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About IB transfer credit

Up to 30 transfer credits may be granted for International Baccalaureate Higher Level results of "5" or better, subject to your faculty and program rules.

To receive advanced standing, you must arrange for the International Baccalaureate Organization to send your final IB results directly to Enrolment Services. If you receive an exemption for a course but take it anyway, you will not receive McGill credit for it. McGill reserves the right to change transfer credit recognition policy without notice.

Courses that qualify

Use the charts below to see if you have passed a course that is equivalent to a McGill course. If so, you may be exempt from that McGill course in accordance with faculty policy, and receive the number of transfer credits indicated in the chart. Be sure to to check all three charts to see if you qualify:

The faculty names have been shortened to fit the chart below — use this legend to interpret the acronyms:

  • AG = Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • AR = Faculty of Arts
  • AS = Bachelor of Arts and Science
  • BNUR = Bachelor of Nursing
  • BSC-ARCH = Bachelor of Science Architecture
  • ED = Faculty of Education
  • EN = Faculty of Engineering
  • MG = Desautels Faculty of Management
  • NU = School of Nursing
  • SC = Faculty of Science

IB Math/Science Course list

IB Title McGill Subject Course number Credits Faculty Exclusion
BIOLOGY BIOL 111 3 AR, AS, SC, ED, EN, MG, NU BSC-ARCH, EN, BNUR
BIOLOGY BIOL 112 3 AR, AS, SC, ED, EN, MG, NU BSC-ARCH, EN, BNUR
CHEMISTRY CHEM 110 4 AR, AS, SC, EN, ED, MG, NU BNUR
CHEMISTRY CHEM 120 4 AR, AS, SC, EN, ED, MG, NU BNUR
MATHEMATICS MATH 140 3 AR, AS, SC, EN, ED, MG, NU BNUR
MATHEMATICS MATH 133 3 AR, AS, SC, EN, ED, MG, n/a
MATHEMATICS MATH 122 exemption MG n/a
MATHEMATICS MATH 123 exemption MG n/a
PHYSICS PHYS 101  * 4 AR, AS, SC, ED, EN, MG, NU BNUR
PHYSICS  PHYS 102  * 4 AR, AS, SC, ED, EN, MG, NU BNUR

* Engineering students who receive credit for PHYS 101 and PHYS 102 will not be required to complete PHYS 131 or PHYS 142

 

IB Language Course list
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

IB Title McGill Subject Course number Credits Faculty Exclusion

A

AFRIKAANS A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
AFRIKAANS B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
AKAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ALBANIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
AMHARIC A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
AMHARIC B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ARABIC A ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ARABIC B ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ARMENIAN A RUSS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ARMENIAN B RUSS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ASANTE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

B

BEMBA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BENGALI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BENGALI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BOSNIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BULGARIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BULGARIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BURMESE A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
BURMESE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

C

CANTONESE B EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CATALAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CATALAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CHINESE A EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CLASS.GREEK CLAS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CROATIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CZECH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
CZECH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

D

DANISH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
DANISH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
DHIVEHI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
DUTCH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
DUTCH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
DZONGKHA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
DZONGKHA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

E

EFIK A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
EFIK B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ENGLISH A ENGL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ENGLISH B ESLN 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ESTONIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ESTONIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

F

FANTE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FAROESE A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FIJIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FIJIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FINNISH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FINNISH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FRENCH A FREN 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FRENCH B FRSL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

G

GALICIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
GEORGIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
GERMAN A GERM 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
GERMAN B GERM 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
GUJARATI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
GUJARATI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

H

HEBREW A JWST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
HEBREW B JWST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
HINDI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
HINDI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
HUNGARIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
HUNGARIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

I

ICELANDIC A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ICELANDIC B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
IGBO A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
IGBO B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
INDONESIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
INDONESIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
INUKTITUT A EDEE 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
INUKTITUT B EDEE 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
IRISH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
IRISH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ITALIAN A ITAL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ITALIAN B ITAL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

