The IB program, accepted all over the world, is considered quite complex - therefore, whatever the results, you can be proud of yourself that you have gone through such a long and difficult path. The results usually become known in the summer, in the first half of July - they are sent in a personal e-mail and published on a common Internet portal. We have prepared for you a special instruction that will help you cope with the excitement and understand what to do after the announcement of the results of the IB.
I. Immediately on the day of announcement of the totals
- Prepare your personal code (usually issued by your coordinator at the very beginning of the training) and personal PIN, remember the introductory numbers of your universities . We always recommend that you apply to several universities - the most desirable and several alternatives, so that in case of failure with the main option there are opportunities for admission in the current year.
- Please note that the publication of the results is carried out on a sliding schedule: it depends on the time zones, so that thousands of students do not rush to view the site at once and do not crash the traffic (this is about 14:00 on British time). Do not rush, the results will not disappear anywhere!
- Visit the special site for IB students and enter the prepared data. We recommend logging in to the site about half an hour before the official publication time - after that you can simply update the page while remaining on the system and wait for the results to be received. After the announcement on the official website the results are sent to schools - here you can get them in printed form on A4 letterhead.
II. If you are satisfied with the results of
If the results of IB, obtained by you, allow you to enter the desired university - you only have to be congratulated! In this case, you can relax and calmly wait for an official offer from the university (it takes 2-5 days). If a week later your status on the UCAS website has not changed to Unconditional - send a clarifying e-mail to your admissions office. Calling and writing right after receiving the results is not necessary - the admissions offices need time to process all applications, and your calls will only distract them.
III. If the results are not as good as you thought
The main thing is not to panic: you still have the opportunity to go to university, just this will take a little more effort.
If you are enrolled in a British university, you just need to get through to the selection committee - in this country the IB program is not as popular as in other countries. Prepare to name your UCAS ID - it will be required for your identification. Often happens and so that your points are only slightly lower than those needed for admission - in this case, if there are vacant seats, the university may agree to accept you anyway. Victory!
The Admissions Committee can assign an additional time for the call if it expects students with the results of the A-level program (they are announced much later) - then the university will be able to view the flow of students as a whole, compare their scores And more accurately allocate free space. Alas, in this situation you will have to wait more than a month. During this period, you can prepare forthe clearing procedure or turn to alternative, "spare" versions of the universities that you are considering.
Even if your points received in the IB exams do not meet the requirements of any chosen institution - not everything is lost. Call all the priority universities in which you applied, and specify the possibility of receipt again. Also, it is worth preparing for the clearing procedure: the catalogs of universities that will work on this system are usually ready in July, and you will be able to select the required faculty and specialty from the proposed.
Try also to call your IB program coordinator who worked with you at school: ask how much your points are close to the desired results. If you do not have quite a bit, you can try the transfer procedure.
Once the A-level results are available for the students who have chosen this program, call the priority universities again (remember again your UCAS ID): maybe your main university or one of the priority options is ready for you. If both there, and there you are refused, get busyclearing procedure closely: by this time you have already studied the catalogs well enough and will be able to choose the appropriate option.
In addition, there is an opportunity to take the so-called Gap Year and try again in a year, especially if you want to retake the exams in November or May.
Be persistent and patient - and then the foreign university will A dream come true!