IB - (International Baccalaureate Program)

The International Baccalaureate (IB)* program is a rigorous pre-university program, primarily aimed at students aged 16 to 19, available worldwide through the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). The IB Diploma Program is a challenging two-year curriculum leading to assessment in six subject areas (Best Language, Second Language, Individuals and Societies, Experimental Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Arts).
At the end of the two-year program, students are assessed both internally by teachers, who mark individual pieces of work produced as part of a course of study and externally in ways that measure individual performance against stated objectives for each subject.
The grading system is criterion based (results are determined by performance against set standards, not by each student’s position in the overall rank order). The grades awarded for each course range from 1 (lowest) to 7 (highest). The subject exams are scored by a panel of international examiners.  A minimum score of 4 is required to be considered for credit. 
*In compliance with SB111, TAMU-Commerce offers at least 24 hours of credit to all IB diploma candidates with subject exam scores of 4 or higher.  Students with IB certificates or courses are evaluated on a subject by subject basis upon receipt of an IB transcript.
Texas A&M-Commerce must have an official score report sent directly from IB to award credit.

For a list of IB exams offered for credit at A&M-Commerce, click here.