Non-Traditional Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB)

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Clark College recognized the International Baccalaureate (IB) program as a coherent, challenging course of study and responds individually to each participant’s petition for granting of college credit. Students may be awarded credit for completing individual areas of study within the program. A minimum score of five (5) on the higher-level examination is required for consideration of credit. Standard-level examinations are not granted credit. A maximum of sixty (60) credits in IB coursework can apply to the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science – Transfer programs.

Students should have an official copy of their IB scores sent to:

Clark College
Attn: Credential Evaluations/GHL 108
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Once scores are received and reviewed, an email will be sent to the student at the Clark College student email address regarding the credits to be awarded. IB credits are posted to the transcript at the end of the term in which the scores were submitted as long as the student is enrolled in that term.

Specific department policies are listed below. Examinations completed in areas not listed below require appropriate department chair approval before credit will be granted.

The International Baccalaureate program is an applicable credit option and is subject to the restrictions listed under the Other Applicable Credit Options section in this catalog.

Mathematics

Students successfully completing the Higher Level Mathematics Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for MATH&151 (5 credits) and may register for MATH&152 (5 credits).

Chemistry

Students successfully completing the Higher Level Chemistry Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for CHEM&141, CHEM&151, CHEM&142, CHEM&152, CHEM&143, and CHEM&153 (16 credits).

Physics

Students successfully completing the Higher Level Physics Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for PHYS&124, PHYS&125, PHYS&126, PHYS&134, PHYS&135, PHYS&136 (15 credits).

English

Students successfully completing the Higher Level English A Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for ENGL&101 (5 credits).

Procedure for Requesting AP Credits

Students should have an official copy of their AP scores sent to:

Clark College
Attn: Credential Evaluations/GHL 108
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Once scores are received and reviewed, an email will be sent to the student at the Clark College student email address regarding the credits to be awarded. AP credits are posted to the transcript at the end of the quarter in which the scores were submitted as long as the student is enrolled in that quarter.

Scores

Subject Grade Action
Art History 3, 4 or 5 ART  151 (3 credits/units)
Art: Drawing, 2D Design or 3D Design 4 or 5 Humanities Distribution (5 credits/units)
Biology 3, 4 or 5 BIOL&100 (5 credits/units)
Calculus AB Exam 3, 4 or 5 MATH&151 (5 credits/units)
Calculus BC Exam 3, 4 or 5 MATH&151 and MATH&152 (10 credits/units)
Chemistry 3, 4 or 5 CHEM&141, CHEM&151 (5 credits/units)
Chinese Language & Culture 3, 4 or 5 CHIN&121 (5 credits/units)
Computer Science (Exam A) 3, 4 or 5 CS& 141 (5 credits/units)
Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) 3, 4 or 5 CSE  101 (1 credit/unit)
Economics (Macro) 3, 4 or 5 ECON&202 (5 credits/units)
Economics (Micro) 3, 4 or 5 ECON&201 (5 credits/units)
English (Language and Composition Exam) 4 or 5 ENGL&1011 (5 credits/units)
English (Composition and Literature Exam) 4 or 5 ENGL&1011 (5 credits/units)
Environmental Science 3, 4, or 5 ENVS&101 (5 credits/units)
European History 3, 4 or 5 Social Science Distribution (5 credits/units)
French Language & Culture 3, 4 or 5 World Language (5 credits/units)
Geography 5 GEOG&100 (5 credits/units)
German Language & Culture 3, 4 or 5 World Language (5 credits/units)
Government and Politics (US) 4 or 5 POLS 111 (5 credits/units)
Government and Politics (Comparative) 4 or 5 Social Science Distribution (5 credits/units)
Human Geography 3, 4, or 5 GEOG&200 (5 credits/units)
Italian Language & Culture 3, 4 or 5 World Language (5 credits/units)
Japanese Language 3, 4 or 5 JAPN&121 (5 credits/units)
Latin Literature & Culture 4 or 5 World Language (5 credits/units)
Music Listening/Literature 3, 4 or 5 MUSC&104
Music Theory 3, 4 or 5 MUSC&141
Physics 1 or 2 (formerly Physics B Exam) 3, 4, or 5 PHYS&124, PHYS&134 (5 credits/units)
Physics (Physics C Mechanics Exam) 3, 4 or 5 PHYS&124, PHYS&134 (5 credits/units)
Psychology 4 or 5 PSYC&100 (5 credits/units)
Spanish Language & Culture 3, 4 or 5 SPAN&1212 (5 credits/units)
Statistics 3, 4 or 5 MATH&146
U.S. History 3, 4 or 5 HIST&146, HIST&147, and HIST&148 (15 credits/units)
World History 3, 4 or 5 HIST&126, HIST&127 and HIST&128 (15 credits/units)

Where to Get AP Scores

The College Board: Advanced Placement Program
PO Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300
TTY: 609-882-4118
www.collegeboard.org