International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Kent State University values the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB) with its engaging and challenging curriculum that encourages critical thinking, intercultural understanding and respect. We welcome graduates of International Baccalaureate schools to continue their world-class education at Kent State. KSU will consider for credit, scores of 5,6, or 7 on higher level International Baccalaureate examinations. The IB Academic Equivalency Cross Reference Chart (PDF) gives information about these scores and credit earned.

Kent State University must have an official copy of your IB transcripts before credit can be awarded. (Notation on a high school transcript will not suffice.) You may include KSU as one of your six selected institutions. We will access your transcript from the secure IB website. For more information regarding requests of IB transcripts, please visit the IB Answers page. Please contact us for questions regarding your IB credit at 330-672-8950 or use our online inquiry form.

Learn more about the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Did you know: Kent State University has an agreement with the IB to provide graduate credit for all IB teacher training workshops. Also KSU’s Early Childhood Program is fully authorized by the PYP for its undergraduate and graduate programs - KSU is the only institution in the world that has this combined authorization. If you are an educator looking for information about this program, please refer to