Admission Requirements & Application Details for International Baccalaureate (IB) Students

General Admission Requirements

  • IB Diploma with a total score of 28* in six subjects, three of which must be at the Higher Level (HL) with no score less than 4 in any subject
  • Program-Specific Prerequisite courses 

*Higher scores may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

Program-Specific Prerequisites & Application Details

For further details related to the Program-Specific Prerequisites and Application Details, please refer to the Admission Requirements for:

Transfer Credit Eligibility

Applicants who have completed certain Higher Level (HL) subjects with a score of five (5) or better as part of their IB Diploma Programme (DP) may be considered for advanced standing credit. Advanced standing credits may be used towards meeting your Lakehead program requirements. Advanced standing will only be granted upon receipt of an official transcript from IBO. For more information on having an official transcript sent to Lakehead, click here

 

IB Course TitleLakehead University EquivalencyCredit Weight
Biology HL
Biology 1-00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)
1.0
Chemistry HL
Chemistry 1110
Chemistry 1130
0.5
0.5
Computer Science HL (if score of 5)
Computer Science 1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)
0.5
Computer Science HL (if score of 6 or better)
Computer Science 1_00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)
1.0
Economics HL
Economics 1100
1.0
English A HL
English 1115
Arts 1-10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)
0.5
0.5
French HL
French 1200
1.0
Geography HL
Geography 1150
0.5
Global Politics HL
Political Science 2611
0.5
History HL
History 1100 

(Allows you to begin completing Year 2 History course requirements)
1.0
Information Technology in a Global Society HL
Sociology 2_00 (Unspecified Second Year Full Credit)
1.0
Language B HL
Each language will be assessed on an individual basis. 
up to 1.0
Mathematics HL
Math 1-00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)
1.0
Mathematics (Further) HL
Math 1-00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)
1.0
Music HL
Assessed on an individual basis. 
up to 1.0
Philosophy HL
Philosophy 1-10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)
0.5
Social and Cultural Anthropology HL
Anthropology 1034 
0.5
Sports, Exercise and Health Science HL
Kinesiology 1010
Kinesiology 1_10 (Unspecified First Year Half Credit)
0.5
0.5
Visual Arts HL
Visual Arts 1-00 (Unspecified First Year Full Credit)
1.0

Important Notes:

  • No advanced standing credit will be granted for Standard Level (SL) courses.
  • Engineering programs are not eligible for IB advanced standing credit.  
  • Applicants who have completed Higher Level (HL) courses with a grade of five (5) or higher as part of the Career-related Programme (CP) are eligible for advanced standing consideration. 
  • Applicants who have completed Higher Level (HL) courses with a grade of five (5) or higher but will not complete their Diploma Programme (DP) will be considered for advanced standing on an individual basis. 
  • Retroactive advanced standing assessments will not be completed for newly approved courses. 
  • Advanced standing assessments will not be completed after the first year of the applicant's program, unless the applicant changes programs. The applicant will need to provide us with an official IBO transcript at that time. Only credits that are applicable to the new program will be granted.