UVU IB Policy & Procedures

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme

In recognition of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme sponsored by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO), students who complete IB subjects in high school through an approved IB World School and receive scores of 5, 6, or 7 may be granted credits at UVU. Credit will be posted as a "CR" grade and will not be calculated in the GPA. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for corresponding AP, CLEP, or courses previously completed at UVU or other College/University.

Credit is granted according to the policy in effect at the time UVU receives the Official IB Transcript. Policies are subject to change. Please refer to our Transfer Articulation database under the institution name of "IB Int'l Baccalaureate Program" for questions you may have regarding what courses are granted at UVU for specific IB subjects, levels and grades.

  • Standard Level (SL) subjects are typically granted 3 credits.
  • Higher Level (HL) subjects are typically granted 6 credits.
  • If the Diploma is earned, students may receive up to 30 semester credits at UVU.

UVU Students

Students desiring to have credits granted at UVU for IB subjects must request an Official IB Transcript be sent to UVU's Admissions Office at the following address:

Utah Valley University
Attention: Admissions Office
800 West University Parkway
Orem, UT 84058-6703

After UVU has received and evaluated a student's IB Transcript, the student may find out what courses/credits have been awarded through UVLink. How to check Transfer Credit Awarded via UVLink