Students who have completed an IB diploma with a score of 30 or higher will be awarded 30 credits. In some cases, credit awarded may apply toward their UB degree, and according to faculty-approved exam articulation, toward their major and general education requirements. These IB diploma holders should contact the Office of the Registrar at 716-645-5698 for information about the evaluation of their IB diploma and exams.
Students who have completed an IB diploma with a score of 29 or less and students who did not complete a diploma are guaranteed credit for higher-level IB exams with scores of “5” or better. In some cases, the credit awarded will apply toward their UB degrees and according to faculty-approved exam articulation, toward their major and general education requirements. Articulation of IB higher-level exams for these students is available on UB’s International Baccalaureate (IB) chart (PDF).
No credit is awarded for IB English language exams taken in a non-native English-speaking country or by a student whose native language is not English. A maximum of 30 credits may be awarded for an IB diploma or IB exams.