IB Test Score Equivalencies at RTC

The chart below represents the credit/courses awarded for each International Baccalaureate (IB) exam recognized by Renton Technical College. Students may receive elective or direct course equivalency credit for successful IB exam completion. A maximum of 45 credits can be awarded for credit by examination (AP, IB and CLEP).

IB SL or HL Examination Score Credit Equivalency
 African History  Elective (5) 
  HIST Social Science Distribution (5) 
  HIST Social Science Distribution (5) 
  HIST Social Science Distribution (5) 
American History  Elective (5) 
  HIST&146 or HIST&147 or HIST&148 (5) 
  HIST&146 or HIST&147 or HIST&148 (5) 
  HIST&146 or HIST&147 or HIST&148 (5) 
Language A  Elective (5) 
Arabic A, Chinese A, French A, Japanese A, Russian A, Spanish A  Humanities distribution elective (5) 
  Humanities distribution elective (5) 
  Humanities distribution elective (5) 
Language B  Elective (5) 
Arabic A, Chinese A, French A, Japanese A, Russian A, Spanish A  World Language&121 (5) 
  World Language&121 (5) 
  World Language&121 and &122 (10) 
Art / Design  Elective (5) 
  ART Humanities distribution (5) 
  ART Humanities distribution (5) 
  ART Humanities distribution (5) 
Biology  Elective (5) 
  BIOL&100 or BIOL&160 (5) 
  BIOL&100 or BIOL&160 (5) 
  BIOL&100 or BIOL&160 (5) 
Business & Management  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
Chemistry  Elective (5) 
  CHEM&121 or CHEM&161 (5) 
  CHEM&121 or CHEM&161 or CHEM&162 (5) 
  CHEM&121 or CHEM&161 or CHEM&162 (5) 
Computer Science  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
Design Technology  Elective (5) 
  General Education Elective (5) 
  General Education Elective (5) 
  General Education Elective (5) 
East/Southeast Asia and Oceania History  Elective (5) 
  HIST Social Science Distribution (5) 
  HIST Social Science Distribution (5) 
  HIST Social Science Distribution (5) 
Economics  Elective (5) 
  ECON&201 (5) 
  ECON&201 and ECON&202 (10) 
  ECON&201 and ECON&202 (10) 
English A Literature  Elective (5) 
  ENGL&111 (5) 
  ENGL&111 (5) 
  ENGL&111 (5) 
English A Language & Literature  Elective (5) 
  ENGL&101 
  ENGL&101 
  ENGL&101 
European History  Elective (5) 
  HIST&116 or HIST&117 or HIST&118 (5) 
  HIST&116 or HIST&117 or HIST&118 (5) 
  HIST&116 or HIST&117 or HIST&118 (5) 
Geography  Elective (5) 
  Social Science Distribution (5) 
  Social Science Distribution (5) 
  Social Science Distribution (5) 
Global Politics  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
Information Technology in a Global Society  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
Mathematics  Elective (5) 
  MATH&142 (5) 
  MATH&142 (5) 
  MATH&151 (5) 
Further Mathematics  Elective (5) 
  MATH&151 (5) 
  MATH&151 (5) 
  MATH&151 (5) 
Music  Elective (5) 
  MUSC&105 (5) 
  MUSC&105 (5) 
  MUSC&105 (5) 
Philosophy  Elective (5) 
  PHIL&101 (5) 
  PHIL&101 (5) 
  PHIL&101 (5) 
Physics  Elective (5) 
  PHYS&114, PHYS&115 and PHYS&116 (15) 
  PHYS&114, PHYS&115 and PHYS&116 (15) 
  PHYS&114, PHYS&115 and PHYS&116 (15) 
Psychology  Elective (5) 
  PSYC&100 (5) 
  PSYC&100 (5) 
  PSYC&100 (5) 
Social & Cultural Anthropology  Elective (5) 
  ANTH&206 (5) 
  ANTH&206 (5) 
  ANTH&206 (5) 
Sports, Exercise & Health Science  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
  Elective (5) 
Theatre  Elective (5) 
  DRMA&101 (5) 
  DRMA&101 (5) 
  DRMA&101 (5) 
Visual Arts  Elective (5) 
  ART Humanities Distribution (5) 
  ART Humanities Distribution (5) 
  ART Humanities Distribution (5) 

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last updated August 2019