General IB Admission Requirements

  • IB courses can be used for admission purposes, in whole or in part.
  • If a student has an IB course and a regular course in the same subject, the higher of the two grades will be used for admission.

IB Admission

  • If a student is using IB courses for admission, the student must have no score below 3 and an average of at least 3.5.
  • Must have 5 grade 12 academic courses:
    • 1 must be grade 12 academic English
    • 3 standard courses (Examples:  Social Studies, Languages, Math, Calculus, Science, Fine Arts)
    • The remaining course may be any academic or non-academic grade 12 course carrying normal weight
  • Must meet English Proficiency and program-specific requirements
  • To be considered for transfer credit, an IB course must have a score of 5 or higher
  • Credit assessment is done on an individual basis
  • Please see the Alberta Transfer Guide for more details.


IB Admission with Transfer Credit

Course Equivalencies

*Please note that this list is not exhaustive and is subject to change

IB Course Transfers As
Biology (Higher) BIOL 210 (3*)
Chemistry (Higher) CHEM 200/201 (6*)
Chemistry (Standard) CHEM 200 (3*)
Computing Science (Higher) CMPT 250 (3*)
Economics (Higher) ECON 203/204 (6*)
English A1 (Higher) ENGL 204/205 (6*)
History (Higher) HIST 2xx (6*)
Visual Arts (Higher) ARTS 211/2xx (6*)
French A (Higher) FREN 2xx (6*)
French A (Standard)  FREN 2xx (6*)
French B (Higher)   FREN 2xx (6*)
French B (Standard)  FREN 2xx (6*)
German A (Higher)  Option 2xx (6*)
German A (Standard)  Option 2xx (6*)
German B (Higher) Option 2xx (6*)
German B (Standard) Option 2xx (6*)
Greek (Higher)   GREK 2xx (6*)
Latin (Higher)  Option 2xx (6*)
Latin (Standard)   Option 2xx (6*)

IB Transcripts

  • When students write their IB exams, they have the option of listing which post-secondary institutions they would like official copies of their transcripts sent to.  If the student does this, then King’s will receive the transcripts.
  • King’s does not receive IB transcripts automatically.  Therefore, if the student does not complete the above, s/he will need to contact the IB office and request for official transcripts to be sent to King’s.
  • If the student receives grades lower than 5 in each subject, which is needed for transfer credit, and they have at least 5 grade 12 courses, we can use their high school grades for admission and we will not require copies of their AP transcripts.