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How much college credit does IB give you with good exam scores?

I realize that IB gives college credit and most universities and higher education institutions accept the IB exams as credit but I don't understand how much it can take off of college. #college #university #higher-education #ib-diploma #college-credit #ib


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Jyoti’s Answer

Each school has their own policies on accepting transfer credit and test-out credits. Some colleges have limits on the number of credits transferred in because they may feel the student should have a learning experience related to the mission, vision, and curriculum of that particular institution. Some colleges have a requirement called "Residency requirement" which is termed to ensure students take courses at that institution. Other colleges have no limit. You can research this through researching "transfer credit acceptance policies" or "IB acceptance policies" at the schools you are interested in attending.


Thank you very much Jyoti! Nada D.

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Paul’s Answer

Hi Nada,

I personally took IB in high school when I graduated back in 2017. It honestly depends on each school and their educational unit distribution guidelines. I would definitely suggest you talk to the college campus counselors or see the guidelines on the school website to ensure that they even accept IB for college credit. Rule of thumb, a 6-7 on an IB test would be a 5 on AP, 5-6 would translate to a 4 on AP, 4-5 would be a 3, and anything under that would not be eligible for credit.

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Michelle’s Answer

Hi Nada,


You will need to speak with an advisor at the school you are planning to attend as they will be able to best advise you regarding their policies about IB credit. At some schools you will receive a certain number of credits for each IB class you took like perhaps 3 credits. At other schools they will accept you IB class in place of one the college classes. Each school is different so I would suggest you check with the admissions office before making your final decision on which school to attend.


Best of luck.


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