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Below is a list of Credit Equivalencies for International Baccalaureate examinations (higher level only). 

In order to receive credit for IB examinations, you must have official score results forwarded directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission from the IB Office.

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University of Miami guidelines for IB credit are subject to change at any point during the academic year.


African History (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6, 7 HIS 202 3

Arabic (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5
6, 7
ARB 101
ARB 101, 102
ARB 101, 102, 201
3
6
9

Art (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent & Credits Awarded
5, 6, 7 Placement out of ART 101 after submission and approval of portfolio. Please note, no credit is awarded.

Asia/Oceana History (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6, 7 HIS 122 3

Biology (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
5, 6
7
BIL 101
BIL 150/151, 160/161
3
10

Chemistry (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
7 CHM 121, 113 5

Chinese (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
CHI 101, 102
CHI 101, 102, 201
CHI 101, 102, 201, 202
6
9
12

Computer Science (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6, 7 CSC 120 4

Economics (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
5
6, 7
ECO 211
ECO 211, 212
3
6

English A (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6, 7 ENG 105, 106 6

European History (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6 HIS 132 3

French (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
FRE 101, 102
FRE 101, 102, 201
FRE 101, 102, 201, 202
6
9
12

Geography (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6, 7 GEG 110 3

German (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
GER 101, 102
GER 101, 102, 201
GER 101, 102, 201, 202
6
9
12

History of the Americas (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
6, 7 HIS 194 3

Italian (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
ITA 101, 102
ITA 101, 102, 201
ITA 101, 102, 201, 202
6
9
12

Japanese (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
JPN 101, 102
JPN 101, 102, 201
JPN 101, 102, 201, 202
6
9
12

Latin (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5
6, 7
LAT 101
LAT 101, 102
LAT 101, 102, 201
3
6
9

Mathematics (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
5, 6
7
MTH 171
MTH 171, 172
4
8

Physics (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
5 PHY 101, 102 8

Portuguese (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
POR 101, 102
POR 101, 102, 201
POR 101, 102, 201, 202
6
9
12

Psychology (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
5, 6, 7 PSY 110 3

Social Anthropology (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
5 APY 202 3

Spanish (higher level)

Minimum Score Required UM Equivalent Credits Awarded
4
5, 6
7
SPA 101, 102
SPA 101, 102, 201
SPA 105, 201, 202, 203
6
9
12