LOTS! Especially as you begin to work on your Applications for Colleges and your Internal Assessment’s.
Budget your time wisely and make sure all Internal Assessments are completed on time.
Complete your CAS requirements (due April 22, 2016)
Finalize your Extended Essays (due November 16, 2015)
There is nothing that says you must stay a full diploma candidate
IB Credit at UC
Students who complete the IB diploma with a score of 30 or above will receive 30 quarter (20 semester) units toward their UC degree.Students who receive IB certificates with scores of 5,6 or 7 on Higher Level exams will receive 8 quarter (5.3 semester) units.
Designated examinations may be considered equivalent to UC freshman-level courses in the subject and may be used to satisfy general education or breadth requirements. Students or counselors should contact individual campuses for more information on how subject credit may be granted.
The units granted for IB exams are not counted toward the maximum number of credits required for declaration of a major or the maximum number of units a student may accumulate prior to graduation. Students who enter the UC with IB credit do not have to declare a major earlier than other students, nor are they required to graduate earlier.
Students should be advised that college courses taken before or after attending UC may duplicate IB examinations. If the student does duplicate an exam with a college course or vice versa, we will award credit for only one. (example Calculus)
IB subject grades are
determined by IB and are
Internal Assessment (teacher moderated)
External Assessment (IB examiner graded)
1-7 point scale
Based on Teacher grading guidelines and may be different than AP or IB grades
Class grades do not change based on IB/AP grade received
Included in determination of Diploma
Anything not completed may result in a student not receiving a certificate for that subject and possibly the loss of the opportunity to receive the diploma. No refunds will be given for students’ failure to comply.
TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Requirement
TOK curriculum began end of last year, completed first semester this year. TOK paper due to IB by March 15, 2016
Philosophy will be second semester.
Final polishing of Internal assessment this year. (essay)
No E’s !!
1cleancopy of your Final draft due in my office by November 16, 2015 (no further revisions by mentors).
You and your mentor will reflect on your EE process after they finish grading and reading your final draft.
All your own work, checked through www.turnitin.com and your mentors review of your work.
Remember to thank your mentors for their time they spent with you on this endeavor
The Diploma Matrix (possible 3 Bonus points toward the Diploma)
CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)
Must be completed online at http://troy.managebac.com
Final due date – April 22, 2016
Meet with me once each semester. Must have a detailed record of experiences to clear the diploma on Managebac.
Meet with me at the end to finalize your summary reflection and clear with IB.
Internal assessments and deadlines
Due dates established by individual teachers and me. Most will require submission to www.turnitin.com
Calendar of due dates will be compiled and shared by the end of September.
They are due to IB in March and April so I will be collecting it all before that time.
You must know what exams you are going to take, no refunds will be offered!
We ship IB exams/IA all over the world to be graded.
If you would be so inclined as to make a donation equivalent to $40 per exam ($160/4 exams or $200/5 exams or any additional amount you would be willing to donate) it would go a long way toward offsetting the expenses that Troy will incur. This can be added to your fee sheet you picked up tonight and pay for in October.
There is no obligation to pay!
College Applications and Recommendations
What you should know:
Academic Resume/SSR (my website)
Which teachers to ask
Where to apply: Private University’s use Common Application/Online application whenever possible!
Questbridge: very low income requirement, must be proven to me before I will complete. Application materials Due 9/31/2013
Procedure for applying with me:
Download and complete SSR and Academic Resume forms.
Bring your COMPLETE Academic Resume/Profile and SSR/Counselor Request form to me by Sept. 18th for early apps and October 2nd for regular apps.