The constituent parts of the CP, namely the two Diploma courses, are already recognized by most universities in the world. To date, the vast majority of CP graduates who have also completed recognised career related studies have continued on to further and higher education.
The IB is actively seeking recognition of the CP, as a distinct programme, at targeted universities and it is looking to increase the number of high quality HEI recognition statements that specifically mention the CP. The IB is using a range of opportunities to increase awareness of the CP, including higher education conferences, face to face meetings with specific institutions and organizations and through our wider contact with a range of influential stakeholders such as government ministers. The IB will shortly be releasing a new guide for university admission officers on the CP. The regional teams will also be adding more specific regional and country information to support university recognition efforts.
The IB will track, monitor and evaluate the placement of all CP graduates through regional links with CP schools and graduates and through the use of our strong alumni links.
Any school, or group of schools, wishing to offer one or more IB programmes as an IB World School must first be authorized.
Apply to offer the CP
All IB World Schools who are already offering the IB Diploma Programme can apply to offer the CP. Read more information about applying for the CP .
External examinations for candidates for the IB diploma are given twice a year, in May and in November.
Diploma Programme courses online
Students not currently attending an IB World School will now have the opportunity to take Diploma Programme courses online
IB promotional publications are available, both to view online and to download. Visit the promotional publications page for more.
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