To receive credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations, an official transcript of examination grades must be officially sent by the IB Office directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Contact the International Baccalaureate Organization to submit scores to the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor electronically. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions only awards credit for IB Higher Level examinations.

Please note: guidelines are subject to change and are current as of 2021.

I.B. Subject Level I.B. Grade Course Equivalent (Credit Hours) Total Hours
Biology
  HL 4 Biology 100 (4) 4
  HL 5 or above Biology 195 (5) 5
Chemistry
  HL 4 Chemistry 130 (3), 125 (1), 126 (1) 5
  HL 5 or above Chemistry 130 (3), 125 (1), 126 (1), Dept. (3) 8
Computer Science
  HL 4 EECS 101 (4)  4
  HL 5 or above EECS 101 and EECS Dept. (2) 6
Dance
  HL 5 or above Dance Dept. (3) 3
Design Technology
  HL 5 or above Interdepartmental (Artdes) (3)
Interdisciplinary (Interid) Dept. (3)
6
Economics
  HL 5 or above Economics 101 (4) and
Economics 102 (4)
8
English A: Language and Literature and English A: Literature
  HL 5 Lit. Dept (3) 3
  HL 6 or 7 Lit. Dept (6) 6
Film
  HL 5 or above Film, Television, and Media Dept (4) 4
Foreign Languages (B)
Chinese HL 4 or above Asian Languages Dept. (8) 8
Danish HL 4 or above Danish Dept. (8) 8
French HL 4 or above

French 232 (4)*
French 250x (3)†**

Placement into French 235

*Course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement.

†3 additional credits for French 250x will be awarded upon completion of French 235 or RCLANG 320 with a grade of "B" or better

**Counts toward the French major or minor as a 270-level course.

***4 credits plus an optional additional 3 credits upon completion of French 235

4***
German HL 4 or above

German 232 (4)*

*4 additional credits for Ger 301X will be awarded for completing German 300, 315, 325, 326, 332, 336, 350, 380, 383, 385, 388, 389, or RCLANG 321 with a grade of "B" or better.

4*
Hindi HL 4 or above ASIANLAN 115 (4) and ASIANLAN 116 (4) 8
Italian HL 4 or above

Italian 232* (4 credits)
Italian 235†** (3 credits)
Eligible to enroll in Italian 232 or above

*Course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement.

†3 additional credits for Italian 235 will be awarded for completing any course beyond Italian 232 taught in Italian with a grade of "B" or better

**Counts toward the Italian major or minor as an upper 200 level course

***4 credits plus an optional additional 3 credits upon completion of one Italian course beyond 232 taught in Italian

4***
Japanese HL 4 or above Asian Languages Dept. (8) 8
Latin HL 4 or above Latin 231 (4) and Latin 232 (4) 8
Modern Greek HL 4 or above Greek Dept. (8) 8
Mandarin HL 4 or above Asian Languages Dept. (8) 8
Norwegian HL 4 or above Norw. Dept. (8) 8
Portuguese HL 4 or above

Portug 232* (4)
Portug 201x†** (3)
Eligible to enroll above Portuguese 232

† 3 additional credits for Portug 201x will be awarded for completing one course beyond Portug 232, taught in Portuguese, with a grade of "B" or better.

*Satisfies the LSA Language Requirement

**Counts toward the Portuguese minor as a 200 level course.

***4 credits plus an optional 3 additional credits upon completion of a Portuguese course beyond 232 taught in Portuguese

4***
Russian HL 4 or above Russian Dept. (7) 7
Spanish
(A or B)
HL 4 or above

Spanish 232 (4)*

Spanish 279x (3)†**

Placement into Spanish 277

*Course credits satisfy the LSA language requirement.

†3 additional credits for Spanish 279x will be awarded for completing Spanish 277 or RCLANG 324 with a grade of "B" or better.

**Counts toward the Spanish major or minor as a 279-399 level course.

***4 credits plus an optional 3 additional credits upon completion of Spanish 277

4***
Others HL 4 or above Dept. (8) 8
Geography
  HL 5 or above Geography Dept. (4) 4
Global Politics
  HL 5 or above Political Science Dept. - 100 Level (3) 3
History
Africa HL 5 or above History Dept. - 100 Level (4) 4
History of the Americas HL 5 or above History Dept. - 100 Level (4) 4
Asia/Middle East HL 5 or above History Dept. - 100 Level (4) 4
European HL 5 or above History Dept. - 100 Level (4) 4
Other HL 5 or above History Dept. - 100 Level (4) 4
ITGS
(Information Technology in a Global Society)
  HL 5 or above 4 credits of interdepartmental social science 4
Mathematics Analysis and Approaches

Engineering & others

LSA

HL

HL

6

7

6

7

ENGIN Math 120 (115) 4

ENGIN Math: 120 (115) 4 and 121 (116) 4

LSA Math: 120 (115) 2**

LSA Math: 120 (115) 2*** and 121 (116) 2***

4

8

2**

4***

**2 additional credits for Math 120 can be granted after successful completion of higher-level math courses with grade of C or better. (**Math 116, 156, 174, 175, 185, 186, 295)

***2 additional credits can be granted for each Math 120 and Math 121 upon successful completion of this course with grade of C or better. (***Math 174, 175, 185, 186, 215, 216, 285 255, 256, 295)

Contact Student Services staff: 734-763-4223, Mathematics, 2084 East Hall, 1043, math-undergrad-office@umich.edu.

Music
  HL 5 or above Music Theory Dept. (4) 4
Music History
  HL 5 or above Music History Dept. (4) 4
Philosophy
  HL 5 or above Philosophy Dept. (4) 4
Physics
  HL 4 or above Physics 140 (4), 141 (1), 240 (4), 241 (1) 10
Psychology
  HL 5 or above Psychology 111 (4) Dept. (4) 8
Soc. Cult. Anthro.
  HL 5 or above Anthro Dept. (4) 4
Theatre Arts
  HL 5 or above Theatre and Drama Dept. (4) 4
Visual Arts
  HL 5 or above Art Dept. (4) 4