Where can I find out how many college credits you give for high school IB classes?


Where can I find out how many college credits you give for high school International Baccalaureate (IB) classes/tests?


Since each country's education system differs from each other, we do not have a set guideline on how your high school transcripts will be evaluated for college credits. Instead we require students to submit their high school transcripts to a NACES agency to evaluate the transcripts.

All secondary transcripts from non-US or non-Canadian educational institutions must be sent directly to the evaluation company by the issuing institution. This is a requirement before admission can be granted. You will find all the information you need at www.naces.org/.

The evaluation that is provided to SCSU must include copies of your original transcripts (sometimes called e-transcripts) and a conversion of your grades (c.g.p.a. - cumulative grade point average) to the 4.0 grading scale used by SCSU. Not all evaluation companies provide these services. Four evaluation companies that meet the SCSU requirements include:

ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) www.ece.org (Accepts copies, ask for the General Evaluation with the grade average option.)

Educational Perspectives www.edperspective.org (Accepts copies, ask for General Evaluation)

WES (World Education Services www.wes.org

A2Z Evaluations www.A2Zeval.com

  • You can apply for your evaluation on their websites and should apply for the Document-by-Document evaluation.  The cost is around $100 USD and will be paid by you, the student. 

  • It is critical that you read and follow the "Required Documents" information specific to your country of study to ensure that your evaluation is completed as quickly as possible.

  •  If your transcripts and diplomas are in languages other than English, you must provide an English translation.

  • Please make sure that St. Cloud State University is listed as one of the recipients of the evaluation.

  • Once all the required documentation has been received by the evaluation company, the evaluation process usually takes 7 – 10 days.

  •   If a student has already complete a document-by-document evaluation from another National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) http://www.naces.org/ member, he or should request that an official copy be sent to CIS Admissions by the NACES evaluation company along with the original certified copy of his or her academic documents to the Center for International Studies office.


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