Applying to IB

IB Diploma Programme

Prospective Students/Families

Eligibility to apply to IB at Colonel By is determined by your home address. See the boundary map or use the IB School Locator tool to determine whether you should apply to Colonel By or Merivale.

If you are a CURRENT IB Diploma student in grades 9, 10, or 11 at another IB World School and are interested in transferring to Colonel By for the 2020-2021 school year, please use this IB Transfer Form for more information.

If you have applied for a transfer from another IB World School for Grade 10, 11, or 12 we will be in touch with you over the next 14 days. We thank you for your patience.

IB in the OCDSB (video)

IB Parent Information Night (poster)


Important dates for grade 9/10 applications for 2021-2022

Fall information night (video) November 18, 2020

Application submission deadline December 10, 2020

First round acceptances sent by email March 2021


Due to the restrictions that COVID 19 has placed upon our community, the application process has been adjusted from past years. Most notably, there is no CAT test this year.

The following documents are required for each application. Please be sure to follow the instructions included with each task. All material that is submitted as part of this application is evaluated.

1. OCDSB - IB Application Questionnaire

2. OCDSB - IB Math Exercise

3. OCDSB - IB English Writing Prompts

4. Most recent report card or progress report

When completing the above first three tasks, we request all applicants to not include personal identifiers (ie. your name) in the document or in the document name. Your file will automatically be attached to your application via digital submission when the time comes.

Applicants are also encouraged to discuss with ONE current teacher about being a reference for them. Individual teachers will be contacted following the submission of all parts of the application by the IB programme.
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