Baccalaureate Office at US +1 301 202 3025; More contact options; Requesting IB transcripts & certificates.