May 30, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program is a pre-college course of study for secondary school students. The IB program leads to examinations that provide documentation of achievement that qualifies a student for advanced standing. Students who successfully complete the IB Diploma Program will receive 24 semester credit hours of college credit if certain score levels are met. The student must request that the IB office send official scores to the Alvin Community College Registrar’s Office. The credit is not posted automatically; therefore, the student must request that the scores be evaluated for credit by completing the Application for Prior Learning Assessment-Departmental Exams, Mirror Coursework, Industry Certification/Career Portfolios.

Students will not be charged for this evaluation of credit. After the evaluation, IB credit will be posted to the student’s transcript as credit by examination depicting the course articulated and an S (satisfactory) grade. Credit awarded by another college or university for the IB coursework is not considered transferable without an official report. The courses and the examination scores used as the basis for credit are listed below:

Biology SL 4 BIOL-1406
Biology HL 4 BIOL-1406, 1407
Business & Management 4 BUSI-1301
Chemistry HL 4 CHEM-1411
Chemistry HL 5 CHEM-1411, 1412
Economics SL 4 ECON-2301
Economics HL 5 ECON-2301, 2302
English HL Lang A1 or A2 4 ENGL-1301
Environmental Systems & Societies SL 4 GEOL-1405
Foreign Languages:  
  Language A1 or A2 or B (HL) 4 FREN-1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
  Language B (SL) 4 FREN-1411, 1412
  Language AB 4 FREN-1411
  Language A1 or A2 or B (HL) 4 SPAN-1411, 1412, 2311, 2312
  Language B (SL) 4 SPAN-1411, 1412
  Language AB 4 SPAN-1411
  Europe 4 HIST-2311
Mathematics HL 4 MATH-2412, 2413
Mathematics w/further math (HL only) 4 MATH-1342
Mathematics Methods (SL) 4 MATH-1324
Mathematical Studies (SL) 4 MATH-1332
Music 4 MUSI-1306
Philosophy 4 PHIL-1301
Physics SL 4 PHYS-1401
Physics HL 4 PHYS-1401, 1402
Psychology 4 PSYC-2301

SL = Standard Level
HL = Higher Level