Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 NOVA Catalog

CPL: Section 6-Credit by Examination International Baccalaureate (IB)


Examination International Baccalaureate (IB)

General Information

The International Baccalaureate (IB) program provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credit.  IB courses, syllabi and exams can exist for two different levels of accomplishment. The Higher Level (HL) syllabus and exam includes material that requires two years of coursework in the chosen subject area. The Standard/Subsidiary Level (SL) syllabus and exam includes material that requires one year of coursework in the chosen subject area.  NOVA students who received the appropriate score on IB exams are eligible to earn college-level credit.  Please see the table below that denotes the name of the IB Exam, the required score and the corresponding NOVA course and credits. Please note, the accepted NOVA equivalency and the required score for credit may be different depending on which year the student completed an IB exam and when a student submits a request for credit.  Faculty review IB equivalencies and adjust CPL policy accordingly on a regular basis.
 

Business and Hospitality IB Exams
Name of IB Exam
Require Score
NOVA Equalivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Business Management and Administration
Higher Level
4 or higher BUS 100   3

 

Language IB Exams
Name of IB Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Arabic Language B
Higher Level
4 ARA 101 ARA 102 , and ARA 201   14
5 or higher ARA 101 ARA 102 ARA 201 , and ARA 202   18
Chinese Language B: Mandarin or Cantonese
Higher Level
4 CHI 201   4
5 or higher CHI 201  and CHI 202   8
English Language A: Literature
Higher Level
4-5 ENG 111   3
6-7 ENG 111 , ENG 112   6

English Language A: Language and Literature

Higher Level

4-5 ENG 111   3
6-7 ENG 111  , ENG 112   6
English Language B
Higher Level
4-7 ENG 111   3
French Language B
Higher Level
4 FRE 101  and FRE 102   8
5 FRE 101 FRE 102 , and FRE 201   11
6 or higher FRE 101 FRE 102 FRE 201 , and FRE 202   14
German Language B
Higher Level
4 GER 101  and GER 102   8
5 GER 101 GER 102 , and GER 201   11
6-7 GER 101 GER 102 GER 201 , and GER 202   14
Japanese Language B
Higher Level
4 JPN 201   4
5 or higher JPN 201  and JPN 202   8
Latin: Classical Languages
Higher Level
4 LAT 201   3
5 or higher LAT 201 LAT 202   6
Russian Language B
Higher Level
4 RUS 201   3
5 or higher RUS 201  and RUS 202   6
Spanish Language B
Higher Level
4 SPA 101  and SPA 102   8
5 SPA 101 SPA 102 , and SPA 201   11
6-7 SPA 101 SPA 102 SPA 201 , and SPA 202   14

 

Mathematics and Computer Science
Name of IB Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Computer Science
Standard Level
5 or higher CSC 201   4
Computer Science
Higher Level
4 or higher CSC 201   4
Mathematical Studies Standard Level 5 or higher MTH 111   or MTH 154  According to the student’s program 3
Mathematics Standard Level 5 or higher MTH 111  , MTH 154  , or MTH 161  According to student’s program 3

Further Mathematics 

Higher Level

5 or 6

MTH 263   4
7 or higher MTH 245   and MTH 263   7
Mathematics Higher Level

5 or 6

MTH 263   4
7 or higher MTH 263   and MTH 264   8

 

Physical and Life Science IB Exams
Name of IB Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Biology
Standard Level
5 or 6 BIO 101   4
7 BIO 101  and BIO 102   8
Biology
Higher Level
4 or 5 BIO 101   4
6 or 7 BIO 101  and BIO 102   8
Chemistry
Standard Level
5 or higher CHM 111   4
Chemistry
Higher Level
4 or 5 CHM 111   4
6 or higher CHM 111  and CHM 112   8
Environmental Systems and Societies
Standard Level
5 or higher ENV 121   4
Physics
Standard Level
5 or higher PHY 201   4
Physics
Higher Level
4 PHY 201   4
5 or higher PHY 201  and PHY 202   8

 

Liberal Arts IB Exams
Name of IB Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Art History
Standard Level
5 or higher ART 101   3
Philosophy
Standard Level
5 or higher PHI 101   3
Philosophy
Higher Level
4 or higher PHI 101   3

 

Social Science IB Exams
Name of IB Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Economics
Standard Level
5 or higher ECO 201   3
Economics
Higher Level
4 or higher ECO 201  and ECO 202   6
Geography
Standard Level
5 or higher GEO 210   3
Geography
Higher Level
4 GEO 220   3
5 or higher GEO 220  and GEO 221   6
History
Standard Level
5 HIS 111   3
6 or higher HIS 111  and HIS 112   6
History in English
Higher Level
4 HIS 101   3
5 or higher HIS 101  and HIS 102   6
History of the Americas
Higher Level
4 HIS 121   3
5 or higher HIS 121  and HIS 122   6
History of Africa and The Middle East
Higher Level
4 HIS 111   3
5 or higher HIS 111  and HIS 112   6
History of Asia and Oceania
Higher Level
4 HIS 111   3
5 or higher HIS 111  and HIS 112   6
History of Europe
Higher Level
4 HIS 111   3
5 or higher HIS 111  and HIS 112   6
Psychology
Standard Level
5 or higher PSY 200   3
Psychology
Higher Level
4 or higher PSY 200   3
Sociology
Standard Level
5 or higher SOC 200   3
Sociology
Higher Level
4 or higher SOC 200   3

 

Visual, Performing, and Media Arts IB Exams
Name of IB Exam
Required Score
NOVA Equivalent
Credit(s) Earned
Visual Art
Standard Level
5 or higher
 
ART 131   3
Visual Art
Higher Level
4 ART 131   3
5 or higher ART 131  and ART 140   6
Art
Higher Level
4 ART 131   3
5 or higher ART 131  and ART 132   6
CST Theater
Standard Level
5 or higher CST 131   3
CST Film
Higher Level
4 or higher CST 151   3
Music
Standard Level
5 or higher MUS 111   4
Music
Higher Level
4 MUS 111   4
5 or higher MUS 111  and MUS 112   8

Last reviewed 8/2019

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