IB Exam Passing Score CSU GE Area IGETC Area
Biology HL 5 B2 5B (without lab)
Chemistry HL 5 B1 5A (without lab)
Economics HL 5 D 4
Geography HL 5 D 4
History (any region) HL 5 C2 or D 3B or 4
Language A: Literature HL 4 C2 3B and 6A
Language A: Language and Literature HL 4 C2 3B and 6A
Language A1 (any language) HL 4 C2* 3B
Language A2 (any language) HL 4 C2* 3B
Language B (any language) HL 4 N/A 6A
Mathematics HL 4 B4 2A
Physics HL 5 B1 5A
Psychology HL 5 D 4
Theatre HL 4 C1 3A

-  Students should understand that some transfer institutions do not allow and/or limit credit by examination.

Students will need to request their IB Exam scores be sent directly to Shasta College.  For information on how to do this, please visit: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/requesting-transcripts/

Please Note: If Shasta College awards Credit for Prior Learning coursework and units, they will be used to fulfill your Shasta College graduation requirements. This coursework and associated units will be added to your Shasta College transcript. Financial Aid cannot be used to pay for units earned through CPL.

If you plan to transfer to another institution, please be aware that every college/university has their own policies about Credit for Prior Learning. What was accepted at Shasta College may not be accepted at another institution.

If you are planning to transfer to a California State University, please know that according to CSU Systemwide policy, CSUs will accept coursework earned through CPL for ADT degrees (AST/AAT), and full or partial CSU GE and/or CSU-IGETC certification. If you experience any problem with a CSU accepting your CPL coursework, please reach out to Buffy Tanner, Director of Innovation and Special Projects, so she can intervene with the CSU System on your behalf.  

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