International Bacclaureate

IB Transfer Credit Information

Hawai'i Pacific University recognizes the International Bacclaureate program and encourages students to challenge themselves while in high school by taking part in the IB Diploma Programme. Students who have participated in this program may qualify for college credit at Hawai'i Pacific University. The following table shows how credits are awarded at HPU and the minimum score required.

 

IB EXAMINATION

LEVEL

MIN. GRADE

HPU EQUIVALENT

CREDIT HOURS

Arabic (Language B)

HL

4

ML 1100/1200

4 + 4

Biology

HL

4

BIOL 2050/2051

4 + 1

Business and Management

HL

4

MGMT 1000

3

Chemistry

HL

4

CHEM 2050/CHEM 2051

3 + 1

Chinese (Language B)

HL

4

CHIN 1100/1200

4 + 4

Computer Science

HL

4

CSCI 1911

3

Design Technology

HL

4

TRAN 1XXX

3

Economics

HL

4

ECON 2010

3

English (Language A1)

HL

4

ENG 2000 (Direct placement into WRI 1100)

3

English (Language A2)

HL

4

ENG 2000 (Direct placement into WRI 1100)

3

Film

HL

4

ENG 2301

3

French (Language B)

HL

4

ML 1100/1200

4 + 4

Geography

HL

4

GEOG 1000

3

History

HL

4

HIST 2001

3

Information Technology in a Global Society

HL

4

CSCI 1041

3

Islamic History

HL

5

HIST 3501

3

Japanese (Language B)

HL

4

JPE 1100/1200

4 + 4

Korean (Language B)

HL

4

ML 1100/1200

4 + 4

Language A1 (Other than English)

HL

4

HUM 1000

3

Language A2 (Other than English)

HL

4

HUM 1000

3 + 3

Language B (Other)

HL

4

ML 1100/1200

4 + 4

Latin (Language B)

HL

4

ML 1100/1200

4 + 4

Mathematics

HL

4

MATH 1150

3

Music

HL

4

MUS 1000

3

Philosophy

HL

4

PHIL 1000

3

Physics

HL

4

PHYS 2030/2031

3 + 1

Psychology

HL

4

PSY 1000

3

Social and Cultural Anthropology

HL

4

ANTH 2000

3

Spanish (Language B)

HL

4

SPAN 1100/1200

4 + 4

Theater

HL

4

THEA 1000

3

Visual Arts

HL

5

ARTS 1000

3

 

Transfer credit is based on the student's official IB Examination score. Student should request that their electronic IB transcript be sent to Hawai'i Pacific University at the following address: Hawai'i Pacific University, Office of Admissions, 1 Aloha Tower Drive, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813, USA. 

Students who have been awarded college credit for their IB examination results can decrease the time required to complete their bachelor degree. Additionally, Hawai'i Pacific University's year round curricular options allow interested students an opportunity to further accelerate the degree completion process. 

Once a student has been accepted to HPU and an official electronic IB transcript has been received, an individual evaluation will be completed based on the student's intended study program. Students will then be notified of their official IB transfer credit award by correspondence from Hawai'i Pacific University.