International Baccalaureate transfer credit chart

International Baccalaureate (IB) course-based transfer credit will be granted to applicants completing higher level (HL) and standard level (SL) subjects with the minimum grades outlined below. To qualify for transfer credit, applicants must ensure that an official transcript is sent to Memorial University directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization. For further information, contact transfer.credit@mun.ca.

Please note that this chart is not intended to outline the grade requirements for general admission to Memorial University. For information on admission requirements and document submission, please refer to the Canadian or international requirements that address your high school curriculum.

Where equivalencies for both St. John's and Grenfell Campuses are listed, students will only receive the credit(s) for the campus they are attending. 

Subject
Level
Minimum
Grade
Required
Memorial University Credit Recommended
Anthropology
Higher 4 Anthropology 1031
Standard 4 Anthropology 1031
Biology
Higher 5 Biology 1001 + 1002
4 Biology 1001
Standard - No credit
Business
Higher 4 Business 1000 + nine unspecified credit hours
Standard 4 Business 1000 + three unspecified credit hours
Chemistry
Higher 5 St. John's Campus: Chemistry 1050 + 1051
or
Grenfell Campus: Chemistry 1810 + 1200
4 St. John's Campus: Chemistry 1010
or
Grenfell Campus: Chemistry 1810 
Standard 5 St. John's Campus: Chemistry 1010
or
Grenfell Campus: Chemistry 1810
Chinese
Higher 4 To be evaluated on an individual basis
Computer Science
Higher 4 Computer Science 1000
Standard 4 Computer Science 1000 
Design Technology
Higher No credit
Economics
Higher 4 Economics 1010 + 1020 + 3030 + three unspecified credit hours (second year level)
Standard 4 Economics three unspecified credit hours (second year level)
English A: Language and Literature
Higher 4 St. John's Campus: English 1090 + 1191
or
Grenfell Campus: English 1000 + 1001
Standard 4 English 1090
English A: Literature
Higher 4 English 1090 + 1191
Standard - No credit
English B: Language
Higher - No credit
Environmental Systems and Societies
Standard 4 Environmental Science 1000 + Environment and Sustainability 1000
French AB
Standard 4 French 1500
French B
Higher 4 French 1501 + 1502
Standard 4 French 1500 + 1501
Geography (these equivalents are for Grenfell Campus only. No credit for St. John's campus)
Higher 4 Geography 1050 + three unspecified credit hours (second year level)
Standard 4 Geography 1050
German
Higher 4 German six unspecified credit hours (third year level)
Global Politics
Higher 4 Political Science 1020
Standard 4 Political Science three unspecified credit hours (first year level)
History
Higher 4 History six unspecified credit hours (second year level)
Standard 4 History three unspecified credit hours (second year level)
Information Technology in a Global Society
Higher  4 Computer Science three unspecified credit hours (second year level)
Standard 4 Computer Science three unspecified credit hours (first year level)
Italian AB
Standard 4 Language 1100
Italian B  
Higher 4 Language 1100 + 1101 
Standard 4 Language 1100 + 1101 
Literature and Performance
Standard - No credit
Marine Science
Standard  5 Ocean Sciences 1000
Mathematics: Analysis and approaches
Higher C Math 1090 + 1000
Standard    
Mathematics: Applications and interpretations
Higher 4 Mathematics three unspecified credit hours (first year level) 
Standard  - No credit. Academic math for admission purposes (non-Newfoundland and Labrador students)
Music
Higher 5 Music 1120 + 2012 + four unspecified credit hours (first year level, Applied Music)
Standard 5 Music 2012
Philosophy
Higher 4 Philosophy 1002 + three unspecified credit hours
Standard 4 Philosophy 1002
Physics
Higher 4 Physics 1020 + 1021
Standard - No credit
Psychology
Higher 4 Psychology 1000 + 1001 + three unspecified credit hours
Standard 4 Psychology 1000
Russian
Higher 4 Russian 2601
Spanish AB
Standard 4 Spanish 1000
Spanish B
Higher 4 Spanish 1000 + 1001
Standard 4 Spanish 1000 + 1001
Theatre Arts
Higher 4 Theatre 1000 + 1001
Standard 4 Theatre three unspecified credit hours (first year level)
Visual Arts
Higher 4 To be evaluated on an individual basis
Standard 4 To be evaluated on an individual basis
World Religion
Standard 4 Religious Studies 1000