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Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 3 - Educational

3.16 International Baccalaureate Credit

It is the policy of Minnesota West Community & Technical College to award credit for the International Baccalaureate (IB) programs completed by students who subsequently attend Minnesota West Community & Technical College. The examination for the diploma covers six subjects, three or four of which must be at a higher level and others at the subsidiary level. Students may present a full IB diploma or a certificate recognizing specific higher level or subsidiary level test scores. Those students completing a standard level course of 150 hours will earn three (3) or four (4) credits as appropriate. Students completing a higher level course of 240 hours will receive six (6) or eight (8) credits as appropriate. Students are provided information on IB examination policies and procedures in the college catalog and on the college website.

An equivalency chart for International Baccalaureate (IB) is available at Transferology to assist students in their educational planning. There is no limit to the total number of credits a student may earn through IB examinations. Credits earned through IB examinations are not resident credits and may not be used to satisfy resident credit requirements for graduation.  


Approved by: Ron Wood, President
Date: 2003
History & Revision: 
March 2012 – Publication of Equivalency Guide
May 2014 - Update Transferology language