The International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
The International Baccalaureate Program (IB) is a two-year pre-university course designed for high school juniors and seniors who are able and interested in challenging reading, thinking and writing.
The IB program is comprehensive, adhering to worldwide standards, and is designed to provide students with a balanced education. It includes all the main liberal arts disciplines: languages, social sciences, experimental sciences, mathematics and humanities.
Successful completion of the program earns for the student a diploma recognized for university admission throughout the world. Mercyhurst College recognizes graduates of this program by awarding both credit and placement for specific scores on the IB examinations.
For credit to be awarded, students must earn a score of 5 or above on the standard exam and a score of 4 or above on the higher level exam.