The University of Calgary awards a full year of credit (30 units or 5.0 full-course equivalents) for the completed International Baccalaureate diploma. Specific course credit or advanced standing for Higher Level courses is awarded as set out below. A grade of "5" or above is required to receive such specific credit or placement. The balance of credit (including credit for Higher Level courses with grades below "5") required to bring the total to 30 units (5.0 full-course equivalents) will be at the junior unassigned option level. In the case of advanced credit, a grade of "CR" will be recorded on the student's record.
Applicants who have not completed the diploma will receive specific course credit or advanced placement as set out below for each Higher Level course completed with a grade of "5" or above. No junior unassigned option credit beyond that set out below is awarded to students who do not complete the full IB diploma. Official IB transcripts are required as part of the evaluation process.
Students awarded advanced credit or advanced placement for IB courses should consult their faculty regarding course selection. Note that if advanced credit is awarded for a 200-level course that is a stated prerequisite for a 300-level course, students will be permitted to enter the 300-level course in first year. Whether or not credit is applicable to any particular degree program is determined by the appropriate faculty.
Higher level IB courses approved for advanced credit or advanced placement are:
*Students who successfully complete a challenge examination may receive credit for Computer Science 233 in lieu of the junior Computer Science.
† "Junior" refers to credit at the 200 level, but for which no direct University of Calgary equivalency exists.