International Baccalaureate Program

Sacred Heart University considers the International Baccalaureate diploma outstanding for its integrated curriculum and rigor. Students awarded the IB Diploma will be granted the option of Sophomore standing and will have their individual diploma examinations recorded as transfer credit.

Students who present individual Higher Level examinations with scores of 4, 5, 6 or 7 will receive 6 - 8 credits (depending on the Sacred Heart University course equivalency) up to a total of 30 credits. These individual credits may be applied to General Education/Foundational Core courses, a major or elective courses. No credit will be awarded for subsidiary examinations.

For further information about applying to Sacred Heart University as an international student, you are encouraged to contact Cori Nevers by phone at 203-767-0386 or by email at