International Baccalaureate Policy

Drury University affirms the intellectual rigor of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in distinct and tangible ways. The program's depth and breadth of focus, commitment to serious scholarship and global perspective mirrors the values central to the mission of Drury University.

In recognition of the challenging character of the IB Diploma program, successful baccalaureate recipients will receive college credit according to the following guidelines.

For completion of the IB Diploma with a score of:

Score Minimum Credit Hours
  28 30 credit hours
  27 25 credit hours
  26 20 credit hours
  25 15 credit hours
  24 10 credit hours

Credit will initially be awarded as elective credit, with specific course equivalents designated in consultation with department chairs and the university registrar. In most cases, a mark of 4 (HL) or 5 (SL) on a subject area test will warrant credit for specific equivalencies.

For those not completing the diploma program, credit may still be awarded for satisfactory scores on individual subject tests.

IB Exam
Score Required
Hours Granted
Drury Equivalency
Business & Mgmt SL
5
3
Chemistry SL
5
3
Chemistry HL
4
3
Environ Systems SL
5
3
Foreign Language - Spanish SL
4
3
Foreign Language - French SL
4
3
History SL
5
3
History HL
4
3
History Europe HL
4
3
Math Studies SL
5
3
Mathematics SL
5
4
Mathematics HL
4
4
Performance and Literature SL
5
3
Sports, Exercise and Health Science SL
5
3
World Religions SL
5
3