***IB News & Updates***

  • IB Program Enrollment Process

    The IB Diploma Program is a highly respected, rigorous, college-prep program offered during 11th and 12th grades only at MVHS in our district.  It provides students with an opportunity to expand their critical thinking, creative and communication skills, while potentially earning college credit, receiving a GPA boost, and gaining positive recognition in the college admissions process.  Universities look favorably on the IB Diploma Program because they understand the rigor and preparation for college the IB Diploma Program provides, which leads to greater student success in college.


    Students interested in enrolling in the full IB Diploma Program for their junior and senior years should complete the steps below.

    1. Submit a completed and signed IB Registration packet to Mrs. Thornbug (IB Diploma Counselor - jthornburg@murrieta.k12.ca.us) by February of their sophomore year. This packet includes: an IB contract, an IB Academic Honesty Statement, and a two-year plan.
    2. Meet with Mrs. Thornburg or Mrs. Fields to confirm your 2 year IB Program plans and answer questions in February.



    Students and parents are invited to attend an IB information event on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 6 p.m. in the MVHS Library.  We will provide details of the program, develop a potential two-year diploma plan and answer questions about the program with a panel of students and staff. We are excited to share all the changes to our course offerings, and show students what the program is all about. We hope to see you there!



  • MVHS-IB Exam Registration Information

    Taking the International Baccalaureate exams is an important part of all IB courses. Scoring well on an IB exam can often award students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on college tuition. 

    REGISTRATION SITE:    Visit https://user.totalregistration.net/IB/052073  

    Students must register and pay for their exams through the Total Registration portal above, using a credit card. Parents and students should both be present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered and paid for. 

    How do I create an account?

    Use your school student email to create an account and password for yourself. If you created an account last year for AP or IB, please use that account, as this account will work for both exam registrations. Make sure you type your name as it appears on official school records, as the IB exams will display the name typed into the Total Registration system and this will be sent to colleges. (Parent accounts should NOT be created, as each account must be unique to the student.)


    Registration Window

    IB Exam cost

    Fee Reduction Cost

    September 26 – November 1



    November 2 – November 11

    $130 ($10 late fee)


    November 12 – December 11

    $160 ($40 late fee)



    REFUNDS/CANCELLED EXAMS:  Students can cancel an exam until December 11th and receive a refund. There are no refunds for any late fees charged. NO REFUNDS AFTER DECEMBER 11TH.

    FINANCIAL AID:​ Fees for IB Exams are reduced to $9 for low-income families. To request a fee reduction, the student must present a copy of the District APPROVED letter for Free and Reduced lunch and a completed Student Eligibility Form to ncastro@murrieta.k12.ca.us. Applications for Free or Reduced Price Meals are available at the Murrieta Valley School District Nutrition Services Department website Online Meal Application (murrieta.k12.ca.us). Approval of free/reduced meal applications may take up to 10 days.​ All late and cancellation fees will apply to Free and Reduced Lunch students, per the calendar schedule above.  Your letter must be turned into the office no later than November 1 in order to avoid a late fee.


    Please click here for a short video clarifying the steps to the registration process.



    1. Which IB Candidate Category do I choose?
        1. Anticipated – 11th grade full diploma student
        2. Course – 11th or 12th grade student in an IB class but not completing the full diploma
        3. Diploma- 12th grade full diploma student


    1. What exams do I choose?

    Select the exams you plan to take in May 2023 only. Make sure to select if it is HL or SL.

      1. Full diploma 12th grade students must also select TOK and their EE subject area.
      2. Full Diploma 11th grade students do NOT select TOK and EE options.
      3. Do NOT register for a test if you are in the first year of an HL class. (English HL1, History HL1, Psychology HL1 – do NOT sign up for those exams as a junior).
    1. What if I qualify for a fee reduction?

    *Although all students receive free lunch, ONLY those who complete the waiver application through the district may qualify for the exam fee reduction.

    Students enrolled in the free/reduced lunch program for the current school year must check the box indicating this status during the Total Registration process. Students will not be able to pay immediately at the time of registration. Their registration will be paused until Mrs. Castro confirms participation in the Free/Reduced lunch program for the 2022-2023 school year (receives your approved letter from the district). Please give 2 business days for this to be approved. Please do not wait until the last day, as this process will cause a delay and a late fee will be charged. Once approved, families can go back into the system to pay for the IB exams. If you register late, students on free/reduced lunch are still responsible for paying the full late fee.

    *Families can apply for the fee reduction at https://fma.murrieta.k12.ca.us


    1. How do I know if my registration is complete?

    Registration is not complete until you click “confirm registration”. Print your confirmation page for your records when registration is complete. Verify accuracy of exams and levels before confirming your registration.

    IB Exam questions - Please contact Mrs. Alanna Fields, IB Diploma Coordinator at afields@murrieta.k12.ca.us 

     AP Exam questions or Free/reduced lunch approvals - Contact Mrs. Nicole Castro at ncastro@murrieta.k12.ca.us


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Last Modified on November 18, 2022