International Baccalaureate Exams (IB)

Column 2 - IGETC: Applied to Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) certification with a score of 5, 6, or 7.

Column 3 - CSU GE: Applied to California State University General Education (CSU GE) certification with a score of 5, 6, or 7 unless otherwise noted.

Column 4 - AA/AS GE: Applied to Associate Degree general education area at CaƱada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College with a score of 5, 6, or 7 unless otherwise noted.

Column 5 - CSU provides elective units towards admissions. The units applied toward GE are part of admissions units.

IB HL EXAM IGETC
3 semester units toward IGETC Area
CSU GE
3 semester units toward CSU GE
AA/AS GE
3 semester units for AA/AS GE
CSM Units for Admission
Units are not applicable at the community college level
IB Biology HL Area 5B Area B2 AA GE E5a 6
IB Chemistry HL Area 5A Area B1 AA GE E5a 6
IB Economics HL Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 6
IB Geography HL Area 4 Area D AA GE E5b 6
IB History HL (any region) Area 3B or Area 4 Area C2 or Area D AA GE E5b or E5c 6
IB Language A: Literature HL Area 3B and Area 6A - Any language except English Passing score of 4 - Area C2 Passing score of 4 - AA GE E5c 6
IB Language A: Language and Literature HL Area 3B and Area 6A - Any language except English Passing score of 4 - Area C2 Passing score of 4 - AA GE E5c 6
IB Language A1 HL (any language) taken prior to Fall 2013 Area 3B - Any language Passing score of 4 - Area C2 Passing score of 4 - AA GE E5c 6
IB Language A2 HL taken prior to Fall 2013 Area 3B - Any language Passing score of 4 - Area C2 Passing score of 4 - AA GE E5c 6
IB Language B HL (any language) Area 6A - Any language NA NA 6
IB Mathematics HL Area 2 Passing score of 4 - Area B4 Passing score of 4 - AA C1 and AA GE E2c 6
IB Physics HL Area 5A Area B1 AA GE E5a 6
IB Psychology HL Area 4 Area D AA GE E5c 3
IB Theatre HL Area 3A Passing score of 4 - Area C1 Passing score of 4 - AA GE E5c 6