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International Baccalaureate

Students who participate in the IB Diploma Program may receive college credit for exam scores of 4 or better on most Higher Level (HL) exams and for a 5 or better on most Standard Level (SL) exams. The amount of credit awarded will depend upon the exam scores and the level of the courses. In compliance with SB 111, students admitted will be granted a minimum of 24 hours of credit if they have earned the IB Diploma and have no scores lower than a 4 on the HL and SL exams. If qualified, credit will be awarded for a score of 4 instead of a 5 on the SL exams as shown on the following equivalency chart:

IB Subject SL Score HL Score SFA Course Credit Hours
Biology 5 4 BIO 121 4
Biology 5 BIO 130 3
Biology 6-7 BIO 130, 133 7
Business & Management 5 4 GBU 147 3
Chemistry (must pass lab for credit) 6 CHE 133/133L, 134/134L 8
Chemistry (must pass lab for credit) 6 CHE 111/111L, 112/112L 8
Classical Languages (Greek) 4 4 GRK 131, 132 6
Classical Languages (Greek) 5+ GRK 131, 132, 231, 232 12
Classical Languages (Latin) 4 4 LAT 131, 132 6
Classical Languages (Latin) 5+ LAT 131, 132, 231, 232 12
Computer Science 5 4 CSC 101 3
Economics 5 4 ECO 231, 232 6
English A1 5 4 or 5+ ENG 131, 132 6
Environmental Systems 5 ENV 110 4
French A2 or B 5 4 FRE 131, 132 8
French A2 or B 5+ FRE 131, 132, 231, 232 14
Geography 5 4 GEO 131 3
Geography 5+ GEO 131, SUS 101 6
History of the Americas 5 4 HIS 100-level 3
History of the Americas 5+ HIS 100-level 6
Islamic History 5 4 HIS 100-level 3
Islamic History 5+ HIS 100-level 6
Languages A2 or B (other) 5 4 ILA 111, 112 8
Languages A2 or B (other) 5+ ILA 111, 112, 200-level (6) 14
Mathematics (HL only) 4 MTH 233 3
Music 5 4 MUS 140 3
Philosophy 5 4 PHI 153 3
Philosophy 5+ PHI 153, PHI 100-level 6
Physics 5 4 PHY 101/101L, 102/102L 8
Psychology 5 4 PSY 133 3
Psychology 5+ PSY 133, PSY 100-level 6
Social & Cultural Anthropology 5 4 ANT 231 3
Social & Cultural Anthropology 5+ ANT 231, ANT 200-level 6
Spanish A2 or B 5 4 SPA 131, 132 8
Spanish A2 or B 5+ SPA 131, 132, 231, 232 14
Theatre Arts 5 4 THR 161 3
Visual Arts 5 4 ART 280 3


SFA students also can gain credit through the following programs:


For more information, please contact:
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 13051, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3051
(936)468-2504
admissions@sfasu.edu
www.gosfa.com

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