IB Related College Information


Colorado State Colleges

In 2003, the Colorado legislature passed a measure guaranteeing a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit for all IB Diploma graduates who elect to attend a state college or university in Colorado and do not have a score of less than 4 on an IB exam. The schools in Colorado want to keep the IB students in the state because they are top-quality candidates. This is a huge incentive for attending college in state. (Note that this law excludes CO School of Mines.)

College Recognition of IB

Read¬†¬† “Which Colleges Offer Credit For IB Students?”
— IB Matters, Sept ’05. (click on title to read)

Financial Recognition for IB

SMU (Southern Methodist University) IB Diploma Scholars Scholarship: Varying from $4,000 to $12,000 per academic year according to the IB score received (score 30-34 $4,000; score 35-39 $8,000; score 40 and above $12,000). Renewable annually. http://www.smu.edu/admission/financial_scholarships.asp


Articles by Diane Schaefer, private Educational Planner
(click on article titles to view):

“A Blueprint for the College Application Process”
— IB Matters, Sept ’06
“Applying for College Financial Aid”
— IB Matters, Nov ’06
“Advice on College Visits”
— IB Matters, Apr ’06

Other Financial and Admissions information:

IPBO College Finances Handout
IBPO College Admissions Handout (6MB pdf)


SAT for dates for the current school year, see:


ACT for dates for the current school year, see:

SAT Subject Tests These tests are given in particular subject areas, and are used by some colleges for admission or course placement. They should be taken at the end of the related course taken in high school. These one-hour tests are offered on many of the national SAT testing dates, but may not be taken at the same time as the SAT. For more information, see:

Additional College Information