International Baccalaureate Exams

Students entering Georgia Tech may receive college credit based upon their scores on the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Exams taken in conjunction with designated high school advanced placement classes, SAT II Subject Tests, The International Baccalaureate, and/or Georgia Tech Departmental Exams.

Once enrolled at Georgia Tech, students are not allowed to take College Board (Advanced Placement and SAT II), International Baccalaureate, or A-Level Examinations for credit. All examinations must be completed prior to the student's enrollment date. Students who offer satisfactory evidence that they are qualified to do so may receive credit for a course by examination at Georgia Tech. Such an examination is called an Examination for Advanced Standing.

International Baccalaureate - High Level

Subject Higher Level Exam Scores Credit
Biology 4 or 5 4 hours (BIOL 1510)
6 or higher 8 hours (BIOL 1510 and BIOL 1520)
Chemistry 5 or higher 4 hours (CHEM 1310)
Chinese 5 or higher 6 hours (CHIN 3003 and CHIN 3004)
Computer Science 5 or higher 3 hours (CS 1301)
Economics 5 or higher 3 hours (ECON 2100)
English 4 or higher 3 hours (ENGL 1101)
European History 4 or higher 3 hours (HTS 2037)
French 5 or higher 6 hours (FREN 2001 and FREN 2002)
German 5 or higher 6 hours (GRMN 2001 and GRMN 2002)
History of Americas 4 or higher 3 hours (HIST 2112)
Japanese 5 or higher 6 hours (JAPN 3001 and JAPN 3002)
Mathematics 5 or higher 2 hours (MATH 1551)
Physics1 7 8 hours (PHYS 2211 and PHYS 2212)
Psychology 5 or higher 3 hours (PSYC 1101)
Spanish 5 or higher 6 hours (SPAN 2001 and SPAN 2002)

International Baccalaureate - Standard Level

Subject Standard Level Exam Scores Credit
Biology 6 or higher 4 hours (BIOL 1510)
Chemistry 6 or higher 4 hours (CHEM 1XXX)
Computer Science 6 or higher 3 hours (CS 1XXX)
Economics 6 or higher 3 hours (ECON 1XXX)
English 6 or higher 3 hours (ENGL1101)
European History 6 or higher 3 hours (HTS 1XXX)
Foreign Language2 6 or higher 3 hours (1002)
History of Americas 6 or higher 3 hours (HTS 1XXX)
Mathematics 5 or higher 2 hours (MATH 1551)
Physics 6 or higher 4 hours (PHYS 2XXX)
Psychology 6 or higher 3 hours (PSYC 1XXX)
1

Students who earn a score of 5 or 6 will be contacted by the School of Physics after the IB scores are received (early in August each year) with information about taking a placement test to validate the credit. If students pass the test, they will be awarded credit

2

 See Modern Foreign Language Credit.