John Carroll University values the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and its challenging curriculum that encourages innovative thinking and intercultural understanding. We welcome applications from IB diploma students.

John Carroll University recognizes IB achievement by awarding advanced-standing credit that may be counted towards the number of courses required for graduation and may be used to help fulfill core requirements.  JCU awards up to 8 semester hours of transfer credit for marks of 5 or better in Higher Level exams.

Reference the table below of JCU’s IB course credit equivalencies for specific mark requirements.

IB  Class

IB Score Required for Credit

Semester Hours

JCU Course Credit

JCU Core

Biology

4,5

4

BL 102/102L Div. IV
Biology

6,7

8

BL 155-158 Div. IV
Chemistry

5

3

CH 1XX (elective) N/A
Chemistry

6,7

6

CH 1XX (elective) N/A
Computer Science

5

3

CS 128 Div. IV
Computer Science

6,7

6

CS 128 & 228 Div. IV (CS128 only)
Economics Micro

5

3

EC 201 Div. III
Economics Macro

6,7

6

EC 201-202 Div. III
English Lang. & Comp.

6,7

6

EN 111-112 Div. I
French (Standard Level)

6,7

6

FR 101-102 Div. I
French (Higher Level)

5,6,7

6

FR 201-202 Div. I
German (Standard Level)

6,7

6

GR 101-102 Div. I
German (Higher Level)

5,6,7

6

GR 201-202 Div. I
History

6,7

3

HS 1XX Div. II
Mathematics

5

4

MT 135 Div. IV
Mathematics

6,7

8

MT 135-136 Div. IV
Physics

5

4

PH 1XX/ 1XXL  (elective) Div. IV
Physics

6,7

8

PH 125/L & PH 126/L Div. IV
Philosophy

6,7

3

PL 101 Div. V
Psychology

5,6,7

3

PS 101 Div .IV
Sociology

6,7

3

SC 245 Div. III
Spanish (Standard Level)

6,7

6

SP 101-102 Div. I
Spanish (Higher Level)

5,6,7

6

SP 201-202 Div. I