French or International Baccalaureat
Le baccalauréat is an academic qualification which French and international students take at the end of the lycée (high school).
If you wish to take this exam, please contact the Exam Department of the lycée Rochambeau in Washington (Contact: Anne May, tél. 1 301 530 8260)
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) offers high quality programmes of international education to a worldwide community of schools. There are more than 775,000 IB students at 2,816 schools in 138 countries.
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There are a small number of schools which prepare students for the baccalauréat in the United States. (Au Texas, l’Ecole Internationale de Dallas, ou à The Awty International School de Houston)
Otherwise, it is possible to prepare the baccalauréat with the CNED, a French public institution under the oversight of the department of education dedicated to providing distance learning material. It can, of course, only be taken after completion of the necessary coursework, which is entirely in French.
Upon receiving the baccalauréat, students wishing to pursue post-secondary studies in the US generally will submit their lycee/high school transcripts to a college or university office of undergraduate admissions. If it is decided that the coursework, along with American standardized test scores, application essays, and letters of recommendation, merits admission, students holding the baccalauréat will be admitted to the undergraduate program to which they have applied.