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Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students


International Baccalaureate Students

16 Admission for International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Students

16.1 International Baccalaureate Students

    Final admission to the University of Alberta for high school students enrolled in the IB program is based on IB grades or, if a second curriculum is studied in conjunction with IB (i.e., Alberta Education Diploma), the higher of either the IB or high school grade will be used. An official IB transcript of final results is required in all cases.

    If a combination of second curriculum and IB courses are used in the calculation of the admission average, the grade conversion scale used to determine admission is as follows:

IB Grade

Alberta % Equivalent












not accepted for admission


not accepted for admission

    For full IB Diploma students, final admission may be based on the presentation of IBO approved predicted points with a total of 30 or higher (including additional points, no single grade less than 4). Required subjects and competitive averages vary by program.

IB Transfer Credit Policy

    Students who are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program must submit official IB transcripts by the document deadline (see §12.6). Advanced Standing (credit or placement) in approved courses is awarded for an IB grade of 6 or 7 only (see §§14.2.3 and 14.2.4). Students who are awarded the IB Diploma are granted *3 (credits) in an open elective course at the 100-level. For a list of eligible IB courses approved for advanced standing, refer to Admission Chart 6.

    Students qualifying for transfer credit based on IB coursework will have the option of declining the credit on a course-by-course basis. The decision to decline credit is final and cannot be reversed. All grades earned in subsequent coursework, including failing grades, will be permanently recorded on students’ transcripts and computed into GPA calculations in accordance with the policies of the students’ Faculties. Students wishing to decline credit must contact prior to the Fall Term course registration deadline (see §11.1).

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