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IB Recognition in the USA and Canada Paul Campbell, Head of Development in Americas

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Top 15 Receiving Universities in NA British Columbia University of British Columbia – Undergrad (1702) Simon Fraser University (456) Ontario University of Toronto (1772) University of Waterloo (564) Queen’s University (535) University of Western Ontario (495)

Washington University of Washington – Seattle (474)

Alberta University of Alberta (1214)

Quebec McGill University (1009)

California University of California – Berkeley (440) New York New York University (459)

Florida University of Florida (1289) University of Central Florida (482) Florida State University (464)

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Texas University of Texas at Austin (445)


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Number of Policies in US: 1040


Acceptance Rates for 15 Popular Institutions Among Survey Respondents Respondents* IB Candidate Acceptance Rate Total Population Acceptance Rate1

University or College Boston University y

71%

49%

Brown University

18%

9%

Columbia University

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7%

Cornell University

32%

18%

Duke University

28%

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New York University

58%

33%

Princeton University

17%

9%

Stanford University

15%

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University of California-Berkeley

58%

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University of Florida

82%

43%

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

71%

41%

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

64%

32%

University of Pennsylvania

24%

12%

University of Virginia

64%

33%

Yale University

19%

8%

Harvard University

*IB Candidate Acceptance Rate Self Reported (class of 2011) 1U.S. 2012 Š International Baccalaureate Organization, News and World Report


C Current t Initiatives I iti ti IB Student Registry •

This project aims to create an online IB Registry that will allow IB DP diploma students to enter academic and interest information into a scalable database accessible to universities and colleges.

IB College Fairs • •

Four in 2012, Five in 2013, Six or more in 2014 Ontario, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Northern Virginia, Texas, Ohio, N. & S. Carolina

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In person visits to leading universities to promote better IB recognition. goal of 50 p per yyear 15 in 2012, 25 so far in 2013, g

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Interactive Workshops for Universities In-Service Training for New Admissions Staff •

IB 101

How are IB courses evaluated and assessed

Talking points for staff about the IB

Workshop for Recognition Policy Makers •A review of the current policy •Best practice examples •Suggestions for innovative approaches to policy •IB oriented college g Fairs •Research on the effect of the IB programme •Other IB material

Workshops for Administrative Staff This would include groups such as registrars, financial aid and scholarships, p , residential life,, etc. and would be tailored information to the specific group.

Workshop for Academic Leadership and/or Faculty •Curricular concept •Academic content and rigor •Subject review cycle •Research on the effect of the IB programme

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Q t Quotes •

When we see an application Wh li ti from f an IB candidate, did t we kknow without question the commitment that has been made by the institution to the highest academic standards and to a holistic educational experience for its students. We know that these students are graduating with an outstanding education, a commitment to make the world a better place, and a greater understanding and willingness to tackle the complex problems bl we fface as a society." i t "

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Q t Quotes • “”Th “”The IB programme is i a reliable li bl and d consistent i t t way for us to identify students from anywhere in the world ld who h will ill actively ti l engage iin th the UBC community, both inside and outside of the classroom.” l ” Michael Mi h l Bl Bluhm, h University U i it off B British iti h C Columbia l bi Vancouver, Canada

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prepared and personally disposed to make the most off their th i college ll experience. i W see this We thi iin th their i academic performance, their engagement on campus and d th their i hi high h graduation d ti rates. t Of course we are going to take these things into consideration i th in the admission d i i process."" Brian B i S Spittle, ittl VP ffor E Enrollment ll t DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA Š International Baccalaureate Organization, 2012


IB Recognition in the USA and Canada Paul Campbell, Head of Development in Americas

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Global Destinations for International Students

•Student numbers do not differentiate between‚ between study abroad vs. vs full-time full time degree-seeking degree seeking

•These numbers do not show the breakdown of OECD vs. Developing vs. Emerging country origins


Acceptance Rates for the 20 Most Popular Institutions Among Survey Respondents Respondents* University or College

IB Candidate Acceptance Rate

Total Population Acceptance Rate1

71% 18% 13% 32% 28% 92% 9% 58% 17% 15% 58% 48% 82% 88% 72% 71% 64% 24% 64% 19%

49% 9% 7% 18% 14% 59% 6% 33% 9% 7% 22% 26% 43% 45% 38% 41% 32% 12% 33% 8%

Boston University Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Duke University Florida State University Harvard University New York University Princeton University Stanford University University of California-Berkeley University of California-Los Angeles University of Florida University of Maryland-College Park University of Miami University of Michigan-Ann Arbor University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill University of Pennsylvania University of Virginia Yale University

*IB Candidate Acceptance Rate Self Reported (class of 2011) 1U.S.

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IB Recognition in A t li and Australia d New N Zealand Z l d


A t li Australian university i it entry t • Changes by state • Depends D d on whether h th you are iin international or domestic IB student • Assumes that a student has achieved the full Diploma • Based on marks / grades only • University placements are mostly run through a central clearing house. • The definition of ‘international student’ can have several meanings. meanings

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Why y does the Australian University y admissions process seem so complex?

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U i University it entry t fl flow chart h t

DP student

Nationality Method of entry

Gains DP

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DP score or ATAR

A t li or Australian New Zealand

Vi TAC or Via uni

ATAR ffor entry

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What are the main differences? • The ATAR is a rank and not a score. • University entrance ATAR requirements are determined by the supply and demand for places. Popular courses have higher scores eg Law and less popular courses have lower scores eg nursing • ATAR cutt – offs ff are nott necessarily il related l t d tto degree d difficulty.

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Q Questions ti to t ask k • Is y your student: • • • • •

An Australian citizen? Which university do they want to attend? Which state is it in? Does the course have prerequisites? (not all courses do) In which language was their Group 1 subject?

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A t li Australian Citi Citizens nd

1. In September of 2 year of Diploma, students nominate their university preferences using the relevant Tertiary Admissions Centre: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory: UAC Victoria: VTAC Queensland: QTAC South Australia and Northern Territory: SATAC Western Australia: TISC Tasmania: direct to University of Tasmania

2. Receive their DP score / 45 3. This score /45 is converted into an ATAR ((Australian Tertiaryy Admissions Rank) 4. Check the ATAR conversion for the state where the university is located. located

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A t li Australian Citi Citizens th

5. Students have until January 7 (generally) to change their preferences. 6. Early round offers mid January (few courses use this) 7. Main round offers late January 8 Students have a fixed date to accept or not accept an offer 8. offer. 9. University terms March - November

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I t International ti l students t d t • Check the university y website for: • Location (state) • Entry requirements including prerequisites • The method of application. application Some universities have direct application, others go through a Tertiary Admissions Centre eg UAC.

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N New Z Zealand l d • Much easier than Australia! • All students t d t apply l directly to the university • Each university has a different recognition policy

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Oth things Other thi to t consider id • Few universities have specific p p policies that g give recognition / advance placement for IB subjects. Universities that do include: • University of Queensland • Queensland University of Technology • Griffith University

• The DP is well regarded in Australia however, it has small numbers ((2700 in 2012). )

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• Contact details: Ms Briony Morath Development Manager, Australasia email: briony.morath@ibo.org

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