We asked recent DP graduates from around the world to submit essays and personal statements that played a role in their admissions process to the university of their choice. We chose excerpts from four essays that highlight four different approaches.
We asked IB alumni to offer their best advice for making the transition from IB life to university life. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Vidish Parikh is a 2016 alumnus of Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada and now a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Up until now, good grades, community service, and other individual accolades got you what you deserved… That is, however, not exactly how it works after you complete the DP. Alumni, Matthew Ferby, shares his advice on networking and navigating the professional playing field beyond the Diploma Programme.
How can you provide the best guidance to high school students who are choosing their Diploma Programme (DP) mathematics courses and help them understand how their choice can relate to their pathway to college and university? Universities are starting to talk publicly about the decisions they are making around their recognition for the new DP […]
“The arts demonstrate that what we later come to recognise as paradigm-changing innovations could hardly have been planned, and as a result are … the work of individuals who took the road less-traveled.” DP graduate Marcel Wälde explores the value of open ended creative inquiry in an era that is increasingly quantified.
Every college and university around the world is different. They have their own mascots, traditions, student demographics, etc. While this is true, the higher education community is rather connected. Alumnus Matthew Ferby shares his experience with higher education since graduating from the Diploma Programme (DP).
Universities want to hear about how you learn, your unique projects and the assignments that define your individual interests. IB programmes offer students a framework to help shape those interests and show where you will go during the next stage of your education.
For students entering their first year of life after the IB diploma, these eight graduates share their best advice and inspiration for the journey ahead.
While studying abroad, Halley Rose navigated the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark by bicycle. She joins us this year as an alumni contributor to share her experience since graduating from the Diploma Programme (DP).
Stephanie Stan reflects on the skills and experiences she gained during the Diploma Programme (DP) that have benefited her university studies. This is her second story in our series on graduates voices.
Meet the IB student from a low-income Mexican family who attracted more than US$1million in university scholarships “I always wanted to go to college. Except I was worried about the prices because college is pretty expensive.” Darlene Diaz need worry no more. This 17-year-old IB student from Chicago received offers totaling more than US$1 million […]
Research is at the core of the IB, it is fundamental to the way the programmes are designed and assessed. We conduct research ourselves and also work in partnership with leading universities and research institutions globally. We want to share more of that research with you in the IB community and have organized some key […]
Alumnus Austin Butler doesn’t usually enjoy hearing unsolicited advice from people, but he hopes you have the capacity to listen to a hypocrite as he shares a few daily rituals that helped him get through the anxiety of being young and finding his way.
Colter Moos, an IB Diploma Programme graduate from Palm Harbor University High School and second-year undergraduate student at American University, offers his advice on the university admissions process.
The CP framework allows students to specialize in, a career-related pathway. CP students take at least two Diploma Programme courses, pursue their career-related studies and fulfill the distinctive CP core requirements.