The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a rigorous pre-university course of studies, leading to examinations. Designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill requirements of various national education systems, the diploma model is based on the pattern of no single country but incorporates the best elements of several.

A student with an International Baccalaureate Diploma is eligible to receive up to 30 college credits. Credit can only be awarded when an official score report has been received. Students must have a grade of five or higher in the Standard or Higher Level courses to be awarded IB credit.

See the College's IB Course Equivalencies for International Baccalaureate subjects that have been assigned equivalency at New Paltz. Any course not listed will be evaluated for the appropriate transfer equivalent.