Advanced Placement - International Baccalaureate (IB)
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Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The 29 IB World Schools in Washington state offer programming that develops the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills young people need to live, learn and work in a connected, highly diverse world. These are challenging, rigorous courses of study, open to students aged 3 to 19 years.

Many colleges and universities recognize IB courses as they make admissions decisions. Students, who take IB exams have the chance to earn college credit or advanced placement, or both, within upper-level college courses.

IB Exams
The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) does not require that students take the exams. However, most students enrolled in IB classes take the exams as a way to earn college credit or advanced placement, or both.

Most colleges and universities in the U.S. have an IB policy that grants incoming students credit or placement for qualifying IB exam grades. Some institutions grant up to a full year of college credit — sophomore standing — to students who earn an IB diploma. Contact each college or university to find out if they offer this advantage.

Low-income Eligibility and Verification
If a student would like to be considered for the Washington State International Baccalaureate Programme, but he or she is not a participant in the Free and/or Reduced Price Lunch Program, Part A of Title IV of the Social Security Act, or the Medicaid program under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, he or she may still qualify by having the parent/guardian certify that the student’s family taxable income does not exceed the 2014-15 Annual Low-Income Levels.

Use the Low-Income Student Verification Form 1616 to document student eligibility when parent/guardian declaration of family income is used as the method for qualification. Make sure the parent/guardian signs this form.



   Updated 9/18/2015

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