A student will take six IB exams, including one literature course, one foreign language, one social science, one experimental science, one math, and one arts course. The arts course can be replaced by a second social science, a second experimental science, social science, or a third language. Of the six exams, three are taken at the standard level (after a minimum of 150 teaching hours), and three taken at the higher level (after a minimum of 240 teaching hours). A student, with permission from the Diploma Program Coordinator, may take 4 HL examinations.
IB students are expected to take their examinations at the conclusion of the 2 year Diploma Program. However, the IBO permits students to take one or two standard level examinations at the end of junior year, upon the recommendation of the school's IB Diploma Program Coordinator. Higher level exams can only be taken at the end of the senior year.
All students enrolled in the UAIS are expected to be Full Diploma Candidates who have completed their Extended Essay (EE), Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS), Theory of Knowledge (ToK) Essay, and their six subject examinations. Subject examination fees are the responsibility of the parent and student. The 2016 fees are $860 .