The I.B. Diploma Program is recognized on both a national and international level as a program that more than prepares students for the rigors of college and beyond. Included below are the opinions of admissions directors from some of the most prestigious universities in the United States, as well as the I.B. recognition policies of schools that are annual favorites of PHS students.Click here to watch video interviews about IB students and college preparedness!University of Michigan, Cliff Sjogren, former Director of Admissions“A transcript that reveals a student’s enrollment in International Baccalaureate courses serves notice to the admissions officer that the applicant is someone who accepts rather than avoids educational challenges. Further, a successful IB student will enroll at Michigan with some advantages over students who have taken less intensive programs...Unquestionably, a school that graduates each year a number of students with IB diplomas has demonstrated its commitment to high educational standards and that commitment will serve to influence admissions decisions at the University of Michigan.”Harvard University, Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Asst. Dean of Admissions“Success in an IB program correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Program on the transcript.” GPA is not nearly as important a factor in university admission as the IB Diploma. If a student has to choose, choose the Diploma over protecting the GPA.”Duke University, Christoph Guttentag, Director of Undergraduate Admissions"One of the advantages of an IB curriculum is its structure and quality. It is a coordinated program, well established, well known and well respected. We know the quality of IB courses, and we think the IB curriculum is terrific."Schools Offering Credit for I.B. Exam ScoresAdditional notes provided for schools offering additional benefits to students who complete the full diploma programAlabamaUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamAlaska*Page 41 of document that opensArizonaCalifornia20 semester credits for the full diplomaConnecticutFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoMississippiMontanaSophomore standing with a score of 30 or betterNevadaNew MexicoNew YorkUp to 30 credits for the full diplomaNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOregonSophomore standing and access to special IB scholarshipsAccess to special scholarships, sophomore standingUp to 45 credits and sophomore standingPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaUtahUp to 30 college creditsIntellectual Exploration areas of Gen. Ed. requirements waivedUtah State UniversityMaximum of 30 college creditsEncouraged to apply to Honors ProgramUp to 30 semester creditsVirginiaWashington30 Credit Hours for the completion of the full diploma
Maximum of 45 quarter creditsLooking for more information? Here's the link to the I.B.O.'s University Recognition Page:http://www.ibo.org/en/university-admission/recognition-of-the-ib-diploma-by-countries-and-universities/
Last Modified on May 14, 2020
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