Skip to main content

International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma (IB)

The International Baccalaureate Organization's Diploma Programme was created in 1968. It is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. It is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. The program has earned a reputation for rigorous assessment, much like the Advanced Placement (AP) Program. For information about the IB program, please go to www.ibo.org.

IB Credit is awarded by earning the required score in a specific subject area. To receive credit you must furnish the Office of Admissions with an official IB transcript issued directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization. Course credit awarded through the IB program will apply toward degree requirements. There will not be a specific letter grade associated with the credit earned through IB course work. A designation of IB credit will be awarded, and the grade-point average will not be affected. Students seeking IB credit must have information sent to EKU for recording of test information within the first 30 hours of EKU enrollment.  EKU awards credit for IB course work in the following manner.
 

IB Subject Level Minimum Score Credit Hours EKU Course
Biology SL 5 3 BIO 100
Biology HL 4 4 BIO 121
Chemistry SL 5 4 CHE 101
Chemistry HL 4 4 CHE 111/115
English HL/SL 4 3 ENG 101
French SL 5 6 FRE 101, 102
French HL 5 12 FRE 101, 102, 201, 202
Geography HL/SL 4 3 GEO 101 or GEO 220
German SL 5 6 GER 101, 102
German HL 4 12 GER 101, 102, 201, 202
History SL 4 6 HIS 202, HIS 203
History HL 4 6 HIS 246, HIS 247
Information Technology SL 4 3 CIS 212 (CSC 104)
Math Studies SL 5 3 MAT 105
Math Methods SL 5 3 MAT 107
Mathematics HL 5 4 MAT 124
Physics SL/HL 5 3 PHY 101
Psychology SL/HL 4 3 PSY 200
Social Anthropology SL/HL 4 3 ANT 120
Spanish SL 5 6 SPA 101, SPA 102
Spanish HL 5 12 SPA 101, 102, 201, 202
Open /*deleted href=#openmobile*/