International Baccalaureate (IB) Course Equivalency

Incoming students may be granted up to 20 credits on the basis of their IB coursework. Credits are awarded for Higher Level IB courses based on the student receiving a score at or above the level approved by the department that evaluated the course (in no case less than a score of five). In order to grant credit, Rider’s Office of Undergraduate Admission must be sent an official IB transcript.

The process for evaluating new, or revised IB courses shall be: (1) the Office of Admissions sends IB courses to the appropriate Dean’s office, (2) the Dean’s Office sends the course to the appropriate department chair, (3) the department evaluates the course and determines equivalence, minimum score needed to receive credit, and number of credits to be awarded. This information is shared with the Dean’s Office who reports it back to the Office of Admissions.

Note: A maximum of 30 credits will be awarded based on a combination of all assessment procedures (AP, CLEP, and IB). CLEP credit will only be awarded for courses where the college offering the course awards credit through CLEP. In exceptional circumstances (such as highly qualified prospective students or second degree seeking students) and with permission of the dean of the academic unit from which the courses were being offered, students may be allowed to transfer more than 30 advanced standing credits.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses

Department Exam Title (parenthetical notations refer to examination year)Minimum Score Course Credit Course Equivalency
Proposed and Approved by Departmental Chairs
Biology Biology5 8 BIO115, BIO116
Chemistry Chemistry5 3 CHE115
Communication Film (2006-2009)5 6 COM131, ENG226
Communication Film (2010-)5
6 COM131, ENG226
English /
Foreign Language
Language A1 (more than 60 languages)
  English A15 6 CMP120, ENG205
  Chinese A15 6 CHI100, CHI101
  French A15 6 FRE100, FRE101
  German A15 6 GER100, GER101
  Italian A15 6 ITA100, ITA101
  Russian A15 6 RUS100, RUS101
  Spanish A15 6 SPA100, SPA101
  Other Language5 6 100, 101 (For. Lang. core)
Foreign Language
Language A2 (16 languages)
  English A25 6 CMP120, ENG205
  Chinese A25 6 CHI100, CHI101
  French A25 6 FRE100, FRE101
 
German A25 6 GER100, GER101
 
Italian A25 6 ITA100, ITA101
 
Russian A25 6 RUS100, RUS101
 
Spanish A25 6 SPA100, SPA101

Other Language
5
6
100, 101 (For. Lang. core)
Foreign Language
Language B5 6 100, 101 (For. Lang. core)
Foreign LanguageClassical Languages (2003-2009)
Latin and Classical Greek
5 or 63LIT250
Foreign LanguageClassical Languages (2003-2009)
Latin and Classical Greek
76LIT250, LIT251
Foreign LanguageClassical Languages (2010-)
Latin and Classical Greek
5 or 63LIT250
Foreign LanguageClassical Languages (2010-)
Latin and Classical Greek
76LIT250, LIT251
HistoryHistory (2003-2009)53HIS151
HistoryHistory (2010-)53Route 1 – HIS150
Route 2 – HIS151
HistoryIslamic History53HIS25x (upper-level History major course, except HIS281)
Mathematics Mathematics5 4 MTH105
Philosophy Philosophy5 3 PHL115 or PHL202
Physics Physics5 4 PHY100, PHY101L
Psychology
Psychology (2005-2010)5 3 PSY100
Psychology
Psychology (2011-)5 3 PSY100
Sociology
Social and Cultural Anthropology (2002-2009)5 3 SOC110
SociologySocial and Cultural Anthropology (2010-)53SOC110
OtherGeography (2005-2010)53Liberal Arts Elective
OtherGeography (2011-)53Liberal Arts Elective

Fine and Performing Arts Courses

Department Exam Title (parenthetical notations refer to examination year)Minimum Score
Course Credit Course Equivalency
Proposed and Approved by Departmental Chairs
Fine Arts
Dance5  
Fine Arts Music (2002-2010)5 6 MUS110, MUS111
Fine Arts
Music (2011-)5
6
MUS110, MUS111
Fine Arts
Theatre5
 
Fine Arts
Visual Arts5 3 ART103

Please carefully note any difference in policy for WCA students.

Business Courses

Department Exam Title (parenthetical notations refer to examination year)Minimum Score
Course Credit Course Equivalency
Proposed and Approved by Departmental Chairs
Management Science
Computer Science (2010-)5 3 Business or free elective
Management Business and Management (2009-)5 3 CBA-110
Other
ITGS (Information Technology in a Global Society)5 3 Business or free elective
Other Design Technology5 3 Business or free elective
Economics Economics5 6 ECO200, ECO201