Undergraduate Advising at UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas evaluates credit by examination periodically. The equivalencies below are effective beginning with the Spring 2020 term.

Click here for equivalencies effective for Fall 2019.

Petitioning International Baccalaureate Credit

Entering first year students must see their academic advisor to determine the best application of International Baccalaureate (IB) credit. Petitioning examination of credit should be completed within the student’s first term at UT Dallas, but not later than the first day of the student’s graduating term. A first year student must weigh the advantages of accepting college credit through IB exams against the possible impact such credit might have on tuition rebate eligibility and their readiness for subsequent courses in an academic sequence. UT Dallas must receive an official score report from the testing agency that provided the examination. UT Dallas does not accept examination credit from other higher education institutions’ transcripts.

In accordance with Texas Education Code 51.968, The University of Texas at Dallas will award undergraduate course credit for achieving the required IB examination scores below. Students who have earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma and present IB exam scores of 4 or higher should consult an academic advisor to review credit application.

Courses shown in green meet Texas Core Curriculum requirements.

IB Course Credit

IB TEST SCORE LEVEL UT DALLAS EQUIVALENCY SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
Biology Minimum 5 Standard BIOL1300 3SCH
Biology Minimum 7 Standard BIOL2311/2111
BIOL2312/2112
8SCH
Biology Minimum 4 Higher BIOL1300 3SCH
Biology Minimum 6 Higher BIOL2311/2111
BIOL2312/2112
8SCH
Chemistry Minimum 7 Standard CHEM1311/1111
CHEM1312/1112
8SCH
Chemistry Minimum 6 Higher CHEM1311/1111
CHEM1312/1112
8SCH
Computer Science Minimum 6 Higher CS1336/1136 4SCH
Computer Science Minimum 6 Standard CS1334/1134 4SCH
Economics Minimum 5 Standard ECON2301 3SCH
Economics Minimum 5 Higher ECON2301
ECON2302
6SCH
Language A:
Literature
Minimum 4 Standard or Higher RHET1302 3SCH
Language A:
Literature
Minimum 5 Standard or Higher RHET1302
LIT1301
6SCH
Language A:
Language and Literature
Minimum 4 Standard or Higher RHET1302 3SCH
Language A:
Language and Literature
Minimum 5 Standard or Higher RHET1302
LIT1301
6SCH
Environmental Systems
and Societies
Minimum 4 Standard Geoscience elective credit 3SCH
Environmental Systems
and Societies
Minimum 6 Standard GEOS2302 3SCH
Geography Minimum 4 Higher Geography elective credit 3SCH
Geography Minimum 5 Higher GEOG2303 3SCH
History (Any Regional Area) Minimum 6 Higher History elective credit 6SCH
Any B language offered by UTD Minimum 4 Standard Language elective credit 3SCH
Arabic B Minimum 5 Higher ARAB1311
ARAB1312
6SCH
Chinese B Minimum 5 Higher CHIN1311
CHIN1312
6SCH
French B Minimum 5 Higher FREN1311
FREN1312
6SCH
Spanish (A or B)* Minimum 5 Standard SPAN1311
SPAN1312
SPAN2311
9SCH
Spanish (A or B)* Minimum 5 Higher SPAN1311
SPAN1312
SPAN2311
SPAN2312
12SCH
Mathematics Minimum 6 Standard MATH2312 3SCH
Mathematics Minimum 7 Standard MATH2312
STAT1342
6SCH
Mathematics Minimum 4 Higher MATH1314 3SCH
Mathematics Minimum 6 Higher MATH1325
MATH1326
STAT1342
9SCH
Further Mathematics Minimum 6 Higher MATH2312
MATH2333
MATH2413
STAT1342
13SCH
Further Mathematics Minimum 7 Higher MATH2312
MATH2333
MATH2413
STAT1342
STAT2332
16SCH
Music Minimum 4 Standard or Higher MUSI1306 3SCH
Philosophy Minimum 4 Standard or Higher PHIL1301 3SCH
Physics Minimum 7 Standard PHYS1301/2125
PHYS1302
/2126
8SCH
Physics Minimum 6 Higher PHYS1301/2125
PHYS1302
/2126
8SCH
Psychology Minimum 5 Higher PSY2301 3SCH
Theatre Minimum 4 Standard or Higher THEA1310 3SCH
Visual Arts Minimum 4 Standard or Higher AHST2331 3SCH
Film Minimum 4 Standard or Higher FILM2332 3SCH

* Students continuing in this language should take a placement exam

Last Updated October 31, 2019