The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is an educational program taught in one of three languages - English, French or Spanish - and is intended for students in their final two years of secondary school, often before entering university. The program, administered by the International Baccalaureate Organization, is one of the most widely recognized pre-university educational programs in the world.
The Diploma Program (DP) curriculum consists of completing six courses from six different subject areas, writing an Extended Essay (EE) of up to 4,000 words, taking part in the Theory of Knowledge (TOK) class, and fulfilling requirements in Creative, Active and Service (CAS) pursuits.
Students pursuing the Diploma take six courses, usually from six different subject areas, with three (or four) of them taken at higher level (HL) and the rest at standard level (SL).
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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Policy 3.16 International Baccalaureate Credit
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Procedure 3.16.1 International Baccalaureate Credit