The Board of Regents believes that it is important to encourage students at all educational levels to aspire to high intellectual achievement and recognizes that the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is a rigorous, pre-university course of study.  Students document their achievement in this program through IB examinations.  Students who score 4, 5, 6 or 7 on Higher Level IB examinations will be awarded advanced standing credits at all UW System institutions.  Three credits for each qualifying higher level examination is the minimum award.  Each institution will determine if additional credit will be awarded and how the credits will be assigned.

Students will not be awarded credit for both Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations in the same subject.

In addition, the Board of Regents recognizes the challenge that completing the full IB diploma program represents.  Students who complete the full IB diploma program with a minimum score of 28 or above will be awarded three (3) additional advanced standing credits.  Each institution will determine how these additional credits will be assigned.


History: Res. 8128 adopted 05/05/2000, created Regent Policy Document 00-2, subsequently renumbered 7-2.