International Baccalaureate Equivalents

Assuming there is no duplication of coursework, a maximum of 24 credits may be awarded on the basis of work completed while enrolled in high school through examinations such as AP/IB/A-Levels.

Credit through Examination

In order to receive credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, students must have their official score results sent to GW Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as they are available. Official International Baccalaureate (IB) results should be sent as soon as they are available.

Be aware that credit earned by examination at other colleges or universities or examinations taken after having taken the appropriate college-level course will not transfer credit to GW.

Please refer to the following charts for GW’s course equivalents:

International Baccalaureate Equivalents

Studies in Language and Literature
Arabic A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 ARAB 1099*
English A1- Higher Level 6 or 7 3 ENGL 1340
French A1 (Literature; Literature and Language) - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 FREN 2005, FREN 2006
5 6 FREN 1004, FREN 2005
French A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Standard Level 7 6 FREN 1004, FREN 2005
German A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 GER 1099*
Indonesian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 Interdisciplinary Studies 1099*
Italian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 ITAL 2005, ITAL 2006
5 6 ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
Italian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Standard Level 7 6 ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
Spanish A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 SPAN 2005, SPAN 2006
5 6 SPAN 1014, SPAN 2005
Spanish A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Standard Level 7 6 SPAN 1014, SPAN 2005
Russian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 SLAV 1099*
Turkish A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 Interdisciplinary Studies 1099*
Persian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 Interdisciplinary Studies 1099*
Latin (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 LATN 1099*
Greek (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 GREK 1099*
Korean A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3 KOR 1099*
Language Acquisition
Arabic B - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 ARAB 1099
English B None None
French B - Higher Level 7 6 FREN 2005, FREN 2006
6 6 FREN 1004, FREN 2005
German B - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 GER 1099*
Italian B - Higher Level 7 6 ITAL 2005, ITAL 2006
6 6 ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
Japanese B - Higher Level 6 or 7 8 JAPN 2003, JAPN 2004
Mandarin B - Higher Level 6 or 7 8 CHIN 2003, CHIN 2004
Spanish B - Higher Level 7 6 SPAN 2005, SPAN 2006
6 6 SPAN 1014, SPAN 2005
Portuguese B - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 PORT 1099*
Individuals and Societies
Business and Organization - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 BADM 1099*
Economics - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 ECON 1011, ECON 1012
Geography - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 GEOG 1001, GEOG 1099*
History - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
History of Africa - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
History of the Americas - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
History of East & Southeast Asia - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
History of Europe - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
History of the Islamic World - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
History of West & South Asia - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099*
Information Technology in a Global Society - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 Interdisciplinary Studies 1099*
Philosophy - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 PHIL 1099*
Psychology - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 PSYC 1099*
Social Anthropology - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 ANTH 1099*
Experimental Sciences
Biology - Higher Level 6 or 7 8 BISC 1099*
Chemistry - Higher Level 6 or 7 8 CHEM 1099*
Computer Science - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 CSCI 1099*
Design Technology - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 Interdisciplinary Studies 1099*
Physics - Higher Level 6 or 7 8 PHYS 1099*
Mathematics
Mathematics - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 MATH 1099*
The Arts
Art/Design - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 FA 1099*
Film - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 FILM 1099*
Music - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 MUS 1099*
Theatre Arts - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 TRDA 1099*

*If there is no direct GW course equivalent, credits are transferred in using course number 1099 under the appropriate departmental designation.

The university reserves the right to change policy regarding IB credit without advance notice.