International Baccalaureate Exam Equivalency Guide for 2020

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

IB Exam and Score Credit Equivalent Course Placement In GE Fulfilled Notes
Biology
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. SED 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. SED
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, FOL 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. HBS
Economics
HL 6-7
1.00 Econ 121 Econ 200-263, subject to other prerequisites. HBS
English A Literature
HL 5-7
1.00 FYW Credit awarded for only 1 IB English exam.
English A Language and Literature
HL 5-7
1.00 FYW Credit awarded for only 1 IB English exam.
Film
HL 5-7
1.00 Counts as 1 course toward either the history, theory, or cultural meaning of film requirement or the practical component requirement for Film Studies concentration.
French Language B
HL 7
1.00 FREN 25x Upon successful completion of French 25x as the first French course taken at St. Olaf, FOL 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, FOL will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Geography
HL 5-7
1.00 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, FOL 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, FOL will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Global Politics
HL 5-7
1.00 HBS 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, FOL credit 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 Greek course taken at St. Olaf, FOL credit will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Mathematics
HL 5-7
1.00 Math 120 Math 128 AQR Take Mathematics Placement Survey to confirm placement.
Mathematics (with optional topic of calculus)
HL 5-7
2.00 Math 120 and 126 Math 220 AQR Take Mathematics Placement Survey to confirm placement.
Mathematics
SL 5-7
1.00 Math 120 Math 126 AQR Take Mathematics Placement Survey to confirm placement.
Mathematics Further
HL 5-7
2.00 Math 120 and 126 Check with Dept. AQR 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, FOL 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. IB lab portfolio review required for SED.
Psychology
HL 5-7
1.00 Psych 125 Any 200-level Psych except 230. HBS No IST GE fulfilled with IB Psych.
Social and Cultural Anthropology
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept. HBS
Spanish Language B
HL 7
1.00 SPAN 25x Upon successful completion of Spanish 25x as the first Spanish course taken at St. Olaf, FOL will be awarded for the course and elective credit 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, FOL will be awarded for the course and elective credit for IB.
Sports, Exercise, Health Science
HL 5-7
1.00 Esth 150
Theatre
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept.
Visual Arts
HL 5-7
1.00 Check with Dept.