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Choosing the Right College/IB certificate program for universities abroad


Hi, I am N.Sreenivasan of IB certificate and I study in the Pathways World School in India.I wish to know that,

Q1. Do Universities abroad recognize IB Certificate for admission ?

I have taken :-

Biology (Higher level)
Geography (Higher level)
French B (Standard level)
English A (Standard level)
Mathematic Studies (Standard level)

I wish to persue my furthur carrier on environmental and resource management as a majorr course.

Can you please guide me. I shall be grate full to you.

Thank you,


Hi N. Sreenivasan,

Many of our US colleges will reconize your IB certificate, but please understand more and more schools are changing their policy regarding IB and AP.  With nearly 4000 different schools, you can be certain that there will be variations.  Some will only recognize the higher level IB while others will just credit elective credit for standard level.  However, expect your IB to either meet the requirements for the subject or allow you to move to a higher level once you begin.  Your hard work will pay off so don't be disappointed.  

I know many students want to get college credits even before starting college, but you really want to take all the classes offered at your college, even if it means you're "repeating" the course.  Chances are good that even though you feel you've taken it already in high school, college is very different and much harder than high school.

Sounds like you're looking forward to college, have fun and remember to focus on your dreams NOT the school you'll attend.  

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I can help with all questions related to education, including college admissions related questions. I can also help in the areas of motivation, learning strategies, and topics that may be categorized under educational psychology. However, don't expect me to have the secrets to getting into your school of your dreams, because they don't exist. I can provide answers to help you better navigate through our educational system in the US. I cannot answer questions related to international educational systems and policies. My expertise is mainly in the areas of letters, arts, and sciences, with specialty in pre-health. Humanities and the arts are beyond the scope of my expertise.


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