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International Baccalaureate (IB) Credits

When appropriate, and evidence is provided that the course work is comparable to a college course, ABAC will award college course credit for IB credit following the guidelines outlined below:

  • Semester credit hours and course credit will be given for IB Diploma completers only. Please visit for details.

  • The particular courses for which students receive college credit may vary from institution to institution, depending on what courses the institution offers - determinations of course comparability will be made by the respective departments; the range in credit hours allows for a match with particular courses, including labs.

  • Total college course credits awarded for IB assessments may not exceed 24 credit hours.

  • Students may opt not to take the credit.

  • Students receiving credit for American Government or American History must meet the State of Georgia Legislative Requirements regarding Georgia History and Georgia Constitution through examination.

In addition, the following may be allowed.

  • After the appropriate core courses are credited, if students (diploma completers) have additional acceptable IB assessment scores (minimum 4 for HL, minimum 5 for SL) that have not been awarded course credits, ABAC may award credit for other lower-division courses outside of the core for up to a maximum of 24 total credits.

  • ABAC may choose to award credit to students who did not complete the diploma program but were awarded a certificate for completion of a specific subject area for higher level courses with a minimum assessment score of 4.