When reviewing a college application, admissions officers like to see that a student has challenged him- or herself academically. A student can do this through the successful completion of honors or Advanced Placement (AP) classes, or they could undertake the demanding curriculum program offered by some high schools known as the International Baccalaureate, or IB. In this installment of the College Coach video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert, former Tufts University admissions officer Becky Leichtling answers the question, “What Are IB Classes?” to help you figure out if the International Baccalaureate curriculum may be a good fit for you or your child.

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Written by Becky Leichtling
Becky Leichtling is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Becky is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Education; prior to joining College Coach, Becky was a senior admissions officer at Tufts University and Carleton College.