University admissions

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IB students are free to apply to any university they like. However, the IB works with some universities to develop recognition policies that set out an institution’s requirements for IB students. 

Universities without published recognition policies may still accept students with IB credentials, and an IB recognition policy does not necessarily guarantee admission.

Find universities with published recognition policies.

Seeking admission to university

As part of its commitment to schools and students, the IB sends transcripts to six higher education institutions per student.

DP programme coordinators can request this before students receive their grades. If they do so before grades are issued, the service is free of charge.

Find out how to request this service.

How the IB works with universities

Read about how the IB supports students’ admission to university by working with higher education institutions.

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