International Baccalaureate (IB)
The International Baccalaureate program is a challenging curriculum offered in high schools around the world. It is designed to prepare students for advanced work in many countries’ postsecondary systems. Because it is international, the curriculum is not always as closely aligned with courses in American colleges and universities as Advanced Placement courses, and students and teachers often choose topics within a fairly wide range. Students frequently conduct independent projects as part of the curriculum. Many subjects have both Standard Level and Higher Level versions, which typically require additional specialized research or independent work. International Baccalaureate assessments are conducted worldwide, so that an American student’s work may be evaluated by a teacher in Singapore or vice-versa, and they often include substantial long-answer components or assessment of student research projects or portfolios.
IB releases exam results annually on the following dates:
- May examination sessions are released on July 5th.
- November examination sessions are released on January 5th.
Students who would like to have MDC receive their IB results, have to submit a request for authorization via the following website: www.ibo.org
IB Test Scores and Course Equivalencies
More information about the IB program is available at www.ibo.org.
Miami Dade College uses the minimum scores, credits, and guidelines for awarding credit for exams established by the State of Florida's Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC). For additional information please visit the Florida Department of Education’s Policy (Articulation) website and click on Articulation Coordinating Committee Credit-by-Exam Equivalencies (PDF) in the Advising Resources (K-12 to Postsecondary Transition) section. All exams for Credit-by-Exam are processed as transcripts. Below is the College’s contact information for processing transcripts.
Miami Dade College
Transcript Processing Services, Rm. R301
11011 S.W. 104 Street
Miami, Florida 33176-3393
Phone: (305) 237-2701
Fax: (305) 237-2796
For more detailed information regarding standardized examination equivalencies or to review archived documents, please visit the Technical Assistance web page.