International Baccalaureate Credit

Students enrolled at the University of Utah who achieved scores of 7, 6, 5 on higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations may be awarded up to eight semester hours of university credit in each higher level examination or 30 semester hours of credit for the completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Students must submit a request for evaluation to the Office of Admissions to have credit recorded on their records.

General education requirements will be waived for completion of the IB Diploma except in the areas of writing, American history, and mathematics. These areas can be waived with a higher level exam.

Completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma awards 30 semester hours of credit and waives all of the Intellectual Exploration areas of the General Education requirements. Waivers for Writing, Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning), and American Institutions requirements will be based on the completion of a corresponding higher level subject area in which a score of 5 or higher has been achieved.

If the diploma is not earned, students will be awarded 8 semester hours of credit and General Education waiver for each higher level subject passed with a score of 5 or higher.

If a student has both AP and IB credit, the IB credit is awarded first, then any additional AP credit will be awarded. If IB credit has been awarded and duplicates AP credit, the AP credit will be reduced by the amount of credit awarded for an IB higher level subject in a specific area.

A student must be matriculated at the University of Utah to have IB credit recorded. IB scores and General Education waivers are evaluated according to the current policy at the time the request is made for an evaluation. Candidates for credit must complete an application, available in the Office of Admissions, requesting an evaluation of their IB results.

Complete the International Baccalaureate Evaluation Form (pdf).

SUBJECT AWARDED GENERAL EDUCATION WAIVER
Anthropology (Social Science) 8 1 Social Science IE
Art 8 1 Fine Arts IE
Art History 8 1 Fine Arts IE
Biology 8 1 Science IE
Applied Chemistry 8 1 Science IE
General Chemistry 8 1 Science IE
Computing 8 1 Science IE
Economics 8 1 Social Science IE
English 8 Writing 2010
Geography 8 1 Social Science IE
History of the Americas 8 1 Humanities IE
History - European 8 1 Humanities IE
History - United States 8 American Institutions
Languages:
    French 8 Placement by Department
    Italian 8 Placement by Department
    Latin 8 Placement by Department
    Spanish 8 Placement by Department
Mathematics 8 Quantitative Reasoning QA/QB
Music 8 1 Fine Arts IE
Philosophy 8 1 Humanities IE
Physics 8 1 Science IE
Psychology 8 1 Social Science IE
Theatre 8 1 Fine Arts IE

* The score received in a Higher Level Subject determines all credit and waivers
** IE = Intellectual Exploration

*** When computing General Education requirements, the entire area is waived with two Intellectual Exploration courses earned in one General Education Area