Getting results

For the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP), there are two examination sessions each year. These are in May and November.

For the May session, results are issued on 5 July. For the November session, results are issued on 3 January, in the year following the exam.

For example, students who took exams in November 2018 will receive their results in January 2019.

Receiving grades

If the course coordinator allows them to do so, students can access their own results via the IB’s candidate results website.

They will be able to do so one day after results are issued: on 6 July for the May session and 3 January for the November session.

In each examination session, about 80% of DP students are awarded the diploma. The IB has summaries of previous DP exam sessions, including comparisons with previous years.

You can also read about grading in each DP subject group [PDF, 238KB].

Requesting that exams are remarked

After the results have been issued, schools can request re-marks for particular students if they feel the result is undeserved.

Schools can also receive a range of different types of feedback on their students' performance. If you wish to do so, please contact us.

Distributing grades to universities

As soon as results are released, the IB is able to distribute grades to universities around the world.

Request that results are sent to students’ chosen universities.

Requesting DP transcripts and certificates

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) provides an official transcript of grades for the DP. Before results are released, students can request to have results sent to six universities free of charge  and request to pay for additional transcripts as well.

Meet alumni making a difference

To celebrate the IB’s 50th anniversary, we’d like you to meet some of our alumni who graduated from the IB Diploma Programme and went on to report from war zones, change the lives of refugees, create beautiful music, and soar through space.

Join the IB's global alumni network

The IB is extremely proud of its graduates, and the alumni network connects them with one another and with the IB community.

Members of the alumni network receive a quarterly newsletter, as well as opportunities to connect with graduates from all over the world.

Students who will graduate in the next two years are encouraged to join.