Credit by Exam: International Baccalaureate (IB)

George Mason University recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program and awards academic credit for successful scores on all of the Higher Level (HL) examinations and some of the Standard Level (SL) exams. New freshmen should request that their official IB exam results be sent to the Office of Admissions at testing time. Questions regarding IB exam results may be directed to the International Baccalaureate Organization at: www.ibo.org.

NOTE: Students may only receive advanced standing once for a particular George Mason University course. Duplicate transfer credit will not be awarded.

Exam Subject Score George Mason Course Equivalent Academic Credit Awarded
Arabic Language B HL 5 ARAB 210 3
Arabic Language B HL 6, 7 ARAB 210, 250 6
Biology HL 5, 6, 7 BIOL 103 & 104 8
Chemistry HL 6, 7 CHEM 211 4
Chinese Language B HL 5 CHIN 210 3
Chinese Language B HL 6, 7 CHIN 210, 250 6
Computing Science HL 4 CS 112 4
Computing Science HL 5, 6, 7 CS 112 & CS 211 7
Economics HL 6, 7 ECON 100 3
English A: Language and Literature HL 5 ENGH 101 3
English A: Language and Literature HL 6, 7 ENGH 101 & ENGH 201  6
English A: Literature HL 5 ENGH 101 3
English A: Literature HL 6, 7 ENGH 101 & ENGH 201  6
English B HL 5, 6, 7 ENGL 100 3
Environmental Systems & Societies SL 6, 7 EVPP 110 & EVPP 111 8
French Language B HL 5 FREN 210 3
French Language B HL 6, 7 FREN 210, 250 6
Geography HL 4 GEOG 101 3
5, 6, 7 GEOG 101 & 102 6
German Language B HL 5 GERM 210 3
German Language B HL 6, 7 GERM 210, 250 6
History: Americas HL 5 HIST 121 3
History: Americas HL 6, 7 HIST 121 & HIST 125 6
History: Africa HL 5 HIST 125 3
History: Africa HL 6, 7 HIST 125 & 262 6
History: East & Southeast Asia & Oceania HL 5 HIST 125 3
History: East & Southeast Asia & Oceania HL 6, 7 HIST 125 & 252 6
History: Europe HL 5 HIST 101 3
History: Europe HL 6, 7 HIST 101 & 125 6
History: Islamic History HL 5 HIST 281 3
History: Islamic History HL 6, 7 HIST 281 & 282 6
Italian Language B HL 5 ITAL 210 3
Italian Language B HL 6, 7 ITAL 210, 250 6
Japanese Language B HL 5 JAPA 210 3
Japanese Language B HL 6, 7 JAPA 210, 250 6
Latin Language B HL 5 LATN 210 3
Latin Language B HL 6, 7 LATN 210, 250 6
Mathematics HL 5, 6, 7 MATH 110 & 113 7
Mathematics SL 6, 7 MATH 108 3
Music HL 4 MUSI 115 3
5, 6, 7 MUSI 115 & MUSI 116 6
Music SL 6, 7 MUSI 115 3
Philosophy HL 5, 6, 7 PHIL 100 3
Physics HL 5, 6, 7 PHYS 243 & PHYS 244 & PHYS 245 & PHYS 246 8
Physics SL 5, 6, 7 PHYS 243 & PHYS 244 4
Psychology HL 5, 6, 7 PSYC 100 3
Russian Language B HL 5 RUSS 210 3
Russian Language B HL 6, 7 RUSS 210, 250 6
Social and Cultural Anthropology HL 5, 6, 7 ANTH 114 3
Spanish Language B HL 5 SPAN 210 3
Spanish Language B HL 6, 7 SPAN 210, 250 6
Visual Arts HL 4, 5 AVT 104 4
6, 7 AVT 104 & 105 8