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       

  • Arabic A Lang & Lit HL — 6 non-designated Arabic Language credits at the 1000 level (3 credits count as distribution under Arts)
  • Biology HL — BIOL 1001 & BIOL 1501 (BIOL 1001 counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Biology SL — 3 non-designated Biology credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Business Management HL — COMM 1011 & 3 non-designated Commerce credits at the 2000 level
  • Business Management SL — COMM 1011
  • Economics HL — ECON 1001 & ECON 1011 (3 credits from ECON 1001 or 1011 counts as distribution under Social World)
  • Economics SL — 3 non-designated Economics credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Social World)
  • English A  Literature HL — ENGL 1201 & 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level (ENGL 1201 counts as distribution under Arts)
  • English A Literature SL — 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • English A Language & Literature HL — ENGL 1201 & 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level (ENGL 1201 counts as distribution under Arts)
  • English A Language & Literature SL — 3 non-designated English credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • Environment & Society SL — GENS 1401 (counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • French A Literature HL — 6 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (3 credits count as distribution under Arts)
  • French A Literature SL — 3 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • French A Language & Literature HL — 6 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (3 credits count as distribution under Arts)
  • French A Language & Literature SL — 3 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • French AB SL — 3 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • French B HL — 6 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (3 credits count as distribution under Arts)
  • French B SL — 3 non-designated French Language credits at the 1000 level (3 credits count as distribution under Arts)
  • Geography HL — GENV 1201 & GENS 1401 (GENV 1201 counts as distribution under Social World; GENS 1401 counts as Natural Science)
  • Geography SL — GENS 1401 (counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Hindi B HL — 6 non-designated Hindi Language credits at the 1000 level (3 credits count as distribution under Arts)
  • History of Africa & the Middle East HL — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (3 credits count as distribution under Humanities)
  • History of the Americas HL — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (3 credits count as distribution under Humanities)
  • History of Asia & Oceania HL — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (3 credits count as distribution under Humanities)
  • History of Europe HL — 6 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (3 credits count as distribution under Humanities)
  • History SL — 3 non-designated History credits at the 1600 level (counts as distribution under Humanities)
  • Italian B SL — 3 non-designated Italian Language credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • Mathematics HL — MATH 1111 & 3 non-designated Math credits at the 1000 level (MATH 1111 counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Mathematics SL — MATH 1111 (counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Norwegian B HL — 6 non-designated Norwegian Language credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • Philosophy HL — 6 non-designated Philosophy credits at the 1000 level
  • Philosophy SL — 3 non-designated Philosophy credits at the 1000 level
  • Physics HL — PHYS 1051 & PHYS 1551 (PHYS 1051 counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Physics SL — 3 non-designated Physics credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Natural Science)
  • Psychology HL — PSYC 1011 & 3 non-designated Psychology credits at the 1000 level
  • Psychology SL — 3 non-designated Psychology credits at the 1000 level
  • Swahili B SL — 3 non-designated Swahili Language credits at the 1000 level (counts as distribution under Arts)
  • Theory of Knowledge — 3 non-designated Elective credits at the 1000 level