IB / AP Benefits

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

Saint Mary’s University recognizes the challenge and dedication required of students who are enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma program. That’s why we offer generous IB benefits to reward you for your hard work and community involvement.

If you are currently enrolled in the IB Diploma, you can apply to Saint Mary’s with your anticipated or predicted results. For undergraduate admission, we require a minimum IB Diploma score of 24 with grades of 3 and above in pre-requisite subjects.

An IB Diploma score of 28 and above will qualify you for our renewable entrance scholarships. A final score of 30 and above will grant you 30 credit hours toward your degree program which is usually equivalent to one full year of study.

If you are completing Higher Level Diploma courses and achieve final grades of 5, 6, or 7, you will be eligible to receive up to 18 credit hours toward your degree program at Saint Mary’s. The Admissions Office will also add one bonus point to your scholarship average for each of your IB Higher Level classes. Check out our IB Equivalency Chart to view the IB Higher Level course equivalencies at Saint Mary's University.

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you’re enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school, Saint Mary’s will reward you for these challenging, advanced level courses. We will recognize up to 30 credit hours toward your degree program for AP classes in which you score final grades of 3, 4 or 5. The Admissions Office will also add one bonus point to your scholarship average for each of your AP classes. Check out our AP Equivalency Chart to view AP courses that are transferable to courses available at Saint Mary's University.


COVID-19: Domestic student applications without exam results

Due to the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, Saint Mary's University will work with schools and students by accepting the results that are given out by their schools and not require results of official exams if they will not be written this year. In recognition of the COVID-19 disruption in students’ lives, we will also consider how students have done in the previous year as well, ensuring a holistic approach that includes consideration of the impact of this unprecedented situation. The university is able to support an approach that is fair and equitable to ensure that the needs and unique circumstances of each student are considered for their benefit. Scans of transcripts/marks are acceptable at this time.

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