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 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, students must have official score results forwarded directly to GW Office of Undergraduate Admission from the College Board. GW's College Board code is 5246.

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 Level6 or 73 ARAB 1099
English A1- Higher Level6 or 73ENGL 1340
French A1 (Literature; Literature and Language) - Higher Level6 or 76FREN 2005, FREN 2006
56FREN 1004, FREN 2005
French A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Standard Level 76FREN 1004, FREN 2005
German A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level 6 or 7 3GER 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
56ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
Italian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Standard Level 7 6 ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
Spanish A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 or 76 SPAN 2005, ITAL 2005
56SPAN 1004, SPAN 2005
Spanish A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Standard Level76SPAN 1004, SPAN 2005
Russian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 or 7 3SLAV 1099
Turkish A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 or 7 3Interdisciplinary Studies 1099
Persian A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 or 7 3Interdisciplinary Studies 1099
Latin (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 or 7 3 LATN 1099
Greek (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 or 7 3 GREK 1099
Korean A1 (Literature; Language and Literature) - Higher Level6 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
66FREN 1004, FREN 2005
German B - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 GER 1099
Italian B - Higher Level 7 6 ITAL 2005, ITAL 2006
66ITAL 1004, ITAL 2005
Japanese B - Higher Level 6 or 7 8JAPN 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
66SPAN 1004, 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 Level6 or 7 6 ECON 1011, ECON 1012
Geography - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 GEOG 1099
History - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
History of Africa - Higher Level6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
History of the Americas - Higher Level6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
History of East & SE Asia - Higher Level6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
History of Europe - Higher Level6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
History of the Islamic World - Higher Level6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
History of West & South Asia - Higher Level6 or 7 6 HIST 1099
Information Technology in a Global Society - Higher Level6 or 7 6Interdisciplinary Studies 1099
Philosophy - Higher Level6 or 7 6 PHIL 1099
Psychology - Higher Level 6 or 7 6 PSYC 1099
Social Anthropology - Higher Level6 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

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