International Baccalaureate (IB)

This document indicates how transfer credit is awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB). Please note that the following rules and regulations only apply to students admitted to a degree program and who are registered at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM) during the 2019/20 academic year.

1 Transfer credit is awarded for Higher Level (HL) exams where a final grade of at least 5 is achieved. No transfer credit is awarded for Standard Level (SL) exams.
2 In order to receive credit, final results must reach Enrolment Services by no later than July 19, 2019. Click here for more information on how to arrange to have the IBO release your results to the University of Toronto. Results issued by your school are not acceptable. Enrolment Services
172 St. George St.
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3
3 If you have taken more than one exam in the same discipline, only 1.0 full credit will be given as students are not permitted to apply more than one first year credit in the same discipline towards their degree. For example, if you have taken History of Africa and History of the Americas, you will receive one HIS credit only.
4

You may forfeit your assessed secondary school transfer credits by September 18, 2019 by sending an email to the Transfer Credit Team at the Office of the Registrar (transfer.utm@utoronto.ca) using your U of T email address. Please include the following information:

  • Subject line: "Secondary School Transfer Credit Forfeit Request"
  • Body: Include your student number and the following statement – "This email is to confirm that I would like to forfeit the below secondary school transfer credit(s): [insert transfer credit here] "

The option to forfeit is only available to students who have not attended another post-secondary institution. Once forfeited, transfer credits cannot be reinstated.

5 If you choose to forfeit transfer credit given for a course for which you were awarded two half credits, you must forfeit both half credits.

Course Equivalencies

Course Name  Transfer Credit Given
(Credit Value, Distribution Requirement)
Exclusions
Arabic A: Language and Literature NML1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Arabic A: Literature NML1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Arabic B NML1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
NML210Y1
Biology BIO152H5 (0.5, SCI) 
BIO153H5 (0.5, SCI) 
 
Business Management No credit  
Cantonese B EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS101Y1, EAS200Y1
Chemistry CHM110H5 (0.5, SCI) 
CHM120H5 (0.5, SCI) 
 
Chinese A: Language and Literature HUM1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1
Chinese A: Literature HUM1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1
Chinese B EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS101Y1, EAS200Y1
Chinese B - Cantonese EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS101Y1, EAS200Y1
Chinese B - Mandarin EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS200Y1
Classical Greek GRK101H1 (0.5, HUM) 
GRK102H1 (0.5, HUM) 
 
Computer Science CSC1**H (0.5, SCI) 
CSC108H5 (0.5, SCI) 
 
Dance No credit  
Danish A: Literature LNG1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Danish B LNG1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
Design Technology No credit  
Dutch A1 LNG1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1
Dutch B LNG1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
Economics ECO1**Y (1.0, SSc)   
English A: Language and Literature ENG1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG100H5, ENG150Y1
English A: Literature ENG1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG100H5, ENG150Y1
English B No credit  
Film CIN1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
French A: Language and Literature FRE2**H (0.5, HUM)   
French A: Literature FRE181H5 (0.5, HUM)   
French B FRE181H5 (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
Further Mathematics No credit  
Geography GGR111H5 (0.5, SSc) 
GGR112H5 (0.5, SCI) 
 
German A: Language and Literature GER1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1, GER205H5
German A: Literature GER1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1, GER205H5
German B Under review  
Global Politics POL1**H (0.5, SSc) 
POL114H5 (0.5, SSc) 
 
Hindi B HIN212Y5 (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
History HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1
History Africa HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1, HIS295H5
History Africa/Middle East Under review  
History Americas HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1, HIS271Y1, HIS290H5
History Asia/Middle East HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1
History Asia/Oceania HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  EAS105H1, HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1
History Europe HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1, HIS242H5
History Europe/Middle East HIS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  HIS101H5, HIS101Y1, HIS103Y1, HIS106Y1, HIS107Y1, HIS109Y1
Indonesian A: Literature LNG1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Islamic History NMC1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Italian B ITA1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
ITGS SSC1**H (0.5, SSc) 
CSC1**H (0.5, SCI) 
 
Japanese A: Literature EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1
Japanese B EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS120Y1
Korean A: Language and Literature EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  EAS110Y1, ENG150Y1
Korean A: Literature EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  EAS110Y1, ENG150Y1
Korean B EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS110Y1
Latin LAT101H1 (0.5, HUM) 
LAT102H1 (0.5, HUM) 
 
Mandarin B EAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
EAS200Y1
Mathematics MAT135Y5 (1.0, SCI)   
Modern Greek A2 LNG1**Y (1.0, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
Music HUM1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Norwegian A1 LIN1**Y (1.0, HUM)  ENG150Y1
Persian A Literature      Under review  
Philosophy PHL103H5 (0.5, HUM) 
PHL113H5 (0.5, HUM) 
 
Physics PHY136H5 (0.5, SCI) 
PHY137H5 (0.5, SCI) 
 
Portuguese A: Literature Under review  
Psychology PSY100Y5 (1.0, SCI)   
Russian B Under review  
Social and Cultural Anthropology ANT204H5 (0.5, SSc)   
Spanish A: Language and Literature SPA1**Y (1.0, HUM)  SPA220Y1, SPA258H1
Spanish A: Literature SPA1**Y (1.0, HUM)  SPA220Y1, SPA258H1
Spanish B SPA1**Y (1.0, SSc)
No credit is given to native speakers.
SPA100Y1
Swahili B LNG1**H (0.5, HUM)
No credit is given to native speakers.
 
Swedish A: Language and Literature Under review  
Theatre DRE1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Theatre Arts DRE1**Y (1.0, HUM)   
Turkish A: Literature NML1**Y (1.0, HUM)  NML370Y1
Visual Arts FAS1**Y (1.0, HUM)  Consult Department

Terms Defined

Exclusion: U of T courses in which you may not enrol unless you forfeit the transfer credit. In addition, you may not enrol in any courses that are listed in the UTM Calendar as exclusions for these courses or the transfer credit courses. If you enrol in any of these courses, the course will be listed as "extra" on your transcript and will not count towards your degree.

Unspecified transfer credit: A course that has no exact equivalency in the Faculty. For example, CHM1**Y represents an unspecified first year credit in Chemistry. Unspecified credits may be used to meet prerequisite, program or breadth requirements as long as permission is obtained from the relevant Program Advisor or the Office of the Registrar.

Generic transfer credit: A course for which no equivalent discipline exists. For example, HUM – Humanities, LNG – Language, SCI – Science, SSC – Social Science.

Distribution Requirements: To qualify for a degree, students must complete at least 1.0 credit from each of the following divisions: Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences. Distribution requirements are noted for each course (where applicable) with the following codes:

  • HUM = Humanities
  • SSc = Social Sciences
  • SCI = Sciences

Refer to the UTM Calendar for more information.

Subjects not listed above may still be considered for transfer credit. The University of Toronto Mississauga reserves the right to change transfer credit policies without notice.