International Baccalaureate

The UGA Credit Equivalencies can be found here: UGA IB Credit Equivalencies

In recognition of the fact that a strong predictor of college success is a rigorous high school curriculum, the institutions in the University System of Georgia (USG) award academic credit for appropriate courses in the USG curriculum for work completed as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.

  • For IB Diploma recipients: Both Standard Level and High Level courses will be considered for credit
  • For IB Certificate of Completion recipients: Only High Level courses will be considered for credit. 

Request your results:

To request IB results, please contact the International Baccalaureate Organization at:

How can I see any IB credits I have earned at UGA?

A student can view test scores in the Student Information Menu in Athena. Credit earned through IB also appears in the degree program information on DegreeWorks.


The total college course credits awarded for IB assessments may not exceed 24. 

Students may qualify for additional college credit through sources other IB, such as College Board AP, SATII, and Departmental Placement Test credit.

This policy is in effect for all undergraduate students entering UGA. Both resident and non-resident students are eligible to receive credit. Tests taken after a student matriculates are not eligible for credit. Exception: students participating in Dual Enrollment at UGA may submit test scores with dates that coincide with the semesters they participated in Dual Enrollment.

For incoming new undergraduate students, IB scores on file at UGA are evaluated for credit at the point the student has accepted an offer of admission.  Additional scores that are received for incoming new undergraduate students will be evaluated at the time of receipt. 

For continuing undergraduate students who did not send their scores prior to matriculating at UGA, IB scores received by the university are evaluated for credit based on the IB credit equivalencies in effect at time of receipt.

Transfer students will receive the IB credit for college-level courses they were awarded by their transfer institution as it appears on that institution’s official transcript. Transfer students who did not receive credit for their IB work at a former college or university are encouraged to submit their IB scores to UGA. 

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, Dual Enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. If duplicate credit exists among AP, IB, SATII, or Departmental Exam, the source yielding the most credit will be awarded. Credit earned through testing will not replace graded credit in that same course.

Students may opt out of test credit if they see that acceptance of credit may disadvantage them. Students should make this request within their first year of attendance at UGA.

Changes to UGA IB credit equivalencies are effective as of November 1 of each year and will be published on the UGA IB Credit Equivalency webpage: UGA IB Credit Equivalencies

Additional Information:

The IBO does not release scores on IB exams taken in spring until July of that same year.  This may impact incoming undergraduate students attending orientation sessions in June.  Students should speak to their academic advisor during orientation about potential IB credit that is not yet on their UGA record.  The student may adjust their class schedule throughout the registration period after IB scores and credit post; even if this is after their orientation session. 

For sequence courses such as foreign language, English, Math, plan to take the next course after the one for which you have received course credit. Please consult with your academic advisor for additional information. 


If you believe that the assessment of your work and subsequent awarding of credits for such is in error please contact the Registrar’s Office. If you disagree with the re-assessment, you may file an appeal with the appropriate department chair and request an additional assessment. As with other academic matters, if the issue is not satisfactorily resolved at the department level, you may then appeal to the dean of the respective college. A final appeal is available to the Educational Affairs Committee through the vice president for instruction. The procedure for such an appeal can be found in Student Academic Services:

Student Academic Appeal Process


Contact the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions or concerns about UGA’s policies on Credit from Testing.

Audrey Shinner 

This policy revised Oct. 30, 2015.