Washington & Jefferson College values the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and Certificate and their engaging and challenging curriculum that encourages critical thinking, intercultural understanding and respect. W&J recognizes IB achievement by awarding course credit toward graduation.
Course credit will be granted for each higher level (HL) IB course with an exam score of 5 or higher. A department chair, program director or academic dean will determine whether a course counts as an elective or toward a specific requirement (minor, major or general education).
Students who have completed the entire IB Diploma Programme can earn credit for up to 8 courses toward graduation at W&J.
The official International Baccalaureate transcript is required to award credit.
IB Diploma score of:
W&J Course Credit
|30 or higher||8 Courses|
|Below 30||1 Course credit with each exam score of 5 or higher|
|[Remainder of chart to be determined by department or program]|
Example: German score of 5 or higher
|Course credit for GER 207|
*Unless otherwise stated above, College policy regarding transfer credits applies to IB courses. Please see the College Catalog for details.