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.


Students who expect to complete the IB Diploma program or who complete individual IB courses will receive special consideration regarding admission and scholarship decisions, and are strongly encouraged to apply.

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 $18,000/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.

Honors 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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