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International Baccalaureate

Students will receive credit for IB Higher Level (HL) or Standard Level (SL) exams according to the Hofstra course credit equivalences listed below in the drop-down menu by areas:

  • English
    English       
    Test Area Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    Language A: Literature SL 5 ENGL 999   3
    Language A: Literature SL 6 or 7 WSC 001 and ENGL 999 6
    Language A: Literature HL 5 ENGL 999   3
    Language A: Literature HL 6 or 7 WSC 001 and ENGL 999L 6
    Language A: Language and Literature SL 5,6 or 7 WSC 001   3
    Language A: Language and Literature HL 5 WSC 001 3
    Language A: Language and Literature HL 6 or 7 WSC 001 and WSC 002 and ENGL 999 9
    Literature and Performance SL 6 or 7 ENGL 999 3
  • Language Acquisition
    Language Acquisition      
    Test Area Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    Language B: Chinese SL 5 CHIN 003 3
    Language B: Chinese SL 6 CHIN 004 3
    Language B: Chinese SL 7 CHIN 101 3
    Language B: Chinese HL 4 CHIN 001 and CHIN 002 6
    Language B: Chinese HL 5 CHIN 003 and CHIN 004 6
    Language B: Chinese HL 6 or 7 CHIN 004 and CHIN 101 6
    Language B: French SL 5 FREN 003  3
    Language B: French SL 6 FREN 004  3
    Language B: French SL 7 FREN 999  3
    Language B: French HL 4 FREN 001 and 002  6
    Language B: French HL 5 FREN 003 and 004  6
    Language B: French HL 6 or 7 FREN 004 and 999  6
    Language B: German SL 5 GERM 003 3
    Language B: German SL 6 GERM 004 3
    Language B: German SL 7 GERM 101 3
    Language B: German HL 4 GERM 001 AND GERM  002 6
    Language B: German HL 5 GERM 003 and GERM 004 6
    Language B: German HL 6 or 7 GERM 004 and GERM 101 6
    Language B:  Modern Greek SL 5 MGRK 003 3
    Language B: Modern Greek SL 6 MGRK 004 3
    Language B: Modern Greek SL 7 MGRK 101 3
    Language B: Modern Greek HL 4 MGRK 001 AND MGRK  002 6
    Language B: Modern Greek HL 5 MGRK 003 and MGRK 004 6
    Language B: Modern Greek HL 6 or 7 MGRK 004 and MGRK 101 6
    Language B: Hebrew SL 5 HEBR 003 3
    Language B: Hebrew SL 6 HEBR 004 3
    Language B: Hebrew SL 7 HEBR 101 3
    Language B: Hebrew HL 4 HEBR 001 AND HEBR  002 6
    Language B: Hebrew HL 5 HEBR 003 and HEBR 004 6
    Language B: Hebrew HL 6 or 7 HEBR 004 and HEBR 101 6
    Language B: Italian SL 5 ITAL 003  3
    Language B: Italian SL 6 ITAL 004  3
    Language B: Italian SL 7 ITAL 999  3
    Language B: Italian HL 4 ITAL 001 and 002  6
    Language B: Italian HL 5 ITAL 003 and 004  6
    Language B: Italian HL 6 or 7 ITAL 004 and ITAL 999  6
    Language B: Japanese SL 5 JPAN 003 3
    Language B: Japanese SL 6 JPAN 004 3
    Language B: Japanese SL 7 JPAN 101 3
    Language B: Japanese HL 4 JPAN 001 and JPAN 002 6
    Language B: Japanese HL 5 JPAN 003 and JPAN 004 6
    Language B: Japanese HL 6 or 7 JPAN 004 and JPAN 101 6
    Language B: Kiswahili SL 5 SWAH 003 3
    Language B: Kiswahili SL 6 SWAH 004 3
    Language B: Kiswahili SL 7 SWAH 101 3
    Language B: Kiswahili HL 4 SWAH 001 AND SWAH  002 6
    Language B: Kiswahili HL 5 SWAH 003 and SWAH 004 6
    Language B: Kiswahili HL 6 or 7 SWAH 004 and SWAH 101 6
    Language B: Russian SL 5 RUS 003 3
    Language B: Russian SL 6 RUS 004 3
    Language B: Russian SL 7 RUS 101 3
    Language B: Russian HL 4 RUS 001 AND RUS  002 6
    Language B: Russian HL 5 RUS 003 and RUS 004 6
    Language B: Russian HL 6 or 7 RUS 004 and RUS 101 6
    Language B: Spanish SL 5 SPAN 003  3
    Language B: Spanish SL 6 SPAN 004  3
    Language B: Spanish SL 7 SPAN 999  3
    Language B: Spanish HL 4 SPAN 001 and SPAN 002  6
    Language B: Spanish HL 5 SPAN 003 and SPAN 004  6
    Language B: Spanish HL 6 or 7 SPAN 004 and SPAN 999  6
  • The Arts
    The Arts      
    Test Area Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    Music HL: Creating or Performance 5,6 or 7 MUS 999 3
    Theatre SL 6 or 7 DRAM 999  3
    Theatre HL 5,6 or 7 DRAM 999  3
    Dance SL ( Dance minors and/or Non-Dance majors) 5,6 or 7 DNCE 127 3
    Dance HL ( Dance minors and/or Non-Dance majors) 5,6 or 7 DNCE 127 and LA 999 6
    Dance SL (Dance Majors) 5,6 or 7 LA 999 3
    Dance HL (Dance Majors) 5,6 or 7 LA 999 and LA 999 6
    Visual Arts SL 5 FA 999 3
    Visual Arts SL 6 or 7 FA 010 3
    Visual Arts HL 5 FA 999 and AH 999 6
    Visual Arts HL 6 or 7 FA 010 and AH 999 6
  • Individuals and Societies
    Individuals and Societies      
    Test Area Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    Economics SL 5,6 or 7 ECO 999 3
    Economics HL 5,6 or 7 ECO 001 and ECO 002 6
    Geography SL   No Credit  
    Geography HL 5,6 or 7 GEOG 003 3
    History SL 5,6 or 7 HIST 999  3
    History HL: All Regions 4 or 5  HIST 999  3
    History HL: All Regions 6 or 7 HIST 999  6
    History HL: Africa 4 or 5 HIST 118A  3
    History HL: Africa 6 or 7 HIST 118A and HIST 999  6
    History HL: Americas 4 or 5 HIST 14 3
    History HL: Americas 6 or 7 HIST 14 and HIST 999 6
    History HL: West and South Asia  4 or 5 HIST 999 3
    History HL: West and South Asia  6 or 7 HIST 999  6
    History HL: Europe and Middle East   4 or 5 HIST 12  3
    History HL: Europe and Middle East   6 or 7 HIST 12 and HIST 999 6
    Philosophy SL No equivalent
    Philosophy HL No equivalent
    Psychology SL 5,6 or 7 PSY 007  3
    Psychology HL 5,6 or 7 PSY 007 and LA 999  6
    Social and Cultural Anthropology SL 6 or 7 ANTH 004 3
    Social and Cultural Anthropology HL 5, 6 or 7 ANTH 003 and ANTH 004 6
  • Sciences
    Sciences      
    Test Area Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    Biology SL 4 BIO 003 3
    Biology SL 5 or 6 BIO 013  or BIO 003 for non-majors 4 or 3
    Biology SL 7 BIO 013 and BIO 012 8
    Biology HL 4 BIO 003 3
    Biology HL 5 BIO 013 (BIO 003 for non-majors) 4 or 3
    Biology HL 6 or 7 BIO 013 and BIO 012 8
    Physics SL 5,6 or 7 PHYS 1A  and PHYS 1B  4
    Physics HL* 5,6 or 7 PHYS 1A and PHYS 2A and PHYS 1B and 2B  8
           
    *Students with credit for IB Physics HL who wish to pursue majors requiring the calculus-based General Physics PHYS 11, 12 sequence may seek a waiver for PHYS 11A in order to register for PHYS 12A and complete the sequence. Please contact the Chair of the Physics Department.
  • Mathematics
    Mathematics      
    Test Area Score Received Hofstra Equivalent Credit Given
    Mathematics SL 5,6 or 7 MATH 061  4
    Mathematical Studies SL   No Credit  
    Mathematics HL 4 MATH 071  4
    Mathematics HL (with differential equations) 5, 6 or 7  MATH 071 and MATH 072  8
    Mathematics HL (with statistics + probabilities) 5,6 or 7 MATH 071 and MATH 072  8

Students who have completed the full Diploma Program may receive up to 30 credits. In order to receive these credits they must fulfill the following requirements:

  • It must indicate on the transcript that the student has completed all of the course work to be awarded the diploma
  • The total score must be a minimum of 30
  • The student must have taken THREE (3) Higher Level (HL) exams with a score of 5 or higher
  • The evaluation is still done on a course-to-course basis. Unassigned credit will be awarded as LA 999 (Liberal Arts, non-specific).