As an IB student, you must meet our general entrance requirements. If you are completing the IB Diploma you need at least 26 points (including bonus points) for admission.
|IB Equivalent general entrance requirements|
|English 12||IB English SL or HL|
|Academic Math 12||IB Math Studies, SL Math or HL Math|
|Pre-Calculus 12||IB Math SL or HL|
|Chemistry 12||IB Chemistry SL or HL|
|Physics 12||IB Physics SL or HL|
|Biology 12||IB Biology SL or HL|
University credit for IB courses
Select IB higher level courses, completed with a result of 5, 6 or 7, are eligible for transfer credit consideration. Please see the table below for a list of the IB transfer credits that Dalhousie currently offers.
Please note: the transfer credits a student receives may be impacted by the degree requirements of their program.
How to request IB transfer credits
Step 1: Review IB transfer credit table
Please note: Transfer credits are subject to change. Due to degree requirements, students in the Bachelor of Engineering program are eligible to receive a maximum of 12 credit hours of transfer credits. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with an academic advisor for more information.
|IB High Level course||Dalhousie equivalent|
|Amharic A Literature||ASSC 1999.06|
|Arabic A: Language and Literature||ASSC 1999.06|
|Arabic A1||Arabic 3031.03|
|Arabic A2||Arabic 2999.06 (elective)|
|Arabic B||Arabic 1020.06|
|Biology||Biology 1010.03 and 1011.03|
|Chemistry||Chemistry 1011.03/1012.03 or 1021.03/1022.03 or 1041.03/1042.03|
|Chinese A1||ASSC 1999.06|
|Chinese B||Chinese 1031 and 1032
|Computer Science||Computer Science 1100.03 and 1101.03|
|Economics||Economics 1101.03 and 1102.03|
|English A Literature
|English A Lang & Literature||ENGL 1991W.03 and ENGL 1992W.03|
|Film||Theatre 1999.06 (elective)|
|French A: Literature||ASSC 1999.06 (elective)|
|French A1||French 2999.06 (elective)|
|French A2||French 2999.06 (elective)|
|French B||French 1045.06|
|Geography||Geography 1030.03 and Geography 1035.03|
|German A: Literature||ASSC 1999.06 (elective)|
|Global Politics||Political Science 1100.06|
|History: Aspects of the History of Medieval Europe and the Islamic World||History 1999.06 (elective)|
|History: Aspects of the History of Africa||History 1999.06 (elective)|
|History: Aspects of the History of the Americas||History 1701.03 and 1702.03|
|History: Aspects of the History of Asica and the Oceania||History 1999.06 (elective)|
|History: Aspects of the History of Europe and the Middle East||History 1999.06 (elective)|
|Indonesian Language B||ASSC 1999L.06|
|Information Technology in a Global Society||Computer Science 1200.03 and 1999.03|
|Italian B||Italian 2010.06|
|Korean A: Literature||ASSC 1999.06 (elective)|
|LAO A: Literature||ASSC 1999.06 (elective)|
|Mandarin B||Chinese 1030.06|
|Mathematics||Math 1000.03 and 1010.03 (will also fullfill Math 1280 requirement for Bachelor of Engineering students)|
|Music||Music 1003.03 and 1004.03 (students may consult department for Music 1201.03 and 1202.03)|
|Philosophy||Philosophy 1000.06 or 1010.06|
|Physics||Physics 1280.03 and 1290.03|
|Psychology||Psychology 1011.03 and 1012.03|
|Sociology||Sociology/Social Anthropology 1000.06|
|Sports, Exercise and Health Science||Anatomy 1010.03 and Kinesiology 1991.03 (elective)|
|Theatre||Theatre 1999.06 (elective)|
|Turkish A: Literature||ASSC 1999.06 (elective)|
|Theory of Knowledge||Philosophy 2999.06 (elective)|
Transfer credit is not offered for:
- IB Art History
- Business Management
- English A2
- Visual Art A
- Visual Art B
Step 2: Submit transfer credit request
- Confirm your offer of admission by paying your admission deposit.
- Complete the IB Transfer Credit Request Form. You can submit your completed form before your final exam results are available. Pending transfer credits will be added to your academic record until an official IB diploma or certificate is received.
- Once your official IB diploma or certificate becomes available, arrange to have it sent to Dalhousie's Registrar’s Office directly from the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO). Transcripts submitted by a student’s high school are not sufficient for IB transfer credit consideration.
Please note: If you have completed post-secondary academic work, in addition to IB courses, please visit dal.ca/transfercredits for more information about how to submit a request form.
IB diploma candidates are eligible for IB scholarships, along with general entrance awards for future undergraduate students. To be considered, students must submit anticipated IB grades.