2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
    Sep 29, 2022  
2022-2023 College 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, CSUGE or IGETC certification.

All California State University (CSU) campuses will accept the minimum units as stipulated below toward full or partial CSUGE 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.  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.  The IB examinations 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 https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/admission-requirements/ap-exam-credits/ib-credits.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.

IB 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
BIOLOGY HL 3
Natural Science
No Lab
5 AREA B2
(without Lab)
3
6 AREA 5B
(without Lab)
3
5.3
CHEMISTRY HL 3
Natural Science
No Lab
5 AREA B1
(without Lab)
3
6 AREA 5A
(without Lab)
3
5.3
ECONOMICS HL 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
5 AREA D
3
6 AREA 4
3
5.3
GEOGRAPHY HL 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
5 AREA D
3
6 AREA 4
3
5.3
HISTORY (ANY REGION) HL 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences or Arts/Humanities
5 AREA C2 or D
3
6 AREA 3B or 4
3
5.3
LANGUAGE A1
(ENGLISH) HL
3
Arts/Humanities
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B
3
5.3
LANGUAGE A1
(ANY OTHER LANGUAGE) HL
3
Arts/Humanities
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B & 6A
3
5.3
LANGUAGE A2
(ENGLISH) HL
3
Arts/Humanities
Area 4
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B
3
5.3
LANGUAGE A2
(ANY OTHER LANGUAGE) HL
3
Arts/Humanities
Area 4
4 AREA C2*
3
6 * AREA 3B & 6A
3
5.3
LANGUAGE A
LITERATURE HL
3
Arts/Humanities
4 Area C2*
3
6 Area 3B
3
5.3
LANGUAGE B
(ANY LANGUAGE) HL
3
Arts/Humanities
4 N/A
0
6 * AREA 6A
3
5.3
MATHEMATICS HL

3
Language/Rationality
1C

4 AREA B4*
3
6 * AREA 2A
3
5.3
PHYSICS 3
Natural Science
 
5 AREA B1
(without Lab)
3
6 AREA 5A
(without Lab)
3
5.3
PSYCHOLOGY 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
5 AREA D9
3
3 AREA 4
3
5.3
THEATRE HL 3
Arts/Humanities
4 AREA C1*
3
6 * AREA 3A
3

5.3

 

 The Standardized Examination information was prepared based upon data available at the time of publication and is subject to change.

 Note: In some cases, credit towards specific major requirements is also awarded by the UC/CSU campuses. Refer to the catalog of the campus of intended transfer for further information.