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International Baccalaureate Credit

Hawkeye Community College does provide advanced standing credit for students who complete and pass International Baccalaureate examinations during their secondary studies.  Students must earn a score of 4 or above to receive advanced credit for Higher Level (HL) subjects and 5 or above for Standard Level (SL) subjects. More information on the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Hawkeye Community College grants college credits for completion of International Baccalaureate exams at the score levels listed below.  

IB Course Course Equivalency Description Credit Hours Given
Visual Arts HL HUM-XB1 Humanities B: Literature & Fine Arts Elective 6
Theatre Arts SL HUM-XB1 Humanities B: Literature & Fine Arts Elective 6
Economics SL SSS-XBT Social Science B: American Society Elective 3
SSS-XCT Social Science C: Social Sciences Elective 3
Economics HL ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
English HL LIT-101 Introduction to Literature 6
History SL HUM-XAT Humanities A: Western Civilization Elective 3
History HL HUM-XAT Humanities A: Western Civilization Elective 3
HUM-XAT Humanities A: Western Civilization Elective 3
Lang & Literature HL HUM-XB2 Humanities B: Philosophy and Religion Elective 6
Math Studies MAT-XTX Math Elective 3
Mathematics SL MAT-XCT Math Elective 3
Mathematics HL MAT-156 Statistics 4
Biology SL SCI-XAL Biological Science with Lab Elective 4
Biology HL BIO-113 General Biology II 4
SCI-XAL Biological Science with Lab Elective 4
Chemistry SL SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Chemistry HL CHM-165 General Chemistry I 4
SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Physics SL SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Physics HL PHY-162 College Physics I 4
SCI-XBL Physical Science with Lab Elective 4
Spanish SL FLL-XTX Foreign Language Elective 5

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