2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Nov 14, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Credit for Prior Learning


International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam

For IB credit to be awarded, an official score report must be on file in the Office of Admissions and Records prior to the Counselor review. Students can make an appointment to see a Saddleback College counselor for review of their IB exam scores and processing of an International Baccalaureate Examination Credit Petition. Admissions and Records evaluators will assign IB Exam credit as applicable when a student applies for a degree, CSU G.E. or IGETC certification.

All California State University (CSU) campuses will accept the minimum units as stipulated below toward full or partial CSU-GE certification. The CSU campus to which the student is transferring determines the applicability of the examination to other campus-specific graduation requirements including the major. CSU GE: The IB examinations may be incorporated into the certification of CSU General Education Breath requirements by any certifying institution. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum shown and apply them toward fulfillment of the Education Breath requirements.

All University of California (UC) campuses will accept the minimum units as stipulated below toward full or partial IGETC certification. The UC campus to which the student is transferring determines the applicability of the examination to other campus specific graduation requirements including the major. IGETC: IB exams must be used in area indicated regardless of where the certifying CCC’s discipline is located. Students who earn credit from an IB exam should not take a comparable college course because transfer credit will not be granted for both. University of California gives elective credit for additional IB exams posted on http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/exam-credit/ib-credits/index.html

IB credit granted by Saddleback College for either elective or specific course credit does not necessarily transfer as such to other colleges or universities. Students planning to use IB credit toward transfer requirements will need to consult with appropriate campus representatives of the transfer institution for specific information regarding its policies and procedures.

College Credit for IB Exams

For Saddleback College Associate Degree GE and IGETC credit, a minimum score of 5 is required.  For CSU GE credit, see chart below for minimum score required.

EXAM

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE AA/AS CREDIT FOR GE CSU Passing Score CSU GE CSU - SEM UNITS EARNED TOWARD TRANSFER IGETC UC - SEM UNITS EARNED TOWARD TRANSFER
IB BIOLOGY HL 3
Natural Science
No Lab
5 AREA B2
(without Lab)
3
6 AREA 5B
(without Lab)
3
5.3
IB CHEMISTRY HL 3
Natural Science
No Lab
5 AREA B1
(without Lab)
3
6 AREA 5A
(without Lab)
3
5.3
IB ECONOMICS HL 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3A
5 AREA D2
3
6 AREA 4B
3
5.3
IB GEOGRAPHY HL 3
Natural Science
5 AREA D5
3
6 AREA 4E
3
5.3
IB HISTORY (ANY REGION) HL 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3A
5 AREA C2 or D6
3
6 AREA 3B or 4F
3
5.3
IB LANGUAGE A1
(ENGLISH) HL
3
Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B
3
5.3
IB LANGUAGE A1
(ANY OTHER LANGUAGE) HL
3
Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B & 6A
3
5.3
IB LANGUAGE A2
(ENGLISH) HL
3
Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B
3
5.3
IB LANGUAGE A2
(ANY OTHER LANGUAGE) HL
3
Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B & 6A
3
5.3
IB LANGUAGE A
LITERATURE HL
3
Fine Arts and Humanities
4 Area C2*
3
6 Area 3B
3
5.3
IB LANGUAGE B
(ANY LANGUAGE) HL
3
Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1B
4 N/A
0
6 * AREA 6A
3
5.3
IB MATHEMATICS HL 3
Mathematics
Area 2B
4 AREA B4*
3
6 * AREA 2A
3
5.3
IB PHYSICS 3
Natural Science
No Lab
5 AREA B1
(without Lab)
3
6 AREA 5A
(without Lab)
3
5.3
IB PSYCHOLOGY 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Area 3A
5 AREA D9
3
3 AREA 4J
3
5.3
IB THEATRE HL 3
Fine Arts and Humanities
Area 1A
4 AREA C1*
3
6 * AREA 3A
3
5.3