International Baccalaureate

Valdosta State University recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB). College credit will be awarded for exam scores completed at the higher level as shown in the chart below. Standard level exam scores of 5 or higher will be considered for college credit for IB diploma completers only. The most frequently received HL exams are listed below. To receive credit, students need to request that official IB examination results be sent directly to the Admissions Office.
The University is authorized by the Board of Regents to accept a maximum of 24 semester hours of IB credit.

Higher Level Exam Score VSU Course Hours
Anthropology, Social 4 or higher ANTH 1102 3
Biology 4 or 5 BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020L 4
4 or 5 BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040L 4
Biology 5(HL) or 6(SL) BIOL 1107K 4
Biology 5(HL) or 6(SL) BIOL 1107K and BIOL 1108K 8
Biology 6 or 7 BIOL 1010 and BIOL 1020L 4
6 or 7 BIOL 1030 and BIOL 1040L or BIOL 1107K 4
Chemistry 4 CHEM 1211 and 1211L 4
Chemistry 5 or higher CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1211L 4
CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L 4
Computer Science 4 or higher CS 1301 4
Economics 4 or higher ECON 2106 or ECON 2105 3
English 4 or 5 ENGL 1101 3
English 6 or higher ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 6
French 4 FREN 1001, FREN 1002, and FREN 2001 9
French 5 or higher FREN 1001, FREN 1002, FREN 2001, and FREN 2002 12
Geography 4 or higher GEOG 1102 3
German 4 GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, and GRMN 2001 9
German 5 or higher GRMN 1001, GRMN 1002, GRMN 2001, and GRMN 2002 12
History and America* 4 HIST 2111 3
History and America* 5 or higher HIST 2111 and HIST 2112 6
History and Europe 4 or higher HIST 1012 3
Latin 4 LATN 1001, LATN 1002, and LATN 2001 9
Latin 5 or higher LATN 1001, LATN 1002, LATN 2001, and LATN 2002 12
Math 4 or higher MATH 2261 4
Physics 4 PHYS 1111K 4
Physics 5 or higher PHYS 1111K and PHYS 1112K 8
Psychology 4 or higher PSYC 1101 3
Spanish 4

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, and SPAN 2001

9
Spanish 5 or higher

SPAN 1001, SPAN 1002, SPAN 2001, and SPAN 2002

12
Theatre Arts 4 or higher THEA 1101 3
Visual Arts 4 or higher ART 1020 3

*Students receiving IB credit for U.S. Government/Politics and/or American History from non-Georgia high schools must validate Georgia

legislative proficiency by passing a Georgia history exemption exam offered by the Office of Testing. See “State of Georgia Legislative
Requirements” in the Undergraduate Catalog.