The IB Diploma is recognized by the world's leading universities. With the IBO World Schools in 146 countries, the IBO maintains a page for each country that lists school, universities and government recognition in that country. See link: IBO Recognition by Country for more information.
In Canada, the IB Diploma is widely accepted and actively sought by universities keen to attract well-rounded, high-achieving students. Based on performance, a student who graduates with an IB Diploma can receive transfer credit for select university courses and/or a full-year of transfer credit, allowing the student to move directly into the second year of an undergraduate program. In addition, many universities grant early admissions to Diploma candidates, and this gives IB students advantages in terms of course selection, residence placement and more
When applying to any university, the IB student must consult with the individual institution’s admissions office for its specific entrance requirements and transfer credit policy. Students are advised to confirm the requirements for the advance notice of grades and examination and results reporting procedures. The Diploma Coordinator is available to support the application process for Diploma candidates.