CCS International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalency Chart


CCS recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma, the Career Programme, as well as individually completed IB courses. Students seeking credit for any examination-based or dual enrollment coursework may be granted a maximum of 30 credit hours upon enrollment.

Official placement of any credit is subject to our transfer credit policy including receipt of an official exam transcript. To request a transcript be sent to CCS, go to:

IB Subject NameMin. IB ScoreCCS Equivalent CoursePotential Credits
Social and Cultural Anthropology5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
Biology5+4+DNS 345: Biology & Earth Science3
Business Management5+4+DAS 213: Business Practices3
Chemistry5+4+DNS: Natural Science Elective3
Computer Science5+4DNS: Natural Science Elective3
NA5+DNS Elective & either General Elective or Major Studio*6
Dance5+4+General Elective3
Design Technology5+4DNS: Natural Science Elective3
NA5+DNS Elective & either General Elective or Major Studio*6
Economics5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
Environmental Systems5+NADNS 345: Biology & Earth Science3
Film5+4DVC 306: Introduction to Film3
NA5+DVC 306 + either General Elective or Major Studio*6
Geography5+4+DNS 345: Biology & Earth Science3
History (Any)5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
(English) Language A 5+4DEN 101: Composition I3
NA5+DEN 101: Composition I + DEN 102: Composition II6
Language A (not in English)5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
Language B (in English)NA5+ELS 101: Composition for Non-Native English Speakers4
Language B (not in English)5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
Further Mathematics5+4+DNS 230: Basic Math Skills3
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches5+4+DNS 230: Basic Math Skills3
Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation5+4+DNS 230: Basic Math Skills3
Music5+4+General Elective3
Physics5+4+DNS: Natural Science Elective3
Philosophy5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
Politics5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3
Psychology5+4+DSS 221: Intro to Psychology3
Theatre5+4+DLE--- Elective or DFN142*3
Visual Arts5+4DVC (Visual Culture Elective) or Foundations (DFN) Studio*3
N/A5+DVC Elective + either General Elective or DFN Studio*6
World Religions5+4+DLE: (General Education) Elective3

Required Core Components of the IB Diploma (letter grading scale)

RequirementMinimum GradeCCS Equivalent CoursePotential Credits
(EE) Extended Essay C' or aboveDLE --- : General Education Elective3
(TOK) Theory of KnowledgeC' or aboveDLE --- : General Education Elective3
(CAS) Creativity-Activity-Servicemust be fully satisfied in order to receive college credit for core requirements
*for courses with multiple equivalents listed: Work examples from studio courses may be required to finalize evaluation and placement. See your CCS admissions counselor for details
To download our current undergraduate catalog and view descriptions of the equivalent courses, go to