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What's the required number of HL courses for the IB Diploma?

Hi, I'm a junior trying to plan my schedule for senior year, and I'm curious about the IB Diploma requirements. How many Higher Level (HL) courses do I need to take in order to qualify for the diploma? Thanks in advance for your insight!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're taking the initiative to plan your senior year schedule in advance. For the IB Diploma, candidates are required to take a minimum of three and a maximum of four Higher Level (HL) courses. If you're looking to create a balanced workload, it's advised that you take three HL and three Standard Level (SL) courses.

However, if you feel confident in your ability to excel in a more challenging curriculum, you can opt to take four HL courses. Remember to choose these courses based on your interests and future goals, as it's important to enjoy your studies and build a strong foundation in your chosen subjects. Good luck with your course planning, and feel free to reach out if you have any more questions!

9 months ago

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