International Baccalaureate Policy

Students may be awarded credit for an International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) programs according to the faculty policy for International Baccalaureate.

Credit is awarded only upon receipt of the official International Baccalaureate transcript with the examination scores.

  • The IB subjects must be equivalent to subjects taught at Bates, with “English” accepted only if the focus was on literature rather than language instruction.
  • For courses taken in the “Higher Level Subjects” category:
    1.0 Bates course credit – examination grade of 5
    2.0 Bates course credits – examination grades of 6 or 7
  • For courses taken in the “Subsidiary Level Subjects” category (note some departments/programs prohibit subsidiary level credit):
    1.0 Bates course credit – examination grade of 6 or 7

A maximum of four non-Bates credits, including International Baccalaureate credit, may be awarded. Junior Semester/Year Abroad credit does not count towards this “non-Bates” maximum.

Credit awarded as “Unspecified” does not have a Bates course equivalency but does count towards the credit requirement for graduation.

SubjectHigher Level Subsidiary Level
 567 67
       
Amharic Litno creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
Arabic Litno creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
Art History1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Art studio 3D1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Biology1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Business Managementno creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
Chemistry107A107A & 108A107A & 108A 107A107A
Chinese Lit1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Chinese-Mandarin1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Computer Science1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Design Tech.no creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
Economics150150 & 1 unspecified150 & 1 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
English Lit1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Enviroment Science1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Env. And Soc.      
Film1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
French Lang201201 & 1 unspecified201 & 1 unspecified 201201
French Lit201201 & 1 unspecified201 & 1 unspecified 201201
 Human Geography (INDS)1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
German201201 & 1 unspecified201 & 1 unspecified 201201
Global Politics1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Govt. & Politics – US1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
History (Americas)1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
History Africa & Mid. East1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
History Asia & Oceania1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
History Europe1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
History(ME)1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Italian1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Information Tech Glob.Soc.      
Japanese1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Latin Language201201 & 202201 & 202 201201
Latin Lit201201 & 202201 & 202 201201
Literature & Performance      
Math Studies101101 & I UNSP101 & 1 unsepcified 101101
Mathematics105105 & 106105 & 106 105105
Mathematics Analysis & Approaches105105 & 106105 & 106 no creditno credit
Mathematics Applications & Interpretation105105105 no creditno credit
Music – Listen & lit.see chairsee chairsee chair see chairsee chair
Music Solo. Perf.      
Music theorysee chairsee chairsee chair see chairsee chair
Physics107107 & 1 unspecified107 & 1 unspecified 107107
Psychology101101 & 1 unspecified101 & 1 unspecified 101101
Soc.Cul.Anth.      
Somali Litno creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
Spanish Lang201201 & 1 unspecified201 & 1 unspecified 201201
Spanish Lit201201 & 1 unspecified201 & 1 unspecified 201201
Sports Ex.Sci.no creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
*StatisticsMath 101Math 101 & 1 unsepcifiedMath 101 & 1 unsepcified Math 101Math 101
Thai Lang & Litno creditno creditno credit no creditno credit
Theatre1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
Visual Arts1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecified1 unspecified
World Religion1 unspecified2 unspecified2 unspecified 1 unspecifiedunspecified
       
*Statistics can be posted as ECON 250 upon request
       
HL SL    
5 = 1 credit 6=1 credit    
6 or 7 = 2 credits 7=1 credit