IB, AP, or GCE Assessment

| July 3, 2024 (LIVE)
Submitted by Ericka Wagner for McMaster University

What you need to know:

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

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 enroll in all required courses while they await a transfer credit assessment.


  • You must be registered in Business 1.
    • Integrated Business and Humanities (IBH) students are not eligible for transfer credit.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) – a minimum score of 5 in Higher Level (HL) courses. Standard Level (SL) courses are not considered for transfer credit. Advanced Placement (AP) – a minimum score of 4 in acceptable courses. General Certificate of Education (GCE) – applicants with a minimum grade of C in Advanced Level subjects may be eligible for transfer credit which will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Interested in a formal assessment?

  • Complete this form and submit your score sheet by Wednesday, September 11.
  • If you are eligible for transfer credit, you will be emailed by a member of the Student Experience – Academic Team.
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