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Dhahran Baccalaureate Center @ American School Dhahran International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Application Process

Cohort 13 (Class of 2025) - Dhahran Baccalaureate Center @ASD Application Instructions

NOTE: The Dhahran Baccalaureate Center @ASD IB Diploma Program is a comprehensive two-year program. Applicants should be entering Grade 11 (Year 12) in August 2023 to apply.

Please follow these steps to complete your IB Diploma application:

Step 1: Complete the ASD application process at and receive acceptance into ASD High School. Please contact for assistance. 

**Students currently attending ASD or BSD skip to step #2 

Step 2: Complete the IB Application Form  

Step 3: The IB office will collect confidential recommendations from the student’s current teachers in English (Language Arts), Math, and Science. An admissions committee consisting of the IBDP coordinator and a minimum of two IBDP teachers will review the completed application forms, teacher recommendation forms, and student academic achievements. All decisions regarding admission into the program will be made by the committee, with final decisions made by the IB Coordinator. Applications will be pending and will not be reviewed until all documents have been submitted.  

  • A student and parent interview or other additional information may be required when deemed necessary
  • Admissions may be limited by enrollment capacity  
  • After application review, the IB Coordinator will send a letter with the admissions decision
  • After acceptance, students will fill out a course interest form or have a course request meeting with the IB Coordinator


  • February 15: IB application process opens
  • March 1: IB Admissions Committee begins reviewing applications in the order in which they are received
  • April 15: Deadline for complete applications
  • March 15 - April 30: Admissions decisions and letters are sent out

IB Diploma Admissions Policy

Our admissions policies and procedures are designed to help parents, students, and the school make the best choices in regard to the individual needs of each student in relation to the requirements and philosophy of the IB Diploma Program. Therefore, this policy aims to ensure that students who are accepted to the Dhahran Baccalaureate Center @ASD IB Diploma Program understand the rigorous and comprehensive nature of the program and are also prepared to commit to the IB philosophy. In order to accept candidates for our IB Diploma Program, we use a combination of the following: 

  • student application form that requires…

    • Paragraph response questions related to the IB Learner Profile
    • Reflection on intrinsic motivation and curiosity  
  • current teacher recommendations that include comments on…
    • Subject-specific skills
    • Approaches to Learning skills
    • Character and learning behaviors related to the IB Learner Profile
  • student transcripts
  • student interview 



PO Box 31677 Al-Khobar, 31952, Saudi Arabia

Phone: (966) 920-035-001 ext. 4040

AP/IBDP Coordinator Email: Ewan Hunt @