One way students may earn credit by examination is through submitting a qualifying score on an IB HL Exam. This page outlines the procedures for submitting and confirming IB HL scores and the equivalent ND courses for each IB HL credit.

Submitting IB HL Scores

An official Transcript of Examination Grades must be sent by the IB Office (New York, Geneva, or London) to the University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame only awards credit for IB higher-level exams passed with scores of 6 or 7, depending on the exam. Notre Dame does not award credit for standard-level exams.

Incoming students can verify that they have been granted appropriate credit for IB exams by accessing the “Grade History” app on InsideND in mid-July. (Search “Grade History” within the InsideND portal). 

If you have not been granted IB credit you have earned, contact your First Year Advisor. If First Year Advising has not received your scores, follow the directions on the IB website to have your score report sent to the University of Notre Dame.

IB HL Scores and Equivalent ND Courses Table

Subject Score Required Credits Awarded ND Equivalent Course (the course for which you've earned credit) ND Courses Credited (what you'll see on your ND transcript)
IB - Anthropology (Social and Cultural) 6 3 ANTH 10109 ANTH 10109
IB - Arabic 6 10 MEAR 10001, MEAR 10002 MEAR 10001, MEAR 10002
IB - Biology 6 6 BIOS 10101, BIOS 10107 BIOS 10091, BIOS 10097
IB - Biology 7 8 BIOS 10172/11173, BIOS 10172/11174 BIOS 10098, BIOS 10099
IB - Chemistry 6 3 CHEM 10101 CHEM 10091
IB - Chemistry 7 4 CHEM 10171 CHEM 10097
IB - Chinese 6 5 EALC 10111 EALC 10111
IB - Economics 6 6 ECON 10010, ECON 10020 ECON 10091, ECON 10092
IB - English 6 3 WR 13100 WR 13100
IB - French 6 8 ROFR 10101, ROFR 10102 ROFR 10101, ROFR 10102
IB - German 6 8 GE 10101, GE 10102 GE 10101, GE 10102
IB - Greek 6 8 CLGR 10001, CLGR 10002 CLGR 10001, CLGR 10002
IB - History of the Americas 6 3 HIST 10010 HIST 10091
IB - Italian 6 8 ROIT 10101, ROIT 10102 ROIT 10101, ROIT 10102
IB - Japanese 6 5 EALJ 10111 EALJ 10111
IB - Latin 6 8 CLLA 10001, CLLA 10002 CLLA 10001, CLLA 10002
IB - Math 7 8 MATH 10550, MATH 10560 MATH 10091, MATH 10092
IB - Physics 6 6 PHYS 10111, PHYS 10222 PHYS 10091, PHYS 10092
IB - Physics 7 8 PHYS 10310, PHYS 10320 PHYS 10093, PHYS 10094
IB - Psychology 6 3 PSY 10000 PSY 10091
IB - Russian 6 8 RU 10101, RU 10102 RU 10101, RU 10102
IB - Spanish 6 8 ROSP 10101, ROSP 10102 ROSP 10101, ROSP 10102