Why choose IBDP MCKK
  1. How does the IB prepare underserved students to be successful at university?
    University of Michigan representative Kedra Ishop, along with Princeton University’s Kevin Hudson and De Paul University’s Brian Spittle, explain how the IB prepares all students, including under-served students, for success.
  2. Extended Essay
    Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester, talks about strategies students can use to discuss the extended essay in their application.
  3. Theory of Knowledge
    Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Brian Spittle, DePaul University, tells us how students can leverage theory of knowledge (TOK) as part of their application essay.
  4. Creativity, Activity, Service
    Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester, talks about strategies students can use to discuss creativity, activity, service (CAS) in their application.
  5. University application
    Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Andrew Arida, University of British Columbia, looks at how describing your experience with IB courses shows universities how students will shape their future education.
  6. Life skills in IB
    Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Brian Spittle from DePaul University talks about how life skills, including critical thinking and communication, apply across disciplines and are perfect material for applications.
  7. STEM fields and Liberal Arts
    Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Andrew Arida from the University of British Columbia tells us how a broad education is an advantage even for students entering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  8. What distinguishes IB students in the university application process?
    Debra Von Bargen, IB parent and Assistant Dean of Admission at Stanford University, answers your questions. In this video she tells us how highly selective universities place emphasis on programmes that prepare students for university coursework. The IB Diploma Programme is distinguished by the breadth of knowledge it provides to students as part of this preparation.
10 reasons why the IB Diploma Programme (DP) is ideal
preparation for university
IB students care about more than just results
It increases academic opportunity
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It’s an international
qualification
It encourages you to become a confident and independent learner
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The IB encourages
critical thinking
Graduates are globally minded
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DP students have proven time
management skills
It assesses more than examination techniques
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It encourages breadth and
depth of learning
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Subjects are not
taught in isolation
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