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The International Baccalaureate® (IB) sets a submission date for the different components of theory of knowledge (TOK) assessment, which is communicated with schools. 

It is each school’s responsibility to ensure that all candidate work is received by the IB, with the required paperwork received by the submission date set.

Schools should set internal deadlines

Schools and supervisors are strongly recommended to set internal deadlines for the different stages of the different TOK components.

When doing so, schools should make sure that their own deadlines are in keeping with the submission date set by the IB.

If you wish to find out more about the deadline for a particular school, please contact that school directly .

Further information on deadline setting

There is further information on the requirements for meeting external deadlines in the Handbook of Procedures for the Diploma Programme .

Educators in IB World Schools can access the relevant parts of the handbook in the IB’s Programme Resource Centre (PRC) , using their existing log-in details.

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What’s the Deadline for Uploading TOK Essay?

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Vasy Kafidoff

September 12th, 2022

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The TOK essay is one of the parts of the IB program that many students find very challenging. The main reason for this is that the structure of the essay is unique. But with ample knowledge and using relevant examples, it can be done correctly. Many students are also concerned about the TOK essay deadline. Many students struggle with meeting deadlines with so much to do all at once. However, as a student, this is one of the most important things you should always do. Managing deadlines is not as hard as it seems. With the right amount of planning, you can manage things rather well!

To find out more about the  IB TOK essay deadline of 2023 /2024 , and do not want to miss any more deadlines again, continue reading this article! I tried to focus on the most challenging questions regarding the deadlines for your TOKs. Enjoy reading 😉 

The TOK essay deadline is usually around February/March every year. However, schools are the ones who traditionally set internal deadlines, so students need to get in touch with their IB schools to get more information on when they need to submit their TOK essays. This depends on when they feel it is the best time to submit. 

Schools usually have an internal procedure to set these deadlines based on that. When students want to learn more about the TOK essay deadline date, this must be kept in mind. This is the right that schools have, and students need to know this to be able to proceed well further. 

Two different submissions according to the selected IB program

Essentially, two submissions happen yearly for the TOK essay- one in November and one in May. So for that, it is essential first to consider the period in which you appear. Then you can understand these things in a much better way. Not forgetting to select one of the TOK prescribed titles proposed by IBO. 

It is important that you get all the information from your school because your school first verifies your essay. This can take a few days. All schools have different procedures, so all of this happens in line with that. Therefore, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with your school to find out all that you need to know. 

If your school doesn’t verify your essay, it won’t be counted. So you first need to get in touch with your IB school for everything you know. They are the ones who will guide you throughout and make you understand things in a better way. 

What is the submission deadline for TOK essay in 2023/2024?

IBO sets no exact submission deadline for students. It only guides schools on how and when to provide all the submitted papers to the organization. So you can’t make an end run without your school’s cooperation. It would help if you first found out all about their policies and procedures, only after which you can fully understand what needs to be done. 

Schools have a right to set their own  deadlines . However, there’s a certain point after which they do not accept more submissions. