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Transfer Information: International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB credit will be given to students who receive a grade of 5 or higher on Higher-level (HL) exams. No credit will be given for Subsidiary-level exams. Students must provide an official report of their IB exam scores. Information for sending a transcript can be found here.

Multiple exams for one subject will not be given duplicate credit.

The following list is not exhaustive of IB exams.

IB Exam Equivalency (credit)
Art Art elective (3)
Biology Biology core (4)
Chemistry Physical Sci core (4)
Computer CS 108 (4)
Economics ECON 221(4)
English ENGL 101(3)
English Lit Literature core (3)
French FREN 202 (4)
Geography GEOG 110 (4)
History, Americas History core (4)
History, European History core (4)
History, US History elective (3)
Indonesian LCTL (4)
Korean KOR 202
Mathematics Mathematics core (3)
Music MUSC 103
Philosophy Philosophy core (3)
Physics Physical science core (4)
Psychology PSYC 151 (3)
Spanish SPAN 202 (4)
Visual Arts Rhetoric in culture core (3)


Advanced-Level, Cambridge Exams

Calvin will accept A-Level exam scores of C or better for college credit in certain subjects. This exam policy is in progress.

Exam Course credit
Biology Biology 111*
Chemistry Chemistry 103*
Economics Economics 151
English English 101
Geography Geography 110
History History 152
Information Sys Foundations of Info Tech Core - IDIS 110
Math Mathematics 171 (CalculusI)
Maths - Further Mathematics 172 (Calculus II)
Physics Physics 222, possible 133 upon review*

*The registrar's office may work with designated academic departments for further review of higher level achievement and curriculum depth on a case-by-case basis.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Calvin College accepts credit only for the successful completion (50 or higher) of the Calculus with Elementary Functions CLEP examination. Credit granted for this exam is equivalent to 4 semester hours of Calculus I (Math 171). No other CLEP examinations are accepted.

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