IB students can earn up to a year and a half’s worth of college credit with completed IB coursework. UAB offers credit for more than 40 SL and HL courses.
Frequent questions from students about IB credit:
How do I get International Baccalaureate Credit at UAB?
Use IB's Candidate Results Service to request a transcript be sent to UAB.
You can request that an official score report be sent to UAB by calling or writing IB at:
International Baccalaureate North America
Request that the official transcript be sent to:
What if I have transferred to UAB from another college and the college from which I transferred has already evaluated my IB courses?
You will still need to have an official IB transcript sent to UAB. UAB has to evaluate IB credit based on UAB policy, not the policy of another university.
When will credit be posted to my transcript?
If you are enrolled in courses at UAB as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student, credit will be posted to your transcript after your IB scores have been evaluated and the drop/add date has passed.
Will I be notified when credit has been posted to my transcript?
No. You will only be notified if credit cannot be posted to your transcript.
- All IB credit is recorded on the transcript with a grade of "P.”
- IB credits may not be used in repeating a course.
- No more than 45 semester hours of alternative credit may be applied toward a degree.
- Credit will only be posted to the transcript of undergraduate, degree-seeking students who are enrolled in classes at UAB.