Business 1 Students: High School IB, AP or GCE Courses May Count Towards McMaster Degree

| September 23, 2021
Submitted by Alexis Maynard for Student Experience

Important Notice

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If you completed IB, AP or GCE courses in high school, you may be eligible for transfer credit towards your McMaster degree.

What you need to know:

  • The Faculty of Business does not grant transfer credit for Math or Business-related IB, AP or GCE courses
  • Business 1 students are encouraged to register in all required coursework while they await a transfer credit assessment

Eligibility:

  • IB and AP – a minimum score of 5 or more in Higher Level (HL) courses
    • Standard level (SL) courses are not considered for transfer credit
  • If you completed the GCE, you are welcome to submit your Score Sheet for assessment
  • You must be registered in Business 1
    • Integrated Business and Humanities (IBH) students are not eligible for transfer credit

Interested in a formal assessment?

  • Contact the Office of the Registrar and ask for a transfer credit assessment
    • Please share your IB/AP Score Sheet, along with your full name and student number to macdocs@mcmaster.ca
  • Last day to share your Score Sheet with the Office of the Registrar is Thursday, September 30
  • Score Sheet will then be shared with the Student Experience Office for assessment
  • If you are eligible for transfer credit, you will be emailed by a member of the Student Experience team to your McMaster email account before Friday, October 15
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