International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level Exam Credit

for majors in the School of the Arts and Architecture, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Herb Alpert School of Music, School of Nursing, and the School of Theater, Film and Television

Please note:

  • UCLA awards college credit for higher level (HL) exams only.
  • Credit awarded by UCLA as a result of IB exams is subject to change without notice. Course descriptions for each IB subject are reviewed by UCLA on a yearly basis.
  • IB examinations, AP examinations, and college courses taken prior to or after enrolling at UCLA may be duplicative. In these cases we will award credit for only one.

Key to requirement codes

Code Definition
AH satisfies American History and Institutions requirement
EW satisfies Entry Level Writing requirement
QR satisfies Quantitative Reasoning requirement (all schools
but Engineering, which does not have a QR requirement)
IB Examination Credit at UCLA
Exam Name Score Subject Area Title/Course # Units Req's
Met
Biology 5-7 EE BIOL Intro Biology 8.0
Business Management 5-7 MGMT Intro 8.0
Chemistry 5-7 CHEM Intro 8.0
Classical Languages
 - Classical Greek 5-7 GREEK 1 and 2 8.0
 - Latin 5-7 LATIN 1 and 2 8.0
Computer Science
5-7 COM SCI Unassigned 8.0 QR
Dance 5-7 DANCE
DANCE
DANCE-P
Composition
History
Performance
2.0
2.0
4.0
Economics
- exams taken prior to November, 2013 5-7 ECON Intro 8.0
- exams taken November, 2013 and later 5 ECON Intro 8.0
  6-7 ECON
ECON
1
2
4.0
4.0
Film 5-7 FILM&TV Intro Film 8.0
Geography 5-7 GEOG Intro 8.0
Global Politics 5-7 POL SCI Global Politics 8.0
History
 - Africa 5-7 HIST Africa 8.0
 - Americas 5-7 HIST Americas 8.0 AH
 - Asia and Oceania 5-7 HIST Asia/Oceania 8.0
 - Europe & the Islamic World 5-7 HIST Europe/Islamic World 8.0
 - Europe & the Middle East 5-7 HIST Europe/Middle East 8.0
 - Medieval Europe & the Islamic World 5-7 HIST Europe/Islamic World 8.0
 - 20th Century World 5-7 HIST World 8.0
Language A (native)
 - English: Literature 5-7 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW*
  * A score of 6 or higher on the Standard Level (SL) English A: Literature exam
also satisfies EW, although it does not result in any course credit.
 - all other languages: Literature 5-7 (language) Unassigned 8.0
Language A1 (native)
 - English 5-7 ENGCOMP 3 8.0 EW*
  * A score of 6 or higher on the Standard Level (SL) A1 English exam
also satisfies EW, although it does not result in any course credit.
 - all other languages 5-7 (language) Unassigned 8.0
Language A2/B (2nd native/
non-native)
 - English 5-7 ENGLISH ESL 8.0
 - French 5-7 FRNCH 1 and 2 8.0
 - German 5-7 GERMAN 1 and 2 8.0
 - Spanish 5-7 SPAN 1 and 2 8.0
Mathematics 5-7 MATH
MATH
1
Calculus
4.0
4.0
QR
Mathematics, Further 5-7 MATH Further 8.0
QR
Music 5-7 MUSIC
MUS HST
Theory
Surv of Music
4.0
4.0
Philosophy 5-7 PHILOS Intro 8.0
Physics 5-7 PHYSICS Intro 8.0
Psychology 5-7 PSYCH Intro 8.0
Social and Cultural Anthropology 5-7 ANTHRO Social/Cultural 8.0
Theatre 5-7 THEATER Intro 8.0
Visual Arts 5-7 ART HIST
DESMA
Surv of Art
Intro
4.0
4.0
IB Diploma (2002 and later) 30 or
higher
NONDEPT Unassigned -
anywhere from 0-30 units depending on credit
awarded for individual AP/IB HL exams.

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