Students completing International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are eligible for admission to Mount Allison with advanced standing.
 
Students who successfully complete the IB diploma may receive up to 30 transfer credits comprised of higher level (HL) or standard level (SL) courses with a score of five (5) or higher, and theory of knowledge with a grade of C or higher.
 
IB certificate students who complete higher level (HL) courses with a score of five (5) or higher will be assessed for transfer credit for those HL courses to a maximum of 18 credits. Standard level (SL) courses completed as an IB certificate are not eligible for transfer credits.
 
Below is a list of IB courses that have transferred to Mount Allison in the past to give you an idea of the credits you may receive for successfully completed IB courses.

An official transfer credit assessment will be completed for each individual upon the submission and receipt of the official International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) transcript in early summer.  

It is the student's responsibility to arrange for an official transcript to be sent directly from the IBO to Mount Allison University. The listing of credit transfers noted below does not guarantee the granting of credit in a specific situation as additional factors may apply. While every effort is made to ensure the currency and accuracy of the data found within the list below, errors may occur. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify this information with the admitting institution.

Not every IB course has been evaluated for credit transfer. Therefore if your courses do not appear in the list below, it may still be possible to receive credit for them. Please contact your admissions team for more information.
  

Mount Allison equivalencies of select IB courses       

  • Anthropology (HL) — Anthropology 1011 (ANTH 1011) & 3 non-designated Anthropology credits at the 1000 level
  • Art & Design (Visual Arts) (HL) — 6 non-designated elective credits at the 1000 level (may be assigned as Fine Arts for students accepted to the BFA or Major in Fine Arts with advanced standing)
  • Biology (HL) — Biology 1001 (BIOL 1001) & Biology 1501 (BIOL 1501)
  • Biology (SL) — 3 non-designated Biology credits at the 1000 level
  • Business & Management (HL) — Commerce 1011 (COMM 1011) & 3 non-designated Commerce credits at the 1000 level
  • Business & Management (SL) — Commerce 1011 (COMM 1011)
  • Chemistry (HL) — Chemistry 1001 (CHEM 1001) & Chemistry 1021 (CHEM 1021)  (must consult with department head prior to course registration at the 2000 level)
  • Chemistry (SL) — Chemistry 1001 (CHEM 1001) (must consult with the Chemistry Department prior to registering in CHEM 1021)
  • Commerce (HL) — Commerce 1011 (COMM 1011) & 3 non-designated Commerce credits at the 1000 level
  • Commerce (SL) — Commerce 1011 (COMM 1011)
  • Computer Science (SL) — Computer Science 1631 (COMP 1631)
  • Design Tech (HL) — 6 non-designated elective credits at the 1000 level
  • Drama (HL) — 6 non-designated Drama credits at the 1000 level
  • Economics (HL) — Economics 1001 (ECON 1001) & Economics 1011 (ECON 1011)
  • Economics (SL) — 3 non-designated Economics credits at the 1000 level
  • English A1 Lang and Lit (HL) — English 1201 (ENGL 1201) & 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level
  • English A1 Lang and Lit (SL) — 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level
  • English A2 (HL) — English 1201 (ENGL 1201) & 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level
  • English A2 (SL) — 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level
  • English Lit (SL) — 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level
  • English B (HL) — no credit
  • English B (SL) — no credit
  • Environment Systems (SL) — Science 1001 (SCIE 1001)
  • Environment & Society (SL) — 3 non-designated Geography & Environment (GENS) credits at the 1000 level
  • French A1 (SL) — 3 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (must take French Placement test prior to registering for French studies at Mount Allison)
  • French B (HL) — 6 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (must take French Placement test prior to registering for French studies at Mount Allison)
  • French B (SL) — 3 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (must take French Placement test prior to registering for French studies at Mount Allison)
  • Geography (HL) — Geography and Environment 1201(GENV 1201) & Geography and Environment 1401 (GENS 1401)
  • Geography (SL) — Geography and Environment 1401 (GENS 1401)
  • German Language & Literature (HL) — 6 non-designated German Language credits at the 1000 level
  • Hindi B (HL) — 6 non-designated Hindi Language credits at the 1000 level
  • History (HL) — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • History (SL) — 3 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • History: European (HL) — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • History: Islamic World (HL) — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • History: Africa (HL) — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • History: Asia (HL) — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • History: Americas (HL) — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (may be used as Humanities 1600 series requirements)
  • Indonesian B (SL) — 3 non-designated Indonesian Language credits at the 1000 level
  • Japanese AB (SL) — 3 non-designated Japanese Language credits at the 1000 level
  • Latin (SL) — Latin 1101 (LATI 1101) 
  • Marine Science (SL) — 3 non-designated Science credits at the 1000 level
  • Mathematics (HL) — Mathematics 1111 (MATH 1111) & 3 non-designated Math credits at the 1000 level
  • Mathematics Methods (HL) — 6 non-designated Math credits at the 1000 level
  • Mathematics Methods (SL) — 3 non-designated Math credits at the 1000 level
  • Mathematics (SL) — Mathematics 1111 (MATH 1111)
  • Modern Greek A2 (SL) — 3 non-designated Greek Language credits at the 1000 level
  • Music (HL) — 6 non-designated Music credits at the 1000 level
  • Music solo performance (SL) — 3 non-designated Music credits at the 1000 level
  • Norwegian B (HL) — 6 non-designated Norwegian Language credits at the 1000 level
  • Philosophy (HL) — 6 non-designated Philosophy credits at the 1000 level
  • Philosophy (SL) — 3 non-designated Philosophy credits at the 1600 level
  • Physics (HL) — Physics 1051(PHYS 1051) & Physics 1551 (PHYS 1551)
  • Physics (SL) — 3 non-designated Physics credits at the 1000 level
  • Political Theory — 3 non-designated Political Science credits at the 1000 level
  • Psychology (HL) — Psychology 1011 (PSYC 1011) & 3 non-designated Psychology credits at the 1000 level
  • Social & Cultural Anthropology (HL) — Sociology 1001 (SOCI 1001) & Anthropology 1011 (ANTH 1011)
  • Spanish B (HL) — Spanish 1101 (SPAN 1101) & Spanish 1111 (SPAN 1111) (must complete the Spanish Placement Test prior to registering in Spanish Studies at Mount Allison)
  • Spanish B (SL) — 3 non-designated Spanish Language credits at the 1000 level  (must complete the Spanish Placement Test prior to registering in Spanish Studies at Mount Allison)
  • Swedish A2 (SL) — 3 non-designated Swedish Language credits at the 1000 level
  • Theatre Arts (HL) — 6 non-designated Drama credits at the 1000 level
  • Theatre Arts (SL) — 3 non-designated Drama credits at the 1000 level
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) — 3 non-designated Elective credits at the 1000 level
  • World Religion (SL) — 3 non-designated Religious studies credits at the 1000 level