Students with an IB Diploma have the potential to enter Drew with sophomore standing (a maximum of 32 credits will be awarded).

Higher Level IB courses (HL) – Students with a score of 5 or above will be awarded 8 Drew credits up to a maximum of 32 credits.

Standard Level IB courses (SL) – Students with a score of 5 or above will be awarded 4 Drew credits up to a maximum of 32 credits.

Please see the Academic Policies page in the catalog for Drew’s policy on credit for IB courses and the IB Diploma.

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IB Course Title HL / SL Drew Equivalency Action Required of the Student
Arabic Language B SL A score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Arabic 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
Arabic Language B HL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Arabic 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement. It also grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in the language. The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Art History SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ARTH 101 or ARTH 102. Student must contact the registrar or their adviser if they prefer to have credit for ARTH 102, otherwise credit for ARTH 101 will be granted.
Biology SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive four elective credits and may take the tests for exemption from BIOL 150 and/or 160. Student must take the placement test to determine course exemptions.
Biology HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for BIOL 150 and 160.
Business and Management SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive four 100-level elective credits toward the major or minor. Student must contact the department chair to have the credits applied to the major or minor.
Business and Management HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive four 100-level elective credits toward the major or minor plus four Drew elective credits. Student must contact the department chair to have the credits applied to the major or minor.
Chemistry SL For a score of 5 or higher, students will receive four elective credits. Students who scored 6 or higher and who wish to receive credit for CHEM 150 and/or CHEM 160 should consult with the department chair. Students who wish to receive credit for CHEM 150 and/or CHEM 160 should consult the department chair.
Chemistry HL For a score of 5 or higher, students will receive eight elective credits. Students who scored 6 or higher and who wish to receive credit for CHEM 150 and/or CHEM 160 should consult with the department. Students who wish to receive credit for CHEM 150 and/or CHEM 160 should consult the department chair.
Chinese Language B SL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Chinese 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
Chinese Language B HL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Chinese 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement. It also grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in the language. The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Classic Languages (Greek, Latin) SL Score of 5 or better completes Drew’s language requirement and grants the student 4 credits in the language.
Classic Languages (Greek, Latin) HL Score of 5 or better completes Drew’s language requirement and grants the student 8 credits in the language.
Computer Science SL For a score of 5 or higher, students will receive four elective credits. Student must contact the department chair to determine if the course equivalency can be applied to the major or minor.
Computer Science HL For a score of 5 or higher, students will receive eight elective credits. Student must contact the department chair to determine if the course equivalencies can be applied to the major or minor.
Dance SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive four credit for either Dance 101/201 or four credits for Dance 101/plus two elective credits toward the major.  Course equivalency determination depends on the focus of the IB course and will be made in consultation with the department chair. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies.
Dance HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for Dance 101/201 plus four elective credits towards the minor.
Economics SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ECON 101 or 102. Student must contact their adviser if they prefer to have credit for ECON 102, otherwise credit for ECON 101 will be granted.
Economics HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ECON 101 and ECON 102.
English Language A: Language and Literature SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ENGL 150.
English Language A: Language and Literature HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ENGL 150 which counts as one Writing Intensive course toward the general education writing requirement.  Student will also receive four elective credits for a total of eight credits.
English Language A: Literature SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ENGL 150.
English Language A: Literature HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ENGL 150 which counts as one Writing Intensive course toward the general education writing requirement.  Student will also receive four elective credits for a total of eight credits.
Environmental Systems and Societies SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ESS 215.
Film SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ENGL 109.
Film HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ENGL 109 plus four elective credit.
French Language & Literature A or French Language B SL Score of 5 or better in either Language & Literature A or Language B is the equivalent of FREN 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
French Language & Literature A or French Language B HL Score of 5 or better in either Language & Literature A or Language B grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in French. The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
French Language ab initio (foreign language for beginners) SL The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
German Language ab initio (foreign language for beginners) SL The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
German Language B SL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of German 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
German Language B (foreign language for experienced students) HL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of German 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement. It also grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in the language. The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Global Politics SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for PSCI 104.
History SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive four credit for HIST 101, which fulfills the American History Survey requirement for the major, or HIST 189 which can be applied to the Global History requirement for the major. Student must contact the department chair to have the course equivalency applied to the major or minor.
History HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive eight credits toward the major or minor.  Four of these credits will be for HIST 101, which fulfills the American History Survey requirement in the major, or HIST 189 which can be applied to the Global History requirement in the major.  Four additional credits will granted as elective credits toward the major or minor. Student must contact the department chair to have the course equivalency applied to the major or minor.
