For Parents

General Information

What is an IB education?
FAQs about the Diploma Program
IB and Common Core State Standards
History of the IB

Videos about the IB:

The Value of an IB Education - Stanford University Video Series with Debra Von Bargen (series)

As an IB parent and the Assistant Dean of Admission at Stanford University, Debra Von Bargen has firsthand experience working with many IB graduates. In her role as the Assistant Dean of Admissions, she is excited to see how a student has taken on the IB and knows that IB students show very high success rates during their first year of university.

The value of an IB education
What distinguishes IB students in the university application process?
How familiar are universities with the different components of the IB Diploma Program?

Do IB Diploma scores influence admissions offers at US colleges and universities?
How do colleges and universities view the International Baccalaureate?