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My school's administration likes to remind us of the significant advantage that the IB will give us in admissions, but listening to them you'd think that just having completed the Diploma is a one-way ticket to the Ivy League, so I'd take that with a truckload of salt.
Well,the Ib is CONSIDERED TO BE A COLLEGE PROGRAMME. That is why one takes extra credit from it. Plus, it counts greatly for all colleges and especially Ivy Leagues.
The IB courses in all subjects seem like "[subject] for poets," while the math courses and science courses in the AP program really like "math for math majors" or "science for science majors." I think a humanities and historical perspective on a hard science subject is valid--that's actually the kind of math and science reading I like to do for fun--but I think the science-and-math-loving young people I coach on our homeschool group's math team may be better served by an AP curriculum in those subjects.