Undergraduate Admissions

Transferring Credits

The College for Creative Studies recognizes the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma as well as individually completed IB courses. Equivalents listed on the IB chart below are for Higher Level coursework unless specifically noted. Scores below a 4 are not accepted for credit. Note, CCS does not place studio courses with IB.

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CCS International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalency

Group 1
Studies in Language and Literature

IB Subject NameCCS Equivalent CourseExam Score Required
[English] Language A at SLDEN107 Compostition I4
[English] Language A at HLDEN108 Composition II4
[Non English] Language ADLE--- General Education Elective4

Group 2
Language Acquisition

IB Subject NameCCS Equivalent CourseExam Score Required
Classical Languages (available in: Greek, Latin)Elective General Elective4
Language B in English* ELS107* Composition for Non-Native Speakers 5* for ELS107 (*Language B in English will default to Elective credit if score is 4)
Language B Non-English (i.e. German, French, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, etc.)Elective General Elective4 for Elective

Group 3
Individuals and Societies

IB Subject NameCCS Equivalent CourseExam Score Required
Business and ManagementDAS213 Business Practices4
EconomicDLE--- General Education Elective4
GeographyDLE--- General Education Elective4
Global PoliticsDSS (DLE---) Social Science4
History HL: Africa and the Middle East, Americas, Asia/Oceania, EuropeDHS (DLE---) History4
Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)DLE--- General Education Elective4
PhilosophyDPL (DLE---) Philosophy4
PsychologyDSS221 (DLE) Introduction to Psychology4
Social and Cultural AnthropologyDSS (DLE---) Social Science4

Group 4
Sciences

IB Subject NameCCS Equivalent CourseExam Score Required
BiologyDNS 345 Earth and Environmental Science4
ChemistryDNS (300) Natural Science Requirement4
Computer ScienceDNS (300) Natural Science Requirement4
Design TechnologyDNS (300) Natural Science Requirement4
PhysicsDNS (300) Natural Science Requirement4
Sports, Exercise, and Health ScienceElective General Elective4

Group 5
Mathematics

IB Subject NameCCS Equivalent CourseExam Score Required
Further MathematicsDNS230 (DNS300) Math Skills4
Mathematics: Calculus, Discrete Mathematics, Sets, Relations and Groups, Statistics and ProbabilityDNS230 (DNS300) Math Skills4

Group 6
The Arts

IB Subject NameCCS Equivalent CourseExam Score Required
DanceElective General Elective4
FilmDVC--- Visual Culture Studies4
MusicElective General Elective4
TheatreElective General Elective4
Visual ArtsElective General Elective4

Required Core Components of the IB Diploma

Core CCS Equivalent Course Exam Score Required
(CAS) Creativity, Action, ServiceN/A no credit granted---
(EE) Extended Essay (4,000 words)DFS 101 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studiesgrade of 'C' or higher on both EE and TOK
(TOK) Theory of KnowledgeDFS 101 Introduction to Interdisciplinary Studiesgrade of 'C' or higher on both EE and TOK