International Baccalaureate


Students who participated in an International Baccalaureate (IB) program in high school may receive credit for completion of the Higher Level exam(s), depending on the subject area and exam score.

How to Request IB Credit

Students must request for official IB examination scores to be mailed to Muskegon Community College. Official IB scores may be ordered online at and must be sent by mail to: Muskegon Community College, Registrar’s Office, 221 S. Quarterline Rd, Muskegon, MI 49442. IB scores must be official and must be sent to MCC directly from IB.

For any questions about IB credit, email or call (231) 777-0394.

Credit Equivalencies

Equivalent course credit may be granted for IB scores at the discretion of the corresponding academic department at Muskegon Community College. Below are the IB exams that have already been approved for MCC course credit. Students seeking credit for an IB exam that’s not listed below should still send official IB scores to MCC for consideration of credit.

Department IB Subject Higher Level Exam Score MCC Course Equivalent(s) Credits Awarded
English & Communications IB Literature 4 ENG-102 3
IB Language and Literature 4 ENG-102 3
Foreign Language Spanish 4 SPAN-101 & SPAN-102 8
French 4 FR-101 & FR-102 8
German 4 GER-101 & GER-102 8
Life Science Biology 3 BIOL-113L&L 3
Biology 4 BIOL-130L&L 4
Biology 5 BIOL-130L&L & BIOL-131L&L 8
Environmental Systems 3 ENV-110L&L 4

Not Applicable to MTA

Based on the rules of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), IB credits may not be used to fulfill MTA requirements at this time.