International Baccalaureate

The International Baccalaureate subject test is one way to earn college credit by exam.

Students who have completed the test should have their official scores forwarded to the Office of Admission in order to receive credit. This can be done by going to the IB North America website

How scores transfer

If a letter grade is awarded, it will become part of the student's K-State GPA. Courses listed as credit only do not become part of the student's K-State GPA.

Each College (e.g. College of Arts and Sciences) sets a policy for how they accept letter grades or credit. View the college information for how credit or letter grades are accepted.

Students have the option of accepting or rejecting the exam credit. In addition, if a letter grade has been awarded, the student has the option of accepting "credit only" instead of the letter grade within the policy of the individual College. The student may change from one option to another at any point during their undergraduate career.

It is at the discretion of the academic department whether a test score will be accepted for a specific class. It is important for the student to consult with their academic advisor before making the decision.

Find out how test scores transfer to specific K-State classes (pdf).

The credit will not be found on iSIS until the student has enrolled.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

K-State considers completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma to be equivalent to a U.S. high school diploma.  Contact the Office of Admissions for details about admission requirements.

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