IB DP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please contact the IB/DP Office (Room 230), if your questions are not answered here.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

When do I register for the IB exams?

During the month of September and October. Registration forms are distributed to students during DP Academic Time.        
 
Can I register for an HL exam even though I’m in an SL course?
No. Remember, an HL exam requires two years of instruction in the same subject. An SL exam is only one year of instruction.
 
Can I register for an SL exam even though I’m in an HL course?
Yes.
 
What happens if I don't complete an internal assessment (IA) for an IB subject?
You will not be considered for the IB diploma, not receive an IB grade (1-7) for that particiluar subject area.

 

When are the IB DP Written exams administered?
During the month of May (Some Juniors & All Seniors)
 
When are the IB DP Oral exams administered?
During the month of January and March (Seniors Only) 
 
When do I receive my exam results?
Resutls are released by IB on 6 July. Results are access via the IBO Candidate website. For access see the RHS DP Staff. No results will be mailed to you.
       

Do all colleges and universities award the same amount of credit for IB exams?

No. There is no standardization among colleges and universities as to how much credit will be awarded.

 

How does my college obtain my IB exam results?

When you are a senior, you will complete a form (during the administration of the IB exams) informing the IB/DP Office as to what college you want your scores sent. After the results have been issued in July, the IB North America Regional Office will send your results electronically to your college.

 

What if I’m not happy with one or more of my IB exam results. Can I appeal the score(s)?

Yes. There is a fee for each IB subject area exam that is appealed. A senior examiner will review all components of the exam and determine if an error was made. If the IB discovers that your score is not correct, they will either increase it or lower it. The DP Coordinator will be informed by e-mail if there is a change in the grade or if the grade remains the same.

 

How much do the IB exams cost?

The amount changes from year-to-year and is set by International Baccalaureate Organization 

Subject fee (per subject): Student is responsible for paying this fee for each subject exam they take.