Non-Traditional Credit

International Baccalaureate (IB) - 360-992-2805

Clark College recognized the International Baccalaureate (IB) program as a coherent, challenging course of study and responds individually to each participant’s petition for granting of college credit. Students may be awarded credit for completing individual areas of study within the program. A minimum score of five (5) on the higher-level examination is required for consideration of credit. Standard-level examinations are not granted credit. A maximum of sixty (60) credits in IB coursework can apply to the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science – Transfer programs.

Students should have an official copy of their IB scores sent to Clark College, Attn: Credential Evaluations/GHL 108, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663. Once scores are received and reviewed, an email will be sent to the student at the Clark College student email address regarding the credits to be awarded. IB credits are posted to the transcript at the end of the term in which the scores were submitted as long as the student is enrolled in that term.

Specific department policies are listed below. Examinations completed in areas not listed below require appropriate department chair approval before credit will be granted.

The International Baccalaureate program is an applicable credit option and is subject to the restrictions listed under the Other Applicable Credit Options section in this catalog.

Mathematics
Students successfully completing the Higher Level Mathematics Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for MATH& 151 (5 credits) and may register for MATH& 152 (5 credits).

Chemistry
Students successfully completing the Higher Level Chemistry Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for CHEM& 141, 151, 142, 152, 143, and 153 (16 credits).

Physics
Students successfully completing the Higher Level Physics Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for PHYS& 124L, 125L, 126L, 134, 135, 136 (15 credits).

English
Students successfully completing the Higher Level English A Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for ENGL& 101 (5 credits).

Procedure for Requesting AP Credits

Students should have an official copy of their AP scores sent to Clark College, Attn: Credential Evaluations/GHL 108, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663. Once scores are received and reviewed, an email will be sent to the student at the Clark College student email address regarding the credits to be awarded. AP credits are posted to the transcript at the end of the quarter in which the scores were submitted as long as the student is enrolled in that quarter.

Scores

Art History

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: ART 151 (3 credits)

Art: Drawing, 2D Design or 3D Design

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: Humanities Distribution (5 credits)

Biology

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: BIOL& 100 (5 credits)

Calculus AB Exam

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: MATH& 151 (5 credits)

Calculus BC Exam

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: MATH& 151 and 152 (10 credits)

Chemistry

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: CHEM& 141, 151 (5 credits)

Chinese Language & Culture

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: CHIN& 121 (5 credits)

Computer Science (Exam A)

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: CS& 141 (5 credits)             

Computer Science Principles (AP CSP)

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: CSE 101 (1 credit)             

Economics (Macro)

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: ECON& 202 (5 credits)

Economics (Micro)

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: ECON& 201 (5 credits)

 English (Language and Composition Exam)

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: ENGL& 101* (5 credits)

*A 4 or 5 on each exam will award ENGL& 101 and 102

English (Composition and Literature Exam)

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: ENGL& 101* (5 credits)

*A 4 or 5 on each exam will award ENGL& 101 and 102

Environmental Science

Grade: 3, 4, or 5

Action: ENVS& 101 (5 credits)

European History

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: Social Science Distribution (5 credits)

French Language & Culture

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: World Language (5 credits)

Geography

Grade: 5

Action: GEOG&100 (5 Credits)

German Language & Culture

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: World Language (5 credits)

Government and Politics (US)

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: POLS 111 (5 credits)

Government and Politics (Comparative)

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: Social Science Distribution (5 credits)

Human Geography

Grade: 3, 4, or 5

Action: GEOG& 200 (5 credits)

Italian Language & Culture

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: World Language (5 credits)

Japanese Language

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: JAPN& 121 (5 credits)

Latin Literature & Culture

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: World Language (5 credits)

Music Listening/Literature

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: MUSC& 104

Music Theory

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: MUSC& 141

Physics 1 or 2 (formerly Physics B Exam)

Grade: 3, 4, or 5

Action: PHYS& 124, 134 (5 credits)

Physics (Physics C Mechanics Exam)

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: PHYS& 124, 134 (5 credits)

Psychology

Grade: 4 or 5

Action: PSYC& 100 (5 credits)

Spanish Language & Culture*

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: SPAN& 121 (5 credits)

*A 4 or 5 on Spanish Literature & Culture will award 5 credits of World Language

Statistics

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: MATH& 146

U.S. History

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: HIST& 146, 147, and148 (15 credits)

World History

Grade: 3, 4 or 5

Action: HIST& 126, 127 and 128 (15 credits)

Where to Get AP Scores

The College Board: Advanced Placement Program
PO Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: 609-771-7300
TTY: 609-882-4118
www.collegeboard.org