Applying to IB

IB Diploma Programme


Tuesday, November 22, 2022 (Open House)

  1. To learn more and to learn about application procedures for the 2023-24 school year, we encourage OCDSB families to attend the IB Programme Virtual Open House on Tuesday, November 22nd from 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The presentation will start promptly at 6:30 with the first 15 minutes dedicated to a scrolling stream of Frequently Asked Questions.

  2. There is no registration required to attend the Zoom webinar. On November 22nd, click on the link below to participate in the webinar:

    IB Virtual Open House Participation Link

    Participation in the webinar will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are unable to join the session, it means we have reached capacity. You can still watch the session via this YouTube livestream.

    A recording will be made available for those who are unable to attend the session at that time. Families are welcome to attend the information session whether the interested applicant is currently at an OCDSB school or not. 

  3. December 20, 2022 (Application Deadline)
    1. Application deadline: December 20, 2022 (6:00 p.m.) Applications and all supporting documents are to be submitted ONLINE ONLY using the link above. Only one application is to be submitted per applicant.

  4. March 2023 (Offers of Admission)

    Colonel By Secondary School and Merivale High School will contact families to let them know the status of their application in March of 2023. This first communication often comes just prior to March Break via email.

Application Procedure:

Students currently in 8th and 9th grade are invited to apply for the 2023-2024 school year. All applications are digital and all requested documents should be provided in a PDF format.

Applicants should know that they will need to provide the following documents in order to apply.

    • A copy of their most recent reporting document from their current school
    • A teacher reference – interested applicants should approach a current teacher in advance to determine if they are willing to act as a reference for them and obtain their professional email address. Teacher references will be contacted via email.
Additionally, as part of the application interested candidates will complete and upload the following. Links for these requirements will be updated in the near future. 
    • An IB Application Questionnaire
    • An IB Application English Writing Exercise
    • A live IB Application Mathematics Task
    • Applicants will choose a date and time while completing their application – there are two dates provided and applicants are only to select ONE of the dates to complete the task.

Student applications and portfolio pieces will be assigned a computer-generated application code. Please do not include any personal or identifying information on or in your uploaded documents or their file names. Your uploaded files will automatically be attached to your application digitally upon submission.

All material that is submitted as part of this application is evaluated. Please consult the application documents for particular information once they are released.

Is your child currently at an IB World School?

If your child is currently attending an IB World School in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, please fill out this IB Transfer Application form.

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