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International Baccalaureate

OC recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program by awarding course credits if one of the following conditions apply:

Option 1:  Odessa College will award at least 24 semester hours of course-specific credit in subject appropriate areas on all IB exam scores of 4 or higher as long as the incoming freshman has earned an IB diploma.  The student must supply an official high school transcript indicating that the IB Diploma has been earned before college credit will be awarded.   College credit will be awarded according to the chart below, but no letter grade will be assigned.  Credit thus awarded will not be calculated into a student’s official grade point average.  The credit awarded will appear on the transcript as “AWC” in place of a letter grade.  Credit earned in this manner will not be used to reduce any residence requirements in a degree program and credit will not be awarded for IB scores of 3 or lower.  This may mean that the student will not receive 24 hours of college credit, regardless of the completion of the IB Diploma.  Credit will not be awarded for an IB exam for a college course the student has completed previously or is currently enrolled in.  An official IB score report, or an official transcript, must be received by the Odessa College Testing Center before credit will be awarded.

Option 2:  If a student does not earn an IB diploma, credit may be granted according to the following chart.  Credit earned in this manner may not be used to reduce residence requirements in any degree program nor will the credit count as part of a student’s official grade point average.  An official IB score report, or an official transcript,   must be received by the Odessa College Testing Center before credit will be awarded.

International Baccalaureate credits will be noted on the student’s permanent record only after the student has earned an equal number of in-residence credits.

IB Subject SL Score HL Score OC/TCCN Course Credit
English 1A 4 ENGL 1301 or 1302* 3
5+ ENGL 1301 and 1302 6
Spanish A2 or B 5 4 SPAN 1411, 1412 8
5+ SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311, 2312 14
Business & Management 5 4 BUSI 1301 3
Economics 5 4 ECON 2301 and 2302 6
Geography 5 4 GEOG 1303 3
History 5 4 HIST 1301 or 1302 3
5+ HIST 1301 and 1302 6
Philosophy 5 4 PHIL 1301 3
Psychology 5 4 PSYC 2301 3
5+ PSYC 2301 and 2314 6
Anthropology 5 4 ANTH 2301 OR 2351 3
5+ ANTH 2301 and 2351 4
Biology 4 BIOL 1408 4
5 BIOL 1406 4
Chemistry 5 CHEM 1305 + 1105 (lab) 4
6 CHEM 1311 + 1111 (lab) 4
Physics 6 PHYS 1401 and 1402 8
Mathematics (HL only) 4 MATH 2413 4
Visual Arts 5 4 ARTS 1301 3
Music 5 4 MUSI 1306 3
*ENGL 1302 credit is awarded if the prerequisite credit has already been earned
 
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