International Baccalaureate Students

In recognition of the International Baccalaureate’s value, its mission, and preparation that IB students receive for university study and life beyond, Saint Michael’s College is pleased to offer the following admission policies.


Completing the IB Diploma or Career Related Program with a score of 24 or higher is a credential for admission at Saint Michael’s College.

Saint Michael’s College will also take into account certificates in individual IB courses at both the Standard and Higher levels when making admission and scholarship decisions.

English-language Requirements

TOEFL/IELTS requirements are waived for IB diploma holders and students who achieve of score of 4 or higher in two or more HL or SL courses that are not in a foreign language.


IB Diploma holders will receive merit scholarships of $15,000/year or more depending on their score. Scholarships are automatically renewed each year that the student remains in good academic standing.

For students who do not complete the diploma, scores in IB courses of 4 or higher will have a positive impact on scholarship awards.

Credit and Advanced Standing

Students who complete the IB Diploma Program are eligible to receive up to 32 credits at Saint Michael’s College, which is equivalent to one full year of study, or sophomore status. IB students not completing the Diploma Program are also eligible to receive advanced standing and/or credit, which may be awarded for HL or SL courses with grades of 5 or higher.

Honor’s Program

IB graduates with scores of 32 or higher will be considered for membership in the Saint Michael's College Honors Program. The Honors Program entitles its members to take specially designed classes and live in housing set aside for honors students.

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