International Baccalaureate & Advanced Placement Information

International Baccalaureate Program
Lebanon Valley College values the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program and its curriculum that develops sophisticated, critical thinking, intercultural competence, and respect for diversity. We welcome applications from IB students.

Credit for appropriate courses will be granted to entering students who achieve scores of 5, 6, or 7 on International Baccalaureate individual subject examinations. For each Higher Level subject, 6-8 credits will be granted; for each Standard Level subject, 3-4 credits will be granted. Three elective credits will also be granted for grades of C or better on the Theory of Knowledge and Extended Essay components.

Students who complete the IB Diploma Program and achieve an overall score of 30 or better will automatically be granted 30 credits. Credit for equivalent courses will only be given for individual subject scores of 5 or better, otherwise only elective credit will be granted.

Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement with credit for appropriate courses are granted to entering students who make scores of 4 or 5 on College Board Advanced Placement examinations. Advanced Placement without credit may be granted on the basis of the Achievement Tests of the College Board examinations or such other proficiency tests as may be determined by the registrar and by the chair of the department. (Please note that this policy may be revised subject to curricular changes enacted throughout the academic year. Students will be awarded credit according to the policy in place at the time of matriculation.)

Listed below are some departmental policies that will determine advanced placement or credit:

Department Score Test Credit
ART






4 or 5

4 or 5

4 or 5

4 or 5
Art History

2D Design

3D Design

Drawing
ART 190—4 credits

ART 190—4 credits

ART 190—4 credits

ART 190—4 credits

Note: students will be awarded credit for each exam.
BIOLOGY

4 or 5
Biology
Non-Biology majors: BIO 111/111L, 112/112L—8 credits

Biology majors:
8 elective credits (or BIO 111/111L, 112/112L with permission of the department).
CHEMISTRY

4 or 5
Chemistry
Non-Chemistry/Biochem. majors: CHM 111, 112, 113, 114—8 credits

Chemistry/Biochem. majors: 8 elective credits (or CHM 111, 112, 115, 116 with permission of the department).
CHINESE
4 or 5
Chin. Lang./Cltr.
LAN 201, 202—8 credits
COMPUTER SCIENCE
4 or 5
Comp. Sci.-A
CDS 142—3 credits
ECONOMICS


4 or 5

4 or 5
Microeconomics

Macroeconomics
ECN 101—3 credits

ECN 102—3 credits
ENGLISH 4 or 5

4 or 5
Eng. Lang/Comp

Eng. Lit./Comp.

3 elective credits

3 elective credits

Note: students cannot receive credit for both exams.
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
4 or 5
Env. Science
BIO 103/103L—4 credits
FRENCH
4 or 5
Fren. Lang./Cltr. FRN 200, 290—8 credits
GERMAN 4 or 5
Ger. Lang./Cltr
GMN 200, 290—8 credits
GOVT. AND POLITICS

4 or 5

4 or 5
United States

Comparative
POL 110—3 credits

POL 210—3 credits
HISTORY




4 or 5

4 or 5

4 or 5
U.S. History

European His.

World History
HIS 125, 126—6 credits

HIS 103, HIS 190—6 credits

HIS 103, 105—6 credits
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
4 or 5 Human Geo. Elective—3 credits
ITALIAN
4 or 5
Ital. Lang./Cltr. LAN 201, 202—8 credits
JAPANESE
4 or 5
Japn. Lang./Cltr.
LAN 201, 202—8 credits
LATIN
4 or 5
Vergil/Latin Lit.
LAN 201, 202—8 credits
MATHEMATICS










4 or 5

4
5

4 or 5



4
5
Calculus AB

Calculus BC
Calculus BC

Calculus AB
Subscore


Statistics
Statistics
MAS 161—3 credits

MAS 161—3 credits
MAS 161, 162—6 credits

MAS 161—3 credits
Note: students cannot receive credit for more than one calculus exam.


MAS 170—3 credits
MAS 270—3 credits
MUSIC



4 or 5

4 or 5

1-5


4 or 5
Music Theory

Aural Subscore

Nonaural Subscore

Listening & Lit.
MSC 115—2 credits

MSC 117—2 credits

None


MSC 100—3 credits
PHYSICS







4 or 5

4 or 5

4 or 5


4 or 5
Physics 1

Physics 2

Physics C-Mech


Physics C-E&M

PHY 103/103L—4 credits

PHY 104/104L—4 credits

Non-physics majors: PHY 111/111L—4 credits
Physics majors: Elective—4 credits*

Non-physics majors: PHY 112/112L—4 credits
Physics majors: Elective—4 credits*

*For each test, physics majors will receive 4 elective credits. Credit for PHY 111/111L and 112/112L may only be given with permission of the department.
PSYCHOLOGY
4 or 5
Psychology
PSY 112—3 credits
SPANISH


4 or 5

4 or 5
Span. Lang./Cltr.

Span. Lit./Cltr.
SPA 201, SPA 202—8 credits

SPA 202, SPA 390—8 credits