High school students across the country and around the world take International Baccalaureate (IB) courses and exams to challenge themselves, explore their interests, earn college credit, and become more knowledgeable global citizens.
“The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end, the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.” IB Mission Statement
Benefits of taking IB courses and exams
- IB teaching is based on inquiry, focused on conceptual understanding, and designed to remove barriers to learning.
- IB courses are developed in local and global contexts and focus on effective teamwork and collaboration.
- IB classes help develop college-level academic skills and impress college admissions officers.
- You save money on tuition when you earn college credit through IB exam scores.
- IB classes can increase your chances for earning college scholarships.
- Allows space in your college schedule to take more electives, or study abroad, and still graduate in four years.
Candidate Registration Fee eliminated in 2019
Earlier this year, IB announced that the candidate registration fee has been eliminated. Historically, the flat fee applied to each student registering for IB examinations on top of the per subject fee of $119. As a result, taking additional exams or pursuing the full Diploma Programme is now more affordable for students and schools.