If you are completing IB exams in conjunction with your high school curriculum, we will use the higher of either your IB score or high school grade for admission. For example, if you present both IB English and English 30-1, we will use the higher of the two English grades when calculating your admission average required for your program. You are not at a disadvantage for choosing to write an IB exam.
See the Alberta high school equivalents chart for more information on which IB courses may be used on your application for admission.
IB Grade Conversion Scale
To calculate an admission average using your IB results, we will convert your scores into percentages:
|2 or 1
||Not accepted for admission
Admission for Diploma Candidates
The University of Alberta offers full IB Diploma candidates admission, based on predicted grades, to all direct-entry faculties.
To be considered for admission through this process, you need to:
- Apply to the University of Alberta.
- Present six IB courses (five of which need to be the required subjects for your program).
- Present a competitive diploma score with no grade less than four. Competitive scores in previous years range from 30-35 points (including additional points) depending on your program. Please refer to last year's competitive diploma scores chart for more information.
- Have your IB Coordinator complete and authenticate the Admission Based on Predicted Total Grades form after March 1.
- Have your IB Coordinator submit your predicted scores to the University of Alberta.
Regardless of whether you are eligible for transfer credit, you must submit a final and official IB transcript by the due date posted on Bear Tracks. Ask your IB coordinator to request that your transcript be sent directly to the University of Alberta, or contact IBO directly.
Note for International Students
A predicted grade of 5 or higher in English A: Literature or English A: Language and Literature or a grade of 6 or higher on English B can be used to meet the English Language Proficiency requirement. For information or advising services for IB students from out of Canada, please see Study in Canada - International Baccalaureate.