International Baccalaureate

Diplomas and Certificates

Students who have participated in International Baccalaureate Programs in their high schools are welcomed at Gordon State College. In many circumstances, the college is able to award college credit for exemplary performance in IB courses.

If the student did not earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma but did earn a certificate in one or more higher level International Baccalaureate (IB) courses with a score of 4 or better, course credit is awarded by the academic divisions when it is judged that the IB course is equivalent to a course at Gordon.

If the student completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the college will examine test results from both standard IB courses and higher level IB courses in all disciplines and award credit according to the following schedule.

Score Standard Level Higher Level
4 0 3-4
5 0-4 3-8
6-7 3-8 3-12

Students who have completed International Baccalaureate diplomas and/or certificates should provide evidence to the Admissions Office of their success in their courses. The Admissions Office will then consult with academic officers and award credit as described above. There will be a maximum of 24 semester hours credit given on the basis of work completed in International Baccalaureate Programs. Students cannot earn credit for the same course on the basis of AP testing and IB course credit.