*Note: This post was written in 2015 so university application processes may have changed since then. I intended to start a university application section under my IB Revision blog, but I have since decided to pass the blog to my school to manage, so it’s easier for me to address the university application cycle through my own personal blog! A lot of you have come to me with questions over other social media platforms, but feel free to ask any questions in the comments below.
Many students that have taken the IB Diploma go on to pursue higher education at esteemed tertiary institutes, and I’m sure a lot of you are as concerned/frustrated/excited/totally nonplussed as I was with university applications!
As I applied for universities in the US and the UK, I have compiled some useful resources that have helped me tremendously in my applications.
Just a little bit about where I applied to:
I applied to Oxford, Warwick, Durham, UCL and York for PPE (Philosophy, Politics, Economics) and received conditional acceptances to all of them with the exception of UCL as I withdrew my application to UCL when I received my Oxford acceptance (they hadn’t replied by then, because they have a very small intake of PPE students and wait to receive all applications before deciding).
For the US, I applied to Stanford under the Restrictive Early Action program and was accepted in mid-December, so I withdrew my applications to my other US universities.