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International Baccalaureate Diploma Program

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Knox College is unique among American colleges, with its deep history, commitments to equal access and affordability, outstanding faculty, expansive and rigorous academic programs, small classes, wide range of activities, and a world-spanning network of alumni in every imaginable field of endeavor. Students drawn to the International Baccalaureate program will find at Knox an educational experience consistent with the values IB has honored for more than 50 years.

International Baccalaureate Examinations

Knox recognizes the challenge and rigor of the International Baccalaureate curriculum, whose principles are consistent with the educational goals of the College. Students completing an IB Diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive one year of credit toward the completion of their Knox degree. Credit will be granted to Diploma recipients and to students completing only IB certificates as follows: Credit for two Knox courses will be awarded for each IB Higher Level examination passed with a score of 4 or above. Standard examinations passed with a score of 5 or above will receive credit for one Knox course. The limit of 9 total credits-by-exam of any kind applies. If two credits of English are awarded, the courses will be ENG 102 and ENG 120. If two Biology courses are awarded, they will be BIOL 101 and BIOL 120.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program Credit by Examination

IB Exam Results Score Credit Awarded
Full IB Diploma 30+ points 1 year of credit (9 courses)
HL Certificate 4+ points 2 courses
SL Certificate 5+ points 1 course

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Printed on Wednesday, June 12, 2024