Italian Language & Literature A or Italian Language B SL Score of 5 or better in either Language & Literature A or Language B is the equivalent of ITAL 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
Italian Language & Literature A or Italian Language B HL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Italian 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement. It also grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in the language. The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Italian Language ab initio SL The student should take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Literature and Performance SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for THEA 101 which counts as one Writing Intensive course toward the general education writing requirement.
Mathematics SL For a score of 5 or higher a student receives four elective credits.
Mathematics HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for MATH 150 and four elective credits.
Mathematics (Further) HL For a score of 5 or higher a student receives eight credits. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies.
Mathematical Studies SL For a score of 5 or higher a student receives four elective credits.
Music SL & HL Students who score 5 or higher on the Music HL or the Music SL course, and elected 75 hours in solo performance in their IB curriculum, will receive credit for one semester of individual music instruction at the 100-level (Music 109-116, depending on the voice/instrument). HL students (and SL students who elected 75 hours in creation in their IB course) will receive credit for Music 260; HL/SL students who place out of Music 102 based on the Music Department’s placement test will have the course equivalency of Music 102, and will enroll directly in Music 227: Music Theory I. HL/SL students who place out of Music 102 and Music 227/227L, based on the Music Department’s placement test, will have the course equivalencies of Music 102 and Music 227/227L. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies.
Music SL Students who elected 75 hours in group performance as part of their IB course will be granted two elective credits toward the major/minor.  This will fulfil one of the required semesters of enrollment in a departmental ensemble. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies.
Philosophy SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive 4 credits. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies in the major or minor.
Philosophy HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive 8 credits. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies in the major or minor.
Physics SL For a score of 5 or higher, students will receive four elective credits. Student must contact the department chair to determine if the course equivalency can be applied to the major or minor.
Physics HL For a score of 5 or higher a student receives credit for Introductory Physics I (PHYS 111) and General Physics Laboratory I (PHYS 113), as well as four elective credits.
Physics HL combined with Mathematics HL For a score of 5 or higher on both the Physics HL AND the Mathematics HL a student may seek exemption from University Physics I (PHYS 150) by taking an exam offered by the Physics department. Otherwise, the policy remains as stated for Physics HL and Mathematics HL individually. Student must take the placement test to determine course exemptions.
Psychology SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for PSYC 101.
Psychology HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for PSYC 101 plus four Drew elective credit.
Russian Language B SL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Russian 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
Russian Language B HL Score of 5 or better is the equivalent of Russian 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement. It also grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in the language. The student should take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Social and Cultural Anthropology SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ANTH 104.
Social and Cultural Anthropology HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for ANTH 104 and four additional ANTH elective credits applied toward the major or minor. Student must contact the department chair to have the course equivalency applied to the major or minor.
Spanish Language & Literature A or Spanish Language B SL Score of 5 or better in either Language A (Spanish) or Language B (Spanish) is the equivalent of SPAN 201 and completes Drew’s language requirement.
Spanish Language & Literature A or Spanish Language B HL Score of 5 or better in either Language & Literature A or Language B grants the student eight credits towards the completion of a minor or major in Spanish. The student should take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Spanish Language ab initio SL The student should still take the Drew Placement Test to determine appropriate courses for completion of the minor or major.
Theatre SL For a score of 5 or above students will receive either four elective credits towards the major or minor or credit for one of the following courses: THEA 101 (Art of the Play) or THEA 135 (Intro to Acting and Directing).  Course equivalency determination depends on the focus of the IB course and will be made in consultation with the department chair. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies.
Theatre HL For a score of 5 or above students will receive 8 credits towards the major or minor for either THEA 101 (Art of the Play) or THEA 135 (Intro to Acting and Directing) plus four elective credits.  Course equivalency determination depends on the focus of the IB course and will be made in consultation with the department chair. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies.
Visual Arts SL For a score of 5 or above students will receive credit for ART 104.
Visual Arts HL For a score of 5 or above students will receive credit for ART 104/2D Design and may receive credit for an additional 100-level course in the medium in which the student concentrated. This additional course equivalency will be determined by department review of the IB portfolio and awarded if the student is prepared to work at the 200-level in a medium offered by Drew. Student should contact department chair to request a portfolio review. Student must contact the department chair to determine course equivalencies and request a portfolio review.
World Religions SL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for REL 101.
World Religions HL For a score of 5 or higher a student will receive credit for REL 101 plus four elective credits toward the major. Student must contact the department chair to have the course equivalency applied to the major.  The elective credits will not be applied to the minor.

 

Drew policy with regard to credit for A-level exams

Students who earned a grade of A*, A, or B on a British Advanced Level (A-Level) exam will be granted 4 Drew credits, up to a maximum of 32 credits. Students who earned a grade of a C on a British Advanced Level exam in 2010 or before will be granted 4 Drew credits, grades of C thereafter will not earn Drew credit. Credit is awarded for successful scores on A-Level examinations only, not on O-Levels (ordinary level) or AS-level (Advanced Subsidiary) examinations. No credit may be granted for English language examinations or the general paper. Drew departments have the discretion to grant up to 8 credits per appropriate A-level score in cases where the content coverage of the A-level exam so warrants.