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International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

The International Baccalaureate diploma is accepted for admission to TRU.

Students can present specific course prerequisites at the standard or higher level.

Transfer credit will be granted for higher level courses completed with a score of 5 or higher. Students have the option to decline the transfer credit if they wish to complete the course(s) at the University.

Official transcripts must be sent to the Admissions Office directly from the testing centre. Transcripts can be requested from:

International Baccalaureate, New York
Attn: Transcripts
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 240
New York, NY 10115
Phone: 212-696-4464

For first-year credit

Transfer credit to arts, science or business programs are indicated below. Students may choose to repeat a course at TRU by forfeiting the credit. Students receive introductory credit for Higher Level subjects passed with a grade of at least "5."

To transfer credits, you must have:

  1. Official IB transcript
  2. HL courses only
  3. Grade of 5, 6 or 7
Course IB grade TRU credit given
Art Design 4, 5, 6, or 7 VISA 1010 & 1020
Biology 5, 6, or 7 BIOL 1110 & 1210
Chemistry 5, 6, or 7 CHEM 1500 & 1510
Economics 5, 6, or 7 ECON 1900 & 1950
English A 5, 6, or 7 ENGL 1100 & 1000T (3)
English B** 5, 6, or 7 No credit
French A 5, 6, or 7 FREN 2000T (6)
French B** 5, 6, or 7 FREN 1000T (6)
Geography 5, 6, or 7 GEOG 1000T
German A 5, 6, or 7 GERM 2110 & 2210
German B** 5, 6, or 7 GERM 1110 & 1210
History (any) 5, 6, or 7 HIST 1000T (6)
History and Culture 5, 6, or 7 HIST 1000T (6)
History and Culture of the Islamic World 5, 6, or 7 HIST 1000T (6)
Information Technology & the Global Society 5, 6, or 7 COMP 1000 & 1000T (3)
Mathematics 5, 6, or 7 MATH 1140 & 1240
Further Mathematics 5, 6, or 7 No credit
Mathematical Methods 5, 6, or 7 No credit
Mathematical Studies 5, 6, or 7 No credit
Music 5, 6, or 7 MUSI 1000T (6)
Philosophy 5, 6, or 7 PHIL 1210 & 1220
Physics 5, 6, or 7 PHYS 1100 & 1200
Psychology 5, 6, or 7 PSYC 1110 & 1210
Social & Cultural Anthropology 5, 6, or 7 ANTH 1210 & 1000T (3)
Spanish A 5, 6, or 7 SPAN 2000T (6)
Spanish B** 5, 6, or 7 SPAN 1110 & 1210
Theatre Arts 5, 6, or 7 THTR 1100 & 1200
Theory of Knowledge (with grade of A or B) 5, 6, or 7 PHIL 1st (6)

**Native speaker of the language must take an "A" language course.