2015 has gotten off to an exciting start! Read up on some important IB related events you need to know about as the year progresses.
This post is in response to a question from our IB Counselors, Coordinators and University Relations group on Facebook, How can we get more U.S. colleges and universities to grant credit for SL classes? Is it hopeless? This is an issue that requires a layered answer so please bear with me as I try to […]
On top of the heavy workloads and large amounts of students that many counselors experience on a daily basis, it never ceases to amaze me when they still find the time to create initiatives to bolster the development of their fellow colleagues. Former IB counselor turned IB coordinator David Quinn from Edmonds- Woodway High School […]
Here we are, mid-September. Admissions colleagues everywhere are either on the road or trying to finalize the last few school visits before they hop on a flight. In IB schools all over the world, counselors are checking college lists, writing recommendations and juggling visits from admissions reps. I have to admit, I miss those days […]
For this post I feel that it is a timely opportunity to provide an update on changes happening within the IB. Here is what you need to know.
This blog post is designed to support IB teachers and counsellors to better understand the confirmation process of conditional offers at UK universities. It also hopes to provide an insight as to why there may be a gap between the release of qualifications and a final decision being made.
The IB has many different resources for universities, so this week, I thought I’d bring it all together in one place. Here you can find links to videos, research, information and overviews that are helpful for universities that are learning about and working with the IB.
Early registration is open for the 2nd annual IB Higher Education Symposium at the University of Hong Kong from October 16-17. The theme of this year’s event, ‘What IB students bring to higher education,’ will continue the discussion around the rigor and college-preparedness of IB students and the benefits to universities welcoming them to their […]
The Good News Letter is a resource created by the University Relations team at the International Baccalaureate. It is sent out every other month to IB counselors, coordinators, and university admissions officers around the world. The Good News Letter highlights universities that we feel have a particularly strong and/or exciting IB recognition policy, offer credit […]
In Parke Muth’s blog post from June 9th he makes some very interesting observations about the perceived value of different curricula, and how students and parents feel tremendous pressure to “up the ante” by taking more A Levels, more APs, more IB Higher Levels. This is a matter that concerns us all, and I ask […]