Commerce Program Policy on IB and AP Credits Consistent with Queen’s University Policy, the Commerce Program will permit up to 18.0 transfer units towards a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree for International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) credits earned by applicants in high school. In doing so, the following rules apply:
The IB or AP credit in Economics may be used to replace the required first year course in economics (ECON-110); in that case the student shall maintain the normal credit load of 33.0 units by enrolling in an additional 6.0 credit units.
Students who wish to use IB or AP credits will be expected to maintain a normal course load in years 1, 2 and 3 and consequently the IB or AP credits will normally be applied in year 4.
Students must achieve a score of 5 or higher in order for IB credits to be transferable. For AP credits, students must achieve a final examination score of 4 or higher to be transferable.
The Commerce Office strongly urges students who are bringing IB or AP credits into their Commerce degree to meet with an Academic Advisor at the beginning of first year studies to discuss how their specific credits fit into their Bachelor of Commerce program.