International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Principles

  1. IB courses and grades listed on a high school transcript are not acceptable for evaluation.

  2. Information about ordering IB transcripts can be found here: Order IB Transcripts 

  3. Credit is given for a score of five (5) or higher on higher-level exams only.

  4. A maximum of 30 “test” credits (including IB, AP and CLEP) can be applied toward a Purchase degree.

  5. Students majoring in the Visual and Performing Arts are not awarded credit for exams listed with an asterisk. 

  6. No credit is awarded for IB English language exams taken in a non-native English-speaking country or by a student whose native language is not English.

  7. SUNY General Education requirements can be satisfied by completing Higher Level exams.  See the chart below for specific details.

  8. If you are awarded credit for a particular course, you will not receive credit if you repeat this course.

  9. IB credits do not carry grades.

  10. Although students in some majors (both in the liberal arts and sciences as well as the visual and performing arts) may receive credit for IB, some may still require 4 full-time years of study to complete a Purchase College degree. Contact the Admissions Office for further details.

  11. If possible, before taking college-level courses in high school, contact an Admissions Counselor to determine whether or not you can receive credit for a particular test or course.

  12. IB contact information: International Baccalaureate Organization/475 Riverside Drive, 16th Floor/New York, NY 10115/Phone: (212) 696 4464/E-mail: ibna@ibo.org


INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) TRANSFER CHART:

Transfer credit is given for Higher Level (HL) tests only

 

COURSE TITLE

General Education Requirement or Elective

# of semester hours

Minimum Exam

Score

Anthropology: Social/Cultural Anthropology

Other World Civilization OR Social Science

6

5

Biology

Natural Science

8

5

Business & Management*

Elective

6

5

Chemistry

Natural Science

8

5

Classical Languages: Latin/Greeks
UNTIL 2009

Foreign Language
AND
Humanities

6

5

Classical Languages: Greek
BEGINNING 2010

Foreign Language

 

6

5

Classical Languages: Latin
BEGINNING 2010

Foreign Language

 

6

5

Computer Science

Mathematics Core
(NOT math proficiency)

6

5

Dance*

Art

6

5

Design Technology*

Art

6

5

Economics

Social Science AND
Mathematics Core

6

5

Language A1/English

Basic Communication AND Humanities

6

5

Language AB Initio
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Foreign Language

0

5

Language B HL
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Foreign Language

6

5

Language A2 HL
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Foreign Language

6

5

Language A2 SL
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish

Foreign Language

0

5

Environmental Systems

Natural Science

8

5

Film*

Art

6

5

Geography

Social Science

6

5

History: American

American History

6

5

History: European

Western Civilization AND Humanities

6

5

History: Islamic World

Other World Civilization

 

6

5

History: 20th Century World

Other World Civilization

6

5

ITGS (Info Tech in a Global Society)

Elective

6

5

Mathematics

Math Proficiency AND Mathematics Core

6

5

Music*

Art

6

5

Philosophy

Humanities

6

5

Physics

Natural Science

8

5

Psychology

Social Science

6

5

Sports, Exercise & Health Science

Elective

6

5

Theatre Arts*

Art

6

5

Visual Arts*

Art

6

5

World Religions

Other World Civilization

6

5

NOTE: Courses with an asterisk (*) can only count for credit for liberal arts and science majors. Those credits will not count for visual or performing arts majors.

Majors in the Liberal Studies B.A. Degree Completion Program:


Liberal Studies
Liberal Studies: Arts
Liberal Studies:
Communications/
Media Studies

Liberal Studies:
Legal Studies

INTERVIEW POLICY
Purchase College does not offer evaluative interviews for admissions except for select programs in the Visual and Performing Arts. These interviews occur during the application process by invitation only.
However, if you are interested in speaking with an admissions counselor you can arrange an informative interview. These interviews must be made in advance on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. by calling the Office of Admissions at 914-251-6300.
The lack of an interview will not have an adverse impact on your admissions decision.