International Baccalaureate Program

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IB graduates may receive up to 30 credits (five full course equivalents) at RDC for their IB Diploma earned during high school. IB grades of 5 or lower will not be accepted for transfer credit at RDC. An official IB transcript is required for assessment.

Transfer credit at RDC will be awarded based on current articulation agreements with Alberta Universities as cited in the Alberta Transfer Guide. For courses not governed by an articulation agreement, students may choose to pursue a Challenge process in order to obtain academic credit at RDC.

When registering please tell your Advisor that you have IB courses. Caution must be exercised as Advanced Standing for IB courses may not be recognized by some receiving institutions. Policies of institutions which you plan to attend after Red Deer College should be taken into account.

Note: Students who plan to major in the physical sciences will be required by RDC to take the appropriate first year courses in mathematics and chemistry or to write challenge examinations rather than to accept transfer credit for RDC Mathematics 212 and RDC Chemistry 211.