International Baccalaureate: Student Must Take IB Exam to Receive Course Credit

International Baccalaureate: Student Must Take IB Exam to Receive Course Credit

Why does it matter?

  • Requiring passage helps ensure competency–both in teaching and in learning.
  • Highlights:

  • Arkansas is the only state that requires students to take the IB exams to receive course credit (in this case, weighted course credit).

    States with no written policy in this area do not appear below.

    Sources for all data points are accessible through this link.

    What is International Baccalaureate? For more details on the IB Diploma Program, please refer to this summary for state policymakers or visit the IB Web site.

    Methodology: This information was collected from state statutes and regulations, and will be updated as new policies and programs are enacted.

    Last update: August 20, 2007

    This database was compiled by Jennifer Dounay, project manager, ECS High School Policy Center. For questions, additions or corrections: 303.299.3689 or

Student must take IB exam to receive course credit
Alabama No
Alaska No
Arizona No
Arkansas Yes. Student must take IB exam to receive weighted course credit.
California No
Colorado No
Connecticut No
Delaware No
District of Columbia No
Florida No
Georgia No
Hawaii No
Idaho No
Illinois No
Indiana No
Iowa No
Kansas No
Kentucky No
Louisiana No
Maine No
Maryland No
Massachusetts No
Michigan No
Minnesota No
Mississippi No
Missouri No
Montana No
Nebraska No
Nevada No
New Hampshire No
New Jersey No
New Mexico No
New York No
North Carolina No
North Dakota No
Ohio No
Oklahoma No
Oregon No
Pennsylvania No
Rhode Island No
South Carolina No
South Dakota No
Tennessee No
Texas No
Utah No
Vermont No
Virginia No
Washington No
West Virginia No
Wisconsin No
Wyoming No
Puerto Rico No

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