International Baccalaureate Examinations (IB)

The School of Arts and Sciences recognizes the rigor of the International Baccalaureate program and grants college credit for students who demonstrate strong performance (scores of 7, 6, and 5) on Higher Level exams. Credit is not given for grades of 4 or lower or for Subsidiary/Standard Level exams.

Students must have an official examination report sent to SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services at the address below:

SAS Office of Advising and Academic Services
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Lucy Stone Hall, Room A-216
Piscataway, NJ 08854

For questions about transferring IB diploma or certificate credits, please contact the SAS First-Year advising office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 848-445-8888, 848-932-8888.

The following is a list of Higher Level exams and scores, and the Rutgers degree credit that is awarded based on those scores.

Arabic

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Department Review
Total Credits: TBD

 

Biology

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:119:115-116, 01:119:117 
Total Credits: 10

 

Business

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted 33:011:100 
Total Credits: 3

 

Chemistry

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:160:161-162 and 01:160:171
Total Credits: 9

 

Chinese (Mandarin)

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Department Review
Total Credits: TBD

 

Chinese Literature

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective Credit 
Total Credits: 3

Dance

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Department Review
Credits: TBD

 

Economics

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:220:102-103
Total Credits: 6

 

English

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective Credit
Credits: 6

 

European History

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:510:101-102
Total Credits: 6

 

Film

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:351:308 and 01:354:201
Credits: 6

 

French

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:420:210
Total Credits: 3

 

Geography

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:450:102 and 01:450:103
Total Credits: 6

 

German

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:470:131-132
Total Credits: 6

 

Global Politics

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:790:102
Total Credits: 3

 

History

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Student must provide syllabus
Total Credits: TBD

 

History-Africa

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: TR:T01:HST 
Total Credits: 6

 

History of the Americas/US History

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:512:103-104
Total Credits: 6

 

Korean A: Literature

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective Credit 
Total Credits: 3

Math

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:640:151
Total Credits: 4

 

Physics

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:750:203-204, 205-206
Total Credits: 8

 

Psychology

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:830:101
Total Credits: 3

 

Spanish

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:940:203
Total Credits: 3

 

Theatre

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 07:965:211
Total Credits: 3

 

Visual Arts

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: Elective Credit
Total Credits: 6

 

World History

Score: 7, 6, 5
Rutgers Course(s) Granted: 01:506:114
Total Credits: 3