Credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma is an international program of courses and exams offered at the high school level.  In keeping with Senate Bill 111 passed in 2005, Blinn College will grant credit (CR) for IB exams with certain scores.

Texas institutions of higher education must award 24 hours of course specific college credit in subject appropriate areas of all IB exam scores of 4 or above as long as the incoming freshman has earned an IB diploma.  However, course credit does not have to be awarded on any IB exams where the score received is 3 or less.  This may mean that such students will not receive 24 hours of college credit, even if they have an IB diploma.

Students must send an IB transcript to Blinn College for credit to be awarded but do not need to fill out an application for credit.  All IB students must show proof of meeting the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) requirements prior to their enrollment at Blinn College.

International Baccalaureate (IB)
IB Examination Score Blinn Course(s) Credit Hours
Biology (SL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 BIOL 1406 4
Biology (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 BIOL 1406 & 1407 8
Business & Management 4, 5, 6 or 7 BUSI 1301 3
Chemistry (SL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 CHEM 1411 4
Chemistry (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 CHEM 1411 & 1412 8
Computer Science 4, 5, 6 or 7 COSC 1301 3
Economics (SL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 ECON 2301 & 2302 6
Economics (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 ECON 2301 & 2302 6
English A: Literature (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 ENGL 1301 & 1302 6
English (SL) Language A1 or A2 4, 5, 6 or 7 ENGL 1301 & 1302 6
English (HL) Language A1 or A2 4, 5, 6 or 7 ENGL 1301 & 1302 6
Geography 4, 5, 6 or 7 GEOG 2312 3
History of the Americas (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 HIST 1301 & 1302 6
Mathematics (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 MATH 1314 & 1316 6
Mathematics w/Further Mathematics 4, 5, 6 or 7 MATH 1314, 1316 & 2342 9
Modern Languages
Language A1 or A2 (SL)
French 4, 5, 6 or 7 FREN 1411 & 1412 8
German 4, 5, 6 or 7 GERM 1411 & 1412 8
Spanish 4, 5, 6 or 7 SPAN 1411 & 1412 8
Language A1 or A2 (HL)
French 4, 5, 6 or 7 FREN 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312 14
German 4, 5, 6 or 7 GERM 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312 14
Spanish 4, 5, 6 or 7 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312 14
Language B (SL)
French 4, 5, 6 or 7 FREN 1411 & 1412 8
German 4, 5, 6 or 7 GERM 1411 & 1412 8
Spanish 4, 5, 6 or 7 SPAN 1411 & 1412 8
Language B (HL)
French 4, 5, 6 or 7 FREN 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312 14
German 4, 5, 6 or 7 GERM 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312 14
Spanish 4, 5, 6 or 7 SPAN 1411, 1412, 2311 & 2312 14
Language AB Initio
French 4, 5, 6 or 7 FREN 1411 4
German 4, 5, 6 or 7 GERM 1411 4
Spanish 4, 5, 6 or 7 SPAN 1411 4
Music 4, 5, 6 or 7 MUSI 1306 3
Philosophy 4, 5, 6 or 7 PHIL 1301 3
Physics (SL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 PHYS 1401 4
Physics (HL) 4, 5, 6 or 7 PHYS 1401 & 1402 8
Psychology 4, 5, 6 or 7 PSYC 2301 3
Social & Cultural Anthropology 4, 5, 6 or 7 ANTH 2351 3
Theatre Arts 4, 5, 6 or 7 DRAM 1310 3
Visual Arts 4, 5, 6 or 7 ARTS 1301 3