International Baccalaureate Exam Equivalency Guide for 2021

St. Olaf accepts only Higher Level scores in all of the following subjects except Mathematics.

IB Exam and Score Credit Equivalent Course Placement In OLE Core Fulfilled Notes
Biology
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Natural Science Counts as 1 level I elective in biology major.
Business Mgmt
HL 5-7
1.00 Counts as elective course in Mgmt for Mgmt Studies concentration and the Mgmt emphasis (not Finance) for the econ major.
Chemistry
HL 5-7
1.00 Take placement survey. Natural Science
Chinese Language B
HL 5-7
1.00 CHIN 231 Upon successful completion of Chin 231 as the first Chinese course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Dance
HL 5-7
1.00 Dance 100 and 231.
Design Tech
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept.
Economics
HL 5
1.00 Econ 111 Econ 121 or higher.  Check with Dept. Social Science
Economics
HL 6-7
1.00 Econ 121 Econ 200-263, subject to other prerequisites. Social Science
English A Literature
HL 5-7
1.00 Writing and Rhetoric Credit awarded for only 1 IB English exam.
English A Language and Literature
HL 5-7
1.00 Writing and Rhetoric Credit awarded for only 1 IB English exam.
Film
HL 5-7
1.00
French Language B
HL 7
1.00 The student may elect to take a proficiency exam. WLC will be awarded for passing proficiency exam; elective credit will be awarded for IB.
French Language B
HL 7
1.00 FREN 25x Upon successful completion of French 25x as the first French course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
French Language B
HL 6
1.00  

FREN 232

Upon successful completion of French 232 as the first French course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Geography
HL 6-7
1.00 ID 234 Check with Dept.
German Language B
HL 7
1.00 GERM 25x Upon successful completion of German 25x as the first German course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
German Language B
HL 6
1.00 GERM 232 Upon successful completion of German 232 as the first German course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Global Politics
HL 5-7
1.00 Social Science Counts toward the comparative politics distribution requirement for the Political Science major.
Greek (Classical Languages)
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Upon successful completion of Greek 231 as the first Greek course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Latin (Classical Languages)
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Upon successful completion of Latin 231 as the first Latin course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Mathematics: analysis and approaches
HL 5-7
2.00 MATH 120 and 126 MATH 220 Quantitative and Computational Reasoning Take Mathematics Placement Survey to confirm placement.
Mathematics: analysis and approaches
SL 6-7
1.00 MATH 120 MATH 126 Quantitative and Computational Reasoning Take Mathematics Placement Survey to confirm placement.
Mathematics: applications and interpretation
HL 5-7
1.00 MATH 120 MATH 126 Quantitative and Computational Reasoning Take Mathematics Placement Survey to confirm placement.
Music
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept.
Norwegian Language A2
HL 5-7
1.00 Take placement survey. Upon successful completion of Norwegian 231, 232, or 253 as the first Norwegian course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Philosophy
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Check with Dept. about possible level I credit toward the major.
Physics
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Natural Science
Psychology
HL 5-7
1.00 Psych 125 Any 200-level Psych except 230. Social Science
Social and Cultural Anthropology
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Social Science
Spanish Language B
HL 7
1.00 SPAN 25x The student may elect to take a proficiency exam.  WLC will be awarded for passing proficiency exam; elective credit will be awarded for IB.
Spanish Language B
HL 7
1.00 SPAN 25x Upon successful completion of Spanish 25x as the first Spanish course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB. The student may elect to take a proficiency exam. WLC will be awarded for passing proficiency exam; elective credit will be awarded for IB
Spanish Language B
HL 6
1.00 SPAN 232 Upon successful completion of Spanish 232 as the first Spanish course taken at St. Olaf, WLC will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Sports, Exercise, Health Science
HL 5-7
1.00 KINES 150
Theatre
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. Creativity
Visual Arts
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept.