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Policy R-56

Title: International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program Credit
Number: R-56
Date of Inception: April 10, 2001

Purpose:  To allow for the granting of credit for International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program courses.  

  • The IB Diploma Program is an advanced level two-year curriculum offered to high school students at select high schools.  To receive credit students must have official examination results sent to Enrollment Services at Charleston Southern University.   
  • CSU will accept IB credit from students who present scores of  “5”,  “6”, or “7” on their Higher Level (HL) examinations according to the current listing maintained by the Registrar.  All acceptable IB courses have been approved by the appropriate academic chairperson.  Credit is not awarded for “Standard Level” work.   
  • While there is no specific limit on the number of credit hours we will award for IB courses, this nontraditional credit is subject to our general transfer credit policy: A maximum of 68 semester credit hours is allowed from all nontraditional sources and from junior, community and technical colleges.  In addition, no more than 30 semester credit hours may be accepted as general elective credit. (See policy R-32, “Transfer Credit.”)  
  • Students will not be awarded duplicate credit in the event acceptable scores for the same subject are presented from Advanced Placement or other subject examinations.  

By action of the Curriculum Committee April 10, 2001.




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