IB HL Exam Credit

This page was last updated on May 16, 2019 and is subject to change.

This IB credit information applies only to students entering the University in the Fall 2018 semester or later.

Students entering prior to Fall 2018 will find the applicable IB credit information in the Bulletin of Information for the academic year they entered the University. These documents can be found at https://registrar.nd.edu/BOI/BOI.php.

An official Transcript of Examination Grades must be sent by the IB Office (New York, Geneva, or London) to the University. The University only awards credit for IB higher-level exams passed with scores of 6 or 7, depending on the exam. The University does not give credit for standard-level exams.


Incoming students can verify that they have been granted appropriate credit for IB exams by accessing the “Grade History” app on Inside ND after July 5th. If you have not been granted the IB credit that you have earned, contact your first-year advisor to see if we have received your scores. If we have not received your scores, follow the directions here (https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/requesting-transcripts/) to have your score report sent to Notre Dame.


Subject Score Required Credits Awarded ND Equivalent Course ND Courses Credited
IB - American History 6 3 HIST 10010 HIST 10091
IB - Anthropology 6 3 ANTH 10109 ANTH 10109
IB - Arabic 6 10 MEAR 10001, MEAR 10002 MEAR 10001, MEAR 10002
IB - Biology 6 6 BIOS 10101, BIOS 10107 BIOS 10091, BIOS 10097
IB - Biology 7 8 BIOS 10172/11173, BIOS 10172/11172 BIOS 10098, BIOS 10099
IB - Chemistry 6 3 CHEM 10101 CHEM 10091
IB - Chemistry 7 4 CHEM 10171 CHEM 10097
IB - Chinese 6 5 EALC 10111 EALC 10111
IB - Economics 6 6 ECON 10010, ECON 10020 ECON 10091, ECON 10092
IB - English 6 3 WR 13100 WR 13100
IB - French 6 8 ROFR 10101, ROFR 10102 ROFR 10101, ROFR 10102
IB - German 6 8 GE 10101, GE 10102 GE 10101, GE 10102
IB - Greek 6 8 CLGR 10001, CLGR 10002 CLGR 10001, CLGR 10002
IB - Italian 6 8 ROIT 10101, ROIT 10102 ROIT 10101, ROIT 10102
IB - Japanese 6 5 EALJ 10111 EALJ 10111
IB - Latin 6 8 CLLA 10001, CLLA 10002 CLLA 10001, CLLA 10002
IB - Math 7 8 MATH 10550, MATH 10560 MATH 10095, MATH 10096
IB - Physics 6 6 PHYS 10111, PHYS 10222 PHYS 10091, PHYS 10092
IB - Physics 7 8 PHYS 10310, PHYS 10320 PHYS 10093, PHYS 10094
IB - Psychology 6 3 PSY 10000 PSY 10091
IB - Russian 6 8 RU 10101, RU 10102 RU 10101, RU 10102
IB - Spanish 6 8 ROSP 10101, ROSP 10102 ROSP 10101, ROSP 10102