International Baccalaureate (IB) and International Secondary School Credit

If a Penn State student has completed the equivalent of college-level course work in some foreign secondary schools or through the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, these credits may be considered for transfer. (The IB was designed as a curriculum and university entrance examination that could be taken in and recognized by any country. IB examinations are offered at Higher Level and Standard Level; only Higher Level examinations that are graded 5 or above will be considered for transfer credit.)

A listing of IB courses approved for transfer credit to Penn State is available at Credit from International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams.

For more information, contact Undergraduate Admissions.


Last Update: May 2016

Reference(s): Senate Policy 42-96