International Baccalaureate (IB) Exam Applicability to Associate Degree General Education Requirements

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Educational Policies Committee
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Template was approved at Fall 2010 Plenary Session.

Whereas, Title 5 §55063, Minimum Requirements for the Associate Degree, outlines specific general education requirements that each college must include for the associate degree;

Whereas, The only way for a California community college student to receive associate’s degree general education credit for an IB exam is if equivalency for a course or an associate degree general education area has been locally established;

Whereas, Many students attend more than one California community college, and IB course equivalencies may not exist or may vary greatly among the California community colleges; and

Whereas, IB general education subject area applicability exists system-wide for students completing IGETC or CSU GE Breadth;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges develop a suggested system-wide policy template regarding the use of International Baccalaureate exams for meeting associate degree general education requirements and encourage local senates to consider this policy template for local adoption.

MSC Disposition: Local Senates