International Baccalaureate (IB)

Columbia College accepts credit from successfully completed International Baccalaureate (IB) coursework. Course equivalencies and transfer credit awards vary by subject and International Baccalaureate course level (standard/higher).

The IB Diploma Programme

Students who meet the following requirements are eligible to receive a minimum of 10 hours of transfer credit.

  • Completed the IB Diploma Programme
  • Completed higher-level (HL) courses with a score of four or better
  • Completed standard-level (SL) courses with a score of five or better

Students with some IB coursework who have not completed the IB Diploma Programme will be granted equivalency credit on a course-by-course basis.

To receive credit, IB coursework must be:

  • Completed at the higher-level (HL), and 
  • Earned at a score of five or better

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