International Baccalaureate (IB)
Clark College grants non-traditional credit for completion of International Baccalaureate examinations. The International Baccalaureate (IB) program is a rigorous, pre-college course of study for high school students, designed to prepare students for liberal arts education at the college level. The term "international" reflects the availability of the program in several countries. The IB program is similar to the College Board Advanced Placement program. IB scores are based on rigorous coursework and a test score. Students must submit an official copy of IB scores to the Credential Evaluations Office. Upon evaluation of the scores, the student will be notified about acceptable credits. Provisional credit for AP scores will be used for advising purposes.
Note: Students intending to transfer with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science-Transfer degree should consult with the Admissions Office at the baccalaureate institution of their choice for information on IB credit policies. Not all institutions recognize IB credit posted to the Clark College transcript.
Procedure for Requesting IB Credits
You should have an official copy of your IB scores sent to:
1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663
Once scores are received and reviewed, you will be notified via e-mail regarding the status of your IB scores.
A minimum score of five (5) on the higher-level examination is required for consideration of credit. Standard-level examinations are not granted credit. Examinations completed in areas not listed below require appropriate Department Chair approval before credit will be granted.
A maximum of sixty (60) credits in IB coursework can apply to the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science Transfer programs. Refer to section B of the Clark College catalog for additional restrictions by program. Credit is posted with an “S” grade based on the following recommendations at the end of the quarter:
- Mathematics: Students successfully completing the Higher Level Mathematics Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted credit for MATH& 151 (5 credits) and may register for MATH& 152 (5 credits).
- Chemistry: Students successfully completing the Higher Level Chemistry Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for CHEM& 141, 142 and 143 (14 credits).
- Physics: Students successfully completing the Higher Level Physics Exam with a minimum score of five (5) will be granted college credit for PHYS& 121, 122 and 123 (15 credits).