IB Students

IB Transfer Credit

With transfer credit, the most commonly awarded of the three options, you receive university-level credit for IB work completed in high school. Transfer credit can allow you to free up time in your university course schedule and save money. While we encourage students to retain the transfer credit they have earned, you do have the option to decline it at the time of admission.

IB Course

University of Alberta Equivalent

Augustana Course

Biology (HL) BIOL 107 (★3) AUBIO 111 (★3)
Chemistry (HL)
CHEM 101 (★3) [or CHEM 103 (★4.3) ] (see note 1)
AUCHE 110 (★3)
Chemistry (SL) 
Students may apply to write a CSA examination in CHEM 101 (★3) [or CHEM 103 (★4.3)] (see notes 1, 2)
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Computing Science (HL) taken 2014 onwards 
CMPUT 174 (★3) & 175 (★3)
AUCSC 111 (★3) & 112 (★3)
Computing Science (SL) taken 2014 onwards 
CMPUT 174 (★3)
AUCSC 111 (★3)
Dance (HL) 
DANCE 100-level (★3)
AUPED 100-level (★3)
Economics (HL) 
ECON 101 (★3) & 102 (★3) (not to take ECON 204)
AUECO 101(★3) & 102 (★3)
English A: Language and Literature (HL) 
C LIT 100-level (★3) 
AU Humanities 100-level (★3)
English A: Literature (HL) 
ENGL 100-level (★6) [or ENGL 100-level (★3) & 100-level complementary studies elective (★3)] (see note 1)
AUENG 100-level (★6)
Film (HL) 
FS 100-level (★3)
AU Humanities 100-level (★3)
French A or B (HL)
FREN 100-level (★3) & 211 (★3)(not to take FREN 111 or 112) AUFRE 102 (★3) & 201 (★3)
(not to take AUFRE 101)
French A or B (SL)
FREN 100-level (★6) (not to take FREN 111 or 112)
AUFRE 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
Geography (HL or SL) 
HGP 100 (★3)
AUGEO 100-level (Arts) (★3)
German A or B (HL)
GERM 100-level (★3) & 211 (★3) (not to take GERM 111 or 112) AUGER 102 (★3) & 201 (★3)
(not to take AUGER 101)
German A or B (SL)
GERM 100-level (★6) (not to take GERM 111 or 112)
AUGER 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
Global Politics (HL)
POL S 100-level (★3) (not to take POL S 261)
AUPOL 100-level  (★3)
Greek (HL) 
GREEK 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AUGRE 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
History (HL) (see note 3) 
HIST 100-level (★3) (not to take HIST 112 or 113)
AUHIS 104 (★3)
Islamic History (HL)
HIST 100-level (★3) (not to take HIST 117)
AUHIS 100-level (★3)
Italian A (HL) 
Advanced Placement (see note 4)
 
Japanese AB  (SL) 
JAPAN 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AU Language 100-level (★6)
Japanese B (HL or SL) 
JAPAN 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AU Language 100-level (★6)
Latin (HL) 
LATIN 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AULAT 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
Literature and Performance (English) 
DRAMA 100-level (★3)
AUDRA 100-level (★3)
Mandarin AB (SL)
CHINA 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AU Language 100-level (★6)
Mandarin B (SL) 
CHINA 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AU Language 100-level (★6)
Mandarin B (HL)
CHINA 101 (★3) & 102 (★3)
AU Language 100-level (★6)
Mathematics (HL) taken prior to 2014
MATH 114 (★3) [or MATH 100 (★3.5)] (see note 1).
Student may apply to write a CSA examination in MATH 115 (★3) [or MATH 101 (★3.5)] (see notes 1, 2)
AUMAT 116 (★3)
Mathematics (HL) taken 2014 onwards
Students may apply to write a CSA examination in MATH 114 (★3) (see note 2)
Students may apply to write a CSA examination in AUMAT 116 (★3) (see note  2)
Further Mathematics (SL) taken prior to 2014
MATH 114 (★3) & 115 (★3) [or Math 100 (★3.5) & 101 (★3.5)] (see note 1)
AUMAT 116 (★3) & 112 (★3)
Mathematics (SL)
Students may apply to write a CSA examination in MATH 114 (★3) (see note 2)
Students may apply to write a CSA examination in AUMAT 110 (★3) (see note 2)
Music (HL) 
MUSIC 102 (★3) & MUSIC 100-level (★3) (not to take MUSIC 101) AUMUS 170 (★3) & AUMUS 100-level (★3)
Philosophy (HL) 
PHIL 100-level (★3) (not to take PHIL 101 or 102)
AUPHI 100-level (★3)
Physics (HL) 
PHYS 124 (★3) & 126 (★3)
AUPHY 100-level (★6)
Physics (SL) 
PHYS 124 (★3)
AUPHY 100-level (★3)
Psychology (HL) 
PSYCO 104 (★3) & 105 (★3)
AUPSY 103 (★3) and AUPSY 100-level (★3)
Psychology (SL)
PSYCO 104 (★3)
AUPSY 103 (★3)
Social, Cultural Anthropology (HL)
ANTHR 100-level (★3)
AU Social Sciences 100-level (★3)
Spanish A (HL)
Advanced Placement (see note 4)
Advanced Placement (see note 4)
Sports, Exercise and Health Science (SL) 
PEDS 100-level (★3)
AUPED 100-level (★3)
Theatre (HL) 
DRAMA 101 (★3)
AUDRA 101 (★3)
Visual Arts (HL) 
ART 100-level (★3) & ART 134 (⎢3)
AUART 111 (★3) & 113 (★3)
World Religions (SL) 
RELIG 100-level (★3)
AUREL 100-level (★3)
Successful completion of all components of the IB Diploma program
100-level Open Elective (★3)
AU 100-level Open Elective (★3)

Notes:

  1. For students entering the Faculty of Engineering, transfer credit for the first (qualifying) year courses does not reduce the minimum load requirement of 37.0 units.
  2. Students wishing to pursue credit by special assessment, please refer to the University Calendar for information.
  3. Credit will be awarded for all five regional options offered at the higher level (HL), including Africa; Americas; East and South East Asia and Oceania; Europe (including Russia); and South Asia and the Middle East (including North Africa).
  4. Students who are eligible for Advanced Placement may register in a senior course. In the case of Language other than English courses students with Advanced Placement will be permitted to register in a senior level course after determination of their background qualifications for that course (interview, placement test, etc.). Students may also challenge a junior or senior course for credit via the Credit by Special Assessment route if they have appropriate qualifications and are eligible within the regulations.
  5. When students are instructed "not to take" a specific course and a generic 100-level credit is granted, this credit may be used to meet the prerequisite for any higher level course requiring the specific course in question.