J

JAPANESE A EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
JAPANESE B EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

K

KANNADA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
KAREN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
KOREAN A EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
KOREAN B EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
KYRGYZ A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

L

LATIN CLAS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LATVIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LITHUANIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LITHUANIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LOZI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LUGANDA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LUGANDA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LUNDA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LUNDA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
LUO B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

M

MACEDONIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MACEDONIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MALAY A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MALAY B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MALAYALAM A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MALAYALAM B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MALTESE A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MALTESE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MANDARIN B EAST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MAORI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MAORI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MARATHI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MARATHI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MOD. GREEK A CLAS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MOD. GREEK B CLAS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
MONGOLIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

N

NDEBELE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
NDONGA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
NEPALI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
NEPALI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
NORWEGIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
NORWEGIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

O

OROMO A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
OSHIKWAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

P

PASHTO A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PERSIAN A ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PERSIAN B ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PILIPINO A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PILIPINO B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
POLISH A RUSS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
POLISH B RUSS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PORTUGUESE A HISP 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PORTUGUESE B HISP 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PUNJABI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PUNJABI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

R

ROMANIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ROMANIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ROMANSCH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
ROMANSCH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
RUSSIAN A RUSS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
RUSSIAN B RUSS 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

S

SAMOAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SAMOAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SERBIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SERBO-CROAT B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SESOTHO A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SESOTHO B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SETSWANA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SETSWANA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SHONA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SHONA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SINHALESE A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SINHALESE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SISWATI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SISWATI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SLAVEY B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SLOVAK A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SLOVAK B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SLOVENE A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SLOVENE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SOMALI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SOMALI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SPANISH A HISP 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SPANISH B HISP 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SWAHILI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SWAHILI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SWEDISH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
SWEDISH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

T

TAMIL A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TAMIL B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TELEGU A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
THAI A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
THAI B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TIBETAN A RELG 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TIGRINYA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TIGRINYA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TONGA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TONGA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TURKISH A ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
TURKISH B ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

U

UKRANIAN A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
UKRANIAN B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
URDU A ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
URDU B ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
UZBEK A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

V

VIETNAMESE A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
VIETNAMESE B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

W

WELSH A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
WELSH B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

X

XHOSA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

Y

YORUBA A TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
YORUBA B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN

Z

ZULU B TRNS LANG 6 AR, AS, SC, EN, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN


Other IB Courses

IB Title McGill Subject Course number Credits Faculty Exclusion
BUS.& MAN. BUSA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
COMPUTER SC. COMP 202 3 AR, AS, SC, EN, ED, MG BENG-CIV, BSC-ARCH
DANCE 0 all
DESIGN TECH 0 all
ECONOMICS ECON 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
ECONOMICS ECON 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
ENV. SYSTEMS
& SOCIETIES
ENVR 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
FILM ENGL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
GEOGRAPHY GEOG 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
HIST.AFRICA HIST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
HIST.AFRICA HIST 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
HIST.AMERICAS HIST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
HIST.AMERICAS HIST 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
HIST.ASIA/M.E HIST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
HIST.ASIA/M.E HIST 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
HIST.ASIA/OCE HIST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
HIST.ASIA/OCE HIST 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
HIST.EUROPE HIST 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
HIST.EUROPE HIST 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
ISLAMIC HIST. ISLA 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
ISLAMIC HIST. ISLA 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
ITGS SOCI 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MN n/a
ITGS SOCI 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
MUSIC MUAR 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
PHILOSOPHY PHIL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
PHILOSOPHY PHIL 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
PSYCHOLOGY PSYC 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
PSYCHOLOGY PSYC 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
SOC.CUL.ANTH. ANTH 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG n/a
SOC.CUL.ANTH. ANTH 1XX 3 EN BSC-ARCH
THEATRE ARTS ENGL 1XX 6 AR, AS, SC, ED, MG BSC-ARCH, EN
VISUAL ARTS EDEA 1XX 6 AR, AS, ED, MG SC, BSC-ARCH, EN