International Baccalaureate Policy
The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a nonprofit educational foundation based in Switzerland that works with secondary schools throughout the world on programs for students between the ages of 16 and 19 years. Designed as a comprehensive, two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is not based on the pattern of any single country but incorporates the best elements of many. Beyond intellectual rigor and high academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on the ideals of international understanding and responsible citizenship.
The table of IB equivalents summarizes Ithaca College’s policy on interpreting the IB standards. This policy is in effect for students entering Ithaca College in the 2013-14 academic year and is subject to change at any time. This table reflects credit awarded for higher-level subjects. No credit is awarded for subsidiary-level subjects.
All other IB examinations will be reviewed on an individual basis after the student provides a course description or syllabus. For additional information about Ithaca College’s international baccalaureate policies, please contact the Office of the Registrar, Peggy Ryan Williams Center, 607-274-3127.