Undergraduate Deans Office
Location: Carson Hall, Suite 125
Mail: 6064 Carson Hall, Suite 125 Hanover, NH 03755
Dartmouth College recognizes the International Baccalaureate Diploma and grants credit for superior performance on the Higher Level IB examinations, provided that the exams cover fields of study represented by Dartmouth’s academic departments in the arts and sciences. Students with comparable scores on IB exams that fall outside of these parameters will only be awarded credit based upon the judgment of the Committee on Instruction.
Students who have completed the IB curriculum may be granted, on matriculation at Dartmouth College, one course credit for each score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level examinations. A second credit may be granted, subject to departmental determinations. These credits may be used to reduce the number of courses required for graduation, but may not normally be used to satisfy any other degree requirement.
Credits awarded for A-Level or IB work will be unspecified, except in those cases where an academic department grants specified credit in place of, not in addition to, the general credit (refer to A-Level and IB charts for department guidelines). Unspecified credits have value primarily in reducing the number of courses needed to graduate. Students given course credits under this arrangement must still complete all College and departmental requirements for graduation.
Students should make sure that the Undergraduate Deans Office has received grade reports, and should bring their credentials (grade reports, transcripts, syllabi, exam papers) with them in the fall for evaluation by individual academic departments.
All claims for credit for British A-Level and IB work must be made by the end of the fall term of the first year.
Questions about the International Baccalaureate should be addressed to the Undergraduate Deans Office.
Last Updated: 7/2/12