International Baccalaureate (IB) Credit
Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) recognizes the International Baccalaureate program for those students who earn the IB diploma, or a specific grade in the IB course. Presently, PVAMU awards credits for IB courses taken at both the Higher Level (HL) and the Standard Level (SL).
Students who earn an IB diploma may be given credit for at least 24 Semester Credit Hours (SCH) at PVAMU provided that they score at least a 4 on each subject exam. However, it will be the student’s responsibility to request such credit. PVAMU strongly encourages students to meet with their academic advisor to determine how much credit will best serve their degree matriculation. Students who score less than a 4 will not be granted credit for that particular exam. No grade will be awarded; only SCH for specific courses. Credit will not be awarded for an exam if the student is enrolled in the course or has already taken the course.
Acceptable Scores and Credit
An official score report must be received from a first-time freshman (or any student who has not received college credit for these exams at another institution) before credit will be awarded. A transfer student, who has received credit for one or more IB exams at another institution, may be granted SCH at PVAMU upon receipt of an official transcript from the other institution as long as the credit awarded at the other institution is transferable to PVAMU.
A student must earn the International Baccalaureate diploma and receive a score of at least 4 to receive SCH for for the IB exam. Students who take the IB exam without achieving the IB diploma will be evaluated on an individual basis.
ALL STUDENTS REQUESTING IB CREDIT BE ADDED TO THEIR TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE TSI COMPLETE!
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