Armstrong Atlantic University Georgia


University Registrar


International Baccalaureate Diplomas and Certificates

Students who have participated in International Baccalaureate Programs in their high schools are welcomed to Armstrong Atlantic State University. Armstrong is able to award college credit for exemplary performance in IB courses.

If students did not earn an International Baccalaureate Diploma but did earn a certificate in one or more higher-level International Baccalaureate (IB) courses, Armstrong awards specific course credit, as described on the following schedule, up to a maximum of 24 semester hours.

IB course in biology with grade of 5, 6, or 7:  BIOL1107 - 4 hours
IB course in chemistry with grade of 5, 6, or 7: CHEM 1211/L - 4 hours
IB course in computer science with grade of 5, 6, or 7: CSCI 1302 - 3 hours
IB course English A1 with grade of 4, 5, 6, or 7: ENGL 1101 - 3 hours
IB course in History of the Americas with grade of 4, 5, 6, or 7: HIST 2111 and 2112 - 6 hours
IB course in Mathematics with grade of 5, 6, or 7: MATH 1161 - 4 hours
IB course in physics with grade of 5, 6, or 7: PHYS 2111K - 4 hours

If students completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, Armstrong will award credit for the specific high-level courses mentioned above. However, Armstrong will also examine test results from both standard IB courses and higher-level IB courses in all disciplines and award credit according to the following schedule.

Score Standard Level Higher Level
4 0 3-4
5 0-4 3-8
6-7 3-8 3-12

Students who have completed International Baccalaureate diplomas and/or certificates should provide evidence to the Admissions Office of their success in their courses. The Admissions office will then consult with academic officers and award credit as described above. There will be a maximum of 24 semester hours credit given on the basis of work completed in International Baccalaureate Programs. Students cannot earn credit for the same course on the basis of AP testing and IB course credit. Credit awarded by examination cannot replace a previous grade earned for the same course.