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AP/CLEP/IB/DSST Equivalencies

International Baccalaureate

Messiah University considers International Baccalaureate courses to be similar to Advanced Placement courses of the College Entrance Examination Board. A minimum of three semester hours of credit will be granted for scores of 4 or better for Higher level courses. Three semester hours of credit will be granted for completion of Subsidiary level courses with a score of 5 or higher. If a student has received the Theory of Knowledge Diploma, three semester hours of elective credit will be granted.

Test   Score Credits Courses
Biology   HL 4
SL 5

3

BIOL 106 for Non-Biology Dept. majors*
BIOL 200 for Biology Dept. majors
Business & Management   HL 4
SL 5
3 BUSA 120
Chemistry   HL 4
SL 5
HL 5
HL 6
4
4
4
8
CHEM 103*
CHEM 103*
CHEM 105*
CHEM 105*, CHEM 106
Computer Science   HL 4
SL 5
3 CIS 180*
Dance   SL 5 3 DANC 300
Economics   HL 4
SL 5
6 ECON 120*, ECON 220
Environmental
Science
  HL 4
SL 5
3
3
BIOL 102 for Non-Biology Dept. majors*
BIOL 200 for Biology Dept. majors
Film   HL 5 3 COMM 217
Geography   HL 4
SL 5
3 ELET 100
Global Politics   HL 4
SL 5
3 POLI 212
History, European   HL 4
SL 5
6
3
HIST 101, 102*
HIST 101*
History I and II   HL 4
SL 5
6
3
HIST 141, 172*
HIST 141*

Information Technology
in Global Society

  HL 4
SL 5
3
3
CIS 100*
Languages, Modern   HL 4
SL 5

HL 4
9
6

9
FREN, GERM, SPAN 101, 102, 201*
FREN, GERM, SPAN 101, 102*

SPAN 101, 102, 201*
Literature   HL 4
SL 5
3 QuEST Literature*
Further Mathematics   HL 7 MATH 111, STAT 269*
Mathematical Studies   SL 5 3 MATH 101*
Mathematics   HL 4
SL 5
4
3
MATH 111*
MATH 101*
Mathematics: Analysis &
Approaches
  HL 4
SL 5
10
6
MATH 111, MATH 101, MATH 102*
MATH 101, MATH 102*
Mathematics: Applications &
Interpretation
  HL 4
SL 5
7
6
MATH 111, STAT 269*
MATH 101, MATH 102*
Philosophy   HL 4
SL 5
3 PHIL 101*
Physics   HL 4
HL 5
4 PHYS 201*
Psychology   HL 4
SL 5
3 PSYC 101*
Social Cultural
Anthropology
  HL 4
SL 5
3 SOCI 212*
Theatre   HL 4
SL 5
3 THEA 110*
World Religion   HL 4
SL 5
3 RELI 205*
Theory of Knowledge
Diploma Award
    3 ELET 100

*May be counted toward QuEST/General Education.

Curricula are subject to change. Messiah University reserves the right to change/update the contents of this information. Such changes will not be applied retroactively. If you have questions regarding this information, it is in your best interest to speak with the Registrar's Office.

As of Fall 2020

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Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 202-3000
iba@ibo.org