IU recognizes both British-style Advanced-level exams (except from Sri Lanka) and International Baccalaureate (IB) higher-level exams when awarding credit and course exemptions.
You can earn up to 8 credit hours per exam for IB higher-level scores of 5 or higher. Credit is awarded for the British Advanced-level exams when a grade of D or higher is earned. For detailed information on how credit will be awarded for these exams, please visit the Office of International Services.
To be considered for IB credit, have a copy of your result slip sent to the IU Office of Admissions. In the case of the British-style Advanced-level exam, an official, certified copy of the A-Level Certificate is required.
For students who were not able to take a standardized IB exam in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, credit will be awarded based on the subject grade assigned using the normal IB 1–7 scale.
Note: “UNDI” indicates “undistributed” credit that will not be assigned to a specific course.
Alert regarding coronavirus: In the absence of the standardized IB exam, credit will be awarded based on the subject grade assigned using the normal IB 1–7 scale. Please know that this is only for students entering in the fall 2020 term. If there are additional changes, they will be posted to this page.