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University of Pittsburgh    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Nov 30, 2020
 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

IB Score Information


The following is a list of international baccalaureate tests and scores accepted by the Swanson School of Engineering:

Description Score Credits For # Credits
       
Biology HL (B grade) 5 BIOSC 0050, 0150 4
Biology HL (A grade) 6, 7 BIOSC 0050, 0150, 0060, 0160 8
       
Chemistry 5 CHEM 0110 4
Chemistry 6,7 CHEM 0110, 0120 8
       
Economics HL 6, 7 ECON 0100, 0110 6
       
English A1 or A 5, 6, 7 ENGLIT 0590 3
       
Film HL 5, 6, 7 FMST 0120 3
       
French HL   see dept.  
       
German HL 5, 6, 7 GER 0000 3
       
History American HL 5 HIST 0600 3
History American HL 6, 7 HIST 0600, 0601 6
History Europe HL 5 HIST 0100 3
History Europe HL 6, 7 HIST 0100, 0101 6
       
Math HL 5, 6, 7 MATH 0220 4
       
Music HL 5, 6, 7 MUSIC 0000 3
       
Psychology HL 5, 6, 7 PSY 0010 3
       
Theatre Arts HL 5, 6, 7 THEA 0800 3
       
Visual Arts HL 5, 6, 7 SA 0000 3

NOTE: Of the six humanities/social science electives that students must take to graduate from the Swanson School of Engineering, only two may be satisfied by AP and/or IB credit.

NOTE: The Swanson School of Engineering only accepts the HL IB scores noted above.  No SL scores will be accepted.

Please be aware that IB credits are subject to change at any time and that this list is intended as a guide.  IB credit cannot be reviewed and issued until the student is enrolled as a University of Pittsburgh student.

Foundational courses in the First-Year Engineering program are taken in sequence.  AP/IB credit may be used for foundational courses (e.g. Math).  If a student chooses to repeat a course at Pitt for which he/she has AP/IB credit, then AP/IB credit for subsequent courses in the same sequence is forfeited.  Please note that this applies to equivalent courses (e.g. CHEM 0110 and 0120/CHEM 0960 and 0970 are equivalent courses.  If a student with AP Chemistry credit chooses to take CHEM 0960 at Pitt , he/she may not then use AP credit for CHEM 0120.)  Additionally, if a student with IB credit repeats a class at the University and earns less than the minimum required grade to move forward in the course sequence, he/she may not retroactively use IB credit to earn credit for that course.

 

 



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