International Baccalaureate (IB)

This page outlines how transfer credit is awarded for International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level studies. The following information applies only to students admitted to a degree program at U of T Mississauga for September 2022 and who are registered in the Fall/Winter 2022-23 session.

On this page:

  1. Important Notes
  2. Equivalency Chart
  3. Distribution Requirements
  4. How do I interpret the transfer credit equivalency chart?

Important Notes

  • 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.
  • The deadline to submit your results to Enrolment Services at the University of Toronto in order to be assessed for transfer credit eligibility is July 22, 2022. You can arrange to have your IB results sent directly to the University of Toronto. Results issued by your school are not acceptable.
  • If you wish to forfeit any transfer credits awarded to you, please see our Request to Forfeit Secondary School Transfer Credit webpage for instructions.
  • 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.
  • The deadline to submit a forfeit request is May 31, 2023.
    • Students admitted in 2021-2022 have a forfeit date of May 31, 2022.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Higher Level

Subjects not listed below may still be considered for transfer credit. U of T Mississauga reserves the right to change transfer credit policies without notice.

Subject Name 

Transfer Credit Given 

Credit Weight 

Subject Area / Distribution Requirement 

Program Admission 

Program Requirements 

Prerequisite Purposes 

Notes 

Arabic A: Language and Literature 

NML1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Arabic A: Literature 

NML1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Arabic B 

NML1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Biology 

BIO1**H 
BIO1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

152 (Sci) 
153 (Sci) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to BIO152H5 and BIO153H5. 

Business Management 

No credit 

Cantonese B 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chemistry 

CHM1**H 
CHM1**H 

0.5
0.5

110 (Sci) 
120 (Sci) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to CHM110H5 and CHM120H5. 

Chinese A: Language and Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chinese A: Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chinese B 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chinese B - Cantonese 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Chinese B - Mandarin 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Classical Greek 

GRK1**Y

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Computer Science 

CSC1**H
CSC1**H

 

0.5
0.5

108 (Sci) 
(Sci)

No 

No 

No 

Consult with the CSC department for advising on course selection. 

 

You have the equivalent to CSC108H5. 

Dance 

No credit 

 - 

Danish B 

LNG1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Design Technology 

No credit 

 -

- - - - -

Dutch A: Language 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Dutch A: Language and Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Dutch B 

LNG1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Economics 

SSC1**Y 

1.0 

(SSc) 

No 

No 

No 

This credit is not acceptable towards any Economics program. 

English A: Language and Literature 

ENG1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

English A: Literature 

ENG1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

English B 

No credit 

Environmental Systems and Societies 

No credit 

Film 

CIN1**H
CIN1**H

0.5
0.5

101 (Hum)
(Hum)

Yes  

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to CIN101H5.

French A: Language and Literature 

FRE1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

French A: Literature 

FRE1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

French B 

FRE1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

-  

Further Mathematics 

No credit 

Geography 

GGR1**H 
GGR1**H 

0.5
0.5

111 (SSc) 
111 (Sci) 

Yes

Yes Yes

You have the equivalent to GGR111H5 and GGR112H5.

German A: Language and Literature 

GER1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

German A: Literature 

GER1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

German B 

GER1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Global Politics 

POL1**H 
POL1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

(SSc) 
(SSc) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

Hindi B 

HIN1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Africa 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Africa/Middle East 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Americas 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Asia/Middle East 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Asia/Oceania 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Europe 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

History Europe/Middle East 

HIS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Indonesian A: Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Islamic History 

NMC1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Italian B 

ITA1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

ITGS 

CSC1**H 
SSC1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

(Sci) 
(SSc) 

No 

No 

No 

Consult with the CSC department for advising on course selection. 

Japanese A: Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Japanese B 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Korean A: Language and Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Korean A: Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Korean B 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Latin 

LAT1**Y

1.0

(Hum)

No 

No 

No 

Mandarin B 

EAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Mathematics (prior to 2021)

MAT1**H 
MAT1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

135 (Sci) 
136 (Sci) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent of MAT135H5 and MAT136H5.
Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches MAT1**H
MAT1**H
0.5
0.5
135 (Sci)
136 (Sci)
Yes Yes Yes You have the equivalent of MAT135H5 and MAT136H5.
Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation MAT1**H
MAT1**H
0.5
0.5
132 (Sci)
134 (Sci)
Yes Yes Yes You have the equivalent of MAT132H5 and MAT134H5.

Modern Greek A: Literature 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Music 

HUM1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Philosophy 

PHL1**H 
PHL1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

103 (Hum) 
113 (Hum) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

You have been given the equivalent of PHL103H5 and PHL113H5.  

Physics 

PHY1**H 
PHY1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

136 (Sci) 
137 (Sci) 

Yes 

Yes 

Yes 

You have the equivalent to PHY136H5 and PHY137H5. 

Psychology 

PSY1**Y 

1.0 

100 (Sci) 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

If you intend on pursuing Psychology at U of T Mississauga, it is recommended to take PSY100Y5.

Russian B 

LNG1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Social and Cultural Anthropology 

ANT1**H 
ANT1**H 

0.5 
0.5 

204 (SSc)
(SSc)

 

No 

Yes 

Yes 

You have been given the equivalent of ANT204H5.  

Spanish A: Language and Literature 

SPA1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Spanish A: Literature 

SPA1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Spanish B 

SPA1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Theatre 

DRE1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Turkish A: Literature 

NML1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

No 

No 

No 

Visual Arts 

FAS1**Y 

1.0 

(Hum) 

 No

No No -

Distribution Requirements

Of the 20.0 credits required to complete a degree, students must complete at least one full-credit in each of the three distribution requirement categories:

  • Humanities (Hum)
  • Science (Sci)
  • Social Sciences (SSc)

The majority of secondary school transfer credits are assigned a category and this will show up on your academic record. For more information about Distribution Requirements, please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website

How do I interpret the transfer credit equivalency chart?

  • Course Name: The name of the course/subject you took (for example, European History or Economics).
  • Transfer Credit Given: The credit that will appear on your academic record. All secondary school transfer credits are awarded unspecified transfer credits, for example BIO1**H, EAS1**Y, or POL1**H. 
  • Credit Weight: The weight of the transfer credits, either 0.5 or 1.0 (see the Academic Calendar for more information about course weight). If a course/subject is not eligible for transfer credit, the weight will be listed as N/A. 
  • Subject Area/Distribution Requirement: This column includes information about the distribution requirement category for the transfer credit (see above). In some cases, there will also be a number, which indicates the course to which the transfer credit can be considered an equivalent.
    • For example: IB HL Chemistry awards two half-credits of CHM1**H with a subject area of “110 (Sci)” and CHM1**H with a subject area of “120 (Sci). This means that the transfer credits can be used as the equivalent to CHM110H5 and CHM120H5. It is important to note that you could, however, choose to enrol in CHM110H5 and CHM120H5 at U of T Mississauga for credit and it would not be considered a repeated course.
  • Program Admission: This column tells you whether the credit can be used to meet the enrolment requirements for a Program of Study (POSt). See the Academic Calendar for more information about program enrolment requirements.
  • Program Requirements: This column tells you whether the credit can be used to meet the completion requirements for a POSt. See the Academic Calendar for more information about program completion requirements. 
  • Prerequisite Purposes: This column tells you whether the credit can be used to meet the prerequisite for another course. See the Academic Calendar for more information about prerequisites.
  • Notes: Important information about the credit equivalency and how the transfer credit can be used for program requirements. If the note instructs you to contact the respective department, you can find this in the Academic Calendar.