*See the WSU Catalog for more information on University Common Requirements (UCORE).
The Office of Admissions determines whether IB credits apply to University Common Requirements (UCORE), while each academic department determines whether credits apply to specific major or supporting course requirements. When no specific course number is listed, there is no direct WSU course equivalent for all or part of that exam. The most appropriate course equivalent is determined case by case.
Washington State University awards 30 semester credits to students who successfully complete the IB Diploma. Upon receipt of a diploma, credit will be awarded for at least 3 courses (10 semester credits) and distributed evenly among three general education areas (natural sciences, social sciences, arts or humanities). An additional 20 semester credits will be awarded in the areas of the student’s higher-level subject exams with a score of 4 or better, subject to maximum credit limits. This policy applies to students entering fall 2017 and is subject to change.
International Baccalaureate credit policy is subject to change. The Office of Admissions will assess your IB credit when you’re admitted to WSU.
The maximum combined lower-division transfer credit allowed from regionally accredited institutions, CLEP (College Level Examination Program), AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate), and military credit shall be 73 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree irrespective of when those hours were earned.
Updated August 2016