The Academic Policies section of the current Temple Undergraduate Bulletin describes a number of policies that relate to Credit for Prior Learning.  Official transcripts for courses from other institutions and official score reports should be sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The Undergraduate Admissions office determines which credits will transfer to the University (See the Admissions: Transfer Credit section of the Undergraduate Bulletin), whereas the academic unit to which the student has been admitted determines how credits will be used to fulfill degree requirements in a student's program of study.

GenEd Area Codes

GenEd Area Codes

Code   

Description

GA

Arts

GB

Human Behavior

GD

Race & Diversity

GG

World Society

GQ

Quantitative Literacy

GS

Science & Technology

GU

U.S. Society

GW

Analytical Reading and Writing

GY

Intellectual Heritage I

GZ

Intellectual Heritage II

International Baccalaureate (IB) Equivalencies

IB equivalencies

IB Exam

Temple Equivalent 

Credits

Min. Score

Gen Ed Area*

Notes

AMERICAN HISTORY

HISTORY 1101 & HISTORY 1102

6

5

GU

PRIOR to SPRING 2022

ARABIC B SL

ARABIC 2001

3

5

ARABIC B HL

ARABIC 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

BIOLOGY HL**

BIOLOGY 1111 & BIOLOGY 2112

8

6

BIOLOGY HL**

BIOLOGY 1011 & BIOLOGY 1012

8

4

GS & GS

BIOLOGY SL

BIOLOGY LL ELECTIVE

3

5

GS

BUS & MGMT HL

BUSINESS LL ELECTIVE

3

5

CHEMISTRY HL**

CHEMISTRY 1031/1033 & CHEMISTRY 1032/1034

8

6

GS & GS

CHEMISTRY HL**

CHEMISTRY 1021/1023 & CHEMISTRY 1022/1024

8

4

GS & GS

CHEMISTRY SL

CHEMISTRY LL ELECTIVE

3

5

GS

CHINESE B HL

CHINESE 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

DESIGN

ART 1501 & LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GA

ECONOMICS HL

ECONOMICS 1101 & 1102

6

5

GB

ECONOMICS SL

ECON 1001

3

5

EFFECTIVE SPRING 2022

ENGLISH A: LANGUAGE & LITERATURE (SL & HL)

ENGLISH Lower Level Elective

3

5

GA

EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

ENGLISH A: LITERATURE (SL & HL)

ENGLISH Lower Level Elective

3

5

GA

EFFECTIVE FALL 2019

ENGLISH LANGUAGE A

ENGLISH 802

3

5

GW

ENDED SPRING 2016

ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS AND SOCIETIES

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES LL ELECTIVE

3

5

EUROPE AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD

HISTORY 1301 & LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GG

FRENCH B HL

FRENCH 1003 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

GEOGRAPHY HL

GUS 2002

3

5

GB REMOVED EFFECTIVE SPRING 2017

GEOGRAPHY & URBAN STUDIES 1051

GERMAN B SL

GERMAN 1003

3

5

GERMAN B HL

GERMAN 1003 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

HEBREW B SL

HEBREW 2001

3

5

HEBREW B HL

HEBREW 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

HINDI B HL

HINDI 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

HISTORY OF AFRICA

HISTORY UL ELECTIVE

3

5

PRIOR to SPRING 2022

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

HISTORY LL ELECTIVE

3

5

PRIOR to SPRING 2022

HISTORY OF ASIA AND OCEANIA

HISTORY 2501 & HISTORY 2502

6

5

PRIOR to SPRING 2022

HISTORY OF AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST

HIST 2670

3

6

HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS

HIST 2280

3

6

HISTORY OF ASIA AND OCEANIA

HIST 2680

3

6

HISTORY OF EUROPE

HIST 2480

3

6

HISTORY: 20th CENTURY WORLD

HISTORY LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GG

ISLAMIC HISTORY

HISTORY UL ELECTIVE

3

5

ITALIAN B HL

ITALIAN 1003 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

JAPANESE B HL

JAPANESE 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

MATHEMATICS HL

MATH 1041

4

5

GQ

SEE NOTE V. BELOW

MATHEMATICS SL

MATH LL ELECTIVE

4

5

GQ

SEE NOTE V. BELOW

STUDIES MATH SL

MATH LL ELECTIVE

4

5

GQ

SEE NOTE V. BELOW

Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches SL & HL

MATH LL ELECTIVE

4

5

GQ

Mathematics: Applications and Interpretations SL & HL

MATH LL ELECTIVE

4

5

GQ

MODERN GREEK B HL

GREEK ANCIENT 2001 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

MUSIC SL & HL

MUSIC STUDIES 1761

3

5

GA

PHILOSOPHY

PHILOSOPHY 1101

3

5

PHYSICS HL**

PHYSICS 1061 & PHYSICS 1062

8

6

GS & GS

PHYSICS HL**

PHYSICS 1021 & PHYSICS 1022

8

4

GS & GS

PHYSICS SL

PHYSICS LL ELECTIVE

3

5

GS

PORTUGUESE B SL

PORTUGUESE 1003

3

5

PORTUGUESE B HL

PORTUGUESE 1003 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

PSYCHOLOGY

PSYCHOLOGY 1001

3

5

GB REMOVED EFFECTIVE SPRING 2017

PSYCH 1061 PRIOR TO FALL 2014

RUSSIAN B HL

RUSSIAN 2001 & UL EELECTIVE

6

5

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTHROPOLOGY LL ELECTIVE

3

5

ANTH 2396 PRIOR TO FALL 2019

SPANISH B HL

SPANISH 1003 & UL ELECTIVE

6

5

THEATRE ARTS

THEATER 1002

3

5

GA

TURKISH B HL

CRITICAL LANGUAGES, UL ELECTIVE

6

5

VISUAL ARTS HL

ARTU Elective & LL ELECTIVE

6

5

GA REMOVED EFFECTIVE FALL 2018

ART 1501 & LL ELECTIVE PRIOR TO FALL 2018

WORLD RELIGIONS

RELIGION 1101

3

5

GG

Notes:
I. Although the IB credits do not transfer as direct equivalents to Temple Gen Ed courses, we will allow students to satisfy the designated Gen Ed area with the IB Credits. Current students should refer to their DARS for additional information regarding options for completing remaining GenEd requirements.

II. The same exam is evaluated differently for different exam scores.

III. Colleges and Schools may have limitations on the type and number of IB credits that can be applied to a degree. View School and College specific policies. [PDF]

IV. Temple does not award college credit for Language AB (ex. Spanish AB, French AB) as these are language acquisition courses for student with little or no experience of the langauge.

V. Beginning in 2021, Temple University will accept for admission the Higher and Standard Levels of either Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation for any major at the university. However, applicants applying into Math, Engineering, or Business programs are encouraged to take either the higher or standard level of Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches or Higher Level Mathematics: Applications and Interpretation.

Last Updated: August 2019