The College Edge

The IB Diploma Program prepares students for college unlike any other advanced placement program.

The IB Diploma Programme prepares students for university and encourages them to:

  • Ask challenging questions
  • Learn how to learn,
  • Develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture
  • Develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other countries and cultures

IB courses are recognized for their rigor worldwide, and many IB students are rewarded with college credit upon successfully completing the program. Students are also eligible to earn the IB Diploma, which is a significant credential for college applications. College admissions officers will be familiar with the program's reputation.

Nearly all higher education institutions in the US will consider performance in the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for the purpose of admissions or other factors including granting course credit, advanced standing, scholarships, or financial aid. 

Click HERE for more information about getting IB Diploma credit at U.S. Colleges and Universities.

Guide for IB students applying to US institutions