International Baccalaureate

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

Request your results:
To request IB results, please contact the International Baccalaureate Organization at: http://www.ibo.org/ibna/graduates


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.

This policy is in effect for all students entering UGA in summer 2008 and beyond.  Both resident and non-resident students are eligible to receive credit.

  • For IB Diploma recipients: Both Standard Level (college preparatory)and High Level (college comparable) courses will be considered for credit.
  • For IB Certificate of Completion recipients: High Level (college comparable) courses will be considered for credit.

When submitting scores, please insure that the First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, and Date of Birth on your AP record exactly matches the information on your UGA record.  Unmatched records will delay the posting of your scores and credit.

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 Deparmental Placement Test credit.

Incoming first year students will have their IB credit awards posted to their records in July or shortly before each semester's orientation sessions begin.  The IBO does not release scores on IB exams taken in spring until after July 7 of that same year.  For example, IB exams taken in spring 2012 will not be available until after July 7, 2012.  This may impact 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 his/her calss schedule throughout the registration period after IB scores and credit post; even if this is after their orientation session.

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.

Questions regarding how IB credits transfer can be addressed to the Office of the Registrar.

Credit will be awarded only once for the same subject, whether the credit is earned by examination, joint enrollment, transfer credit, or course credit. Credit is awarded in the order it was chronologically earned, with the most recent instance counting towards the degree. If duplicate credit exists among AP, IB, JT, or Departmental Exam, the exam yielding the most credit will be awarded.  For sequence courses, you should 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.

Appeals:
You may opt not to accept credits if you see that acceptance of credits may disadvantage you. Further, if you believe that the assessment of your work from the IB Diploma Program and subsequent awarding of credits for such is in error, you may file an appeal with the appropriate department chair and request a re-assessment. As with other academic matters, if the issue is not satisfactorily resolved at the department level, the student 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 whose decision will be final. The procedure for such an appeal can be found in Student Academic Services:
http://ovpi.uga.edu/eac/eacugrad.htm
 
How can I see any IB credits I have earned at UGA?
Credits generally post shortly before orientation each semester for newly admitted students or with 7-10 business days after ordering scores for continuing UGA students.  A student can review IB credit earned by viewing courses previously taken under the student academic records menu in OASIS.  Credit earned through IB also appears in the degree program information on DegreeWorks.
 
What do I do if I can't see my IB credits on my academic record?
If you matriculated at UGA and have reported scores to the University of Georgia but have not received credit, please contact your high school IB Coordinator for the IBO to confirm the date that your scores were released to UGA then contact the Office of the Registrar.


Office of the Registrar Contact:
Audrey W. Shinner, Assistant Registrar
Phone: 706-542-8772
Fax: 706-583-8162
Email:
ashinner@uga.edu