Acceptance of Credit from International Baccalaureate Diploma Programs
This policy details the standards for accepting credits from an International Baccalaureate Diploma program to the University of Colorado as required by HB 03-1108
Provide compliance with CRS 23-1-113.2 (per HB 03-1108).
In 2003, the Colorado legislature passed and the governor approved CRS 23-1-113.2 (per HB 03-1108) concerning a standard policy for accepting international baccalaureate diploma students in Colorado institutions of higher education. The legislation requires each governing board to establish policies to carry out the provisions of the bill. This administrative policy statement serves that function.
II. Policy Statement
Any student admitted to a University of Colorado campus after June 30, 2003, who has graduated from high school having successfully completed an International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program will be granted 24 semester hours of college credit. No tuition will be charged for these credits. These credits will be granted, however, only if the student receives a score of 4 or better on the examinations administered as part of the IB diploma program. If the student scores less than 4 on any IB subject test, the credit hours granted shall be reduced accordingly.
Schools and colleges may grant credit for individual IB courses for which a student has received a minimum score of 4 on the exam, even if a student has not successfully completed an IB diploma program.
Each campus shall develop a matrix or list of the general education requirements or elective credits satisfied by specific IB courses.
- Acceptance of First-time Freshmen Students Who Have Successfully Completed an International Baccalaureate Diploma Program – December 5, 2003 (Initial Policy)
- Revised and Renamed, January 7, 2010.
- Reviewed and non-substantive changes made January 20, 2015.
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