Tertiary Entrance and the International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate Diploma holders gain admission to universities throughout the world. These include prominent institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale, Heidelberg and The Sorbonne. Some colleges and universities offer advanced standing or course credit to students with strong International Baccalaureate results.
In Victoria, the Victorian Vice-Chancellor's Committee has agreed on a common policy whereby Victorian International Baccalaureate students are assigned an ATAR score awarded on the basis of their Diploma results. The Notional ATAR Table for 2018 IB students will be available around May 2018. The conversion will be similar to that for 2017.
The Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC) has defined a separate application category for Victorian International Baccalaureate applicants, with closing dates for change of preferences to suit the early January release of International Baccalaureate results.
Most university faculties have defined equivalent International Baccalaureate studies for the subjects stated as prerequisites for their courses (see the Careers Counsellor for further details). Where a minimum VCE Study Score is stated as being required for entry into a course, an equivalent International Baccalaureate grade will also exist. This grade will differ for Higher Level and Standard Level studies and may also differ between tertiary institutions. See Institution websites or Careers Counsellors for further details.