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How will being a Full DP student benefit me in college?

I am asking this because I am a current Full DP student. I'm taking all IB courses. I often wonder what it will do for me in the future. the workload is completely unbearable and I want to quit sometimes.

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Nancy’s Answer

My son completed his IB diploma last year and I am the parent liaison for the program. The diploma students did very well getting into colleges. Discussions with the college counselors said they gave a "bump" to IB diploma students because they knew they were well-prepared for college. My son is doing very well at his Ivy along with several other kids from his HS. I encourage you to stay with the program. Reach out to your teachers for extra-help and take advantage of any tutoring your school offers. Good luck!

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Lindsay’s Answer

It really depends! I was also a Full IB student and got my diploma. I think that if you want to go out of state for college, it's definitely worth it to continue with the program. It helped me get interviews to all of the Ivy Leagues I applied to and it gave me a lot to talk about. That being said, it's hard to tell whether being in the program will benefit you in college. It really depends on you! Some of my friends who got their diplomas said that it helped a lot and they excelled in college. They said IB was harder than college. For me, I struggled a lot in college and IB was a breeze. It all depends on your own work ethic and motivation when you enter university. If you plan on staying in state for university, I would not encourage staying in IB. I would recommend doing running start instead or taking college courses in high school to help you prepare. From what I know, if you stay in state for college, IB can knock out some of your graduation requirements, but it isn't particularly helpful in getting you in. Running start introduces you to college level work and you can finish university 2 years early!

If IB is hard, I'd recommend forming study groups! I found that that helped me a lot.
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