Your theory of knowledge course for the IB diploma makes you aware of yourself as a thinker who is willing to ask challenging questions and try different approaches to learning. At top colleges with vigorous intellectual communities, this type of independent-mindedness, initiative, and self-determination is valued.
Your extended essay for the IB diploma shows you can explore, analyze, and communicate a topic of special interest to you. In a top-college setting, this type of project involves in-depth research, such as a senior capstone project that integrates and synthesizes all you have learned in one piece of scholarly work. Wooster is recognized for having some of the best student research opportunities in the U.S.
The creativity, activity, service element for the IB diploma involves applying your knowledge in purposeful activities that stretch your cultural understanding. At top colleges where students from all backgrounds come together, the ability to collaborate is an asset, as is an appreciation for the richness of diverse perspectives. One of the most challenging parts of college can be putting together all the pieces – your academic interests, service commitments, internships, research opportunities, study abroad, and career planning – in an intentional way to help you reach your goals. At Wooster, we dedicate staff and resources to do just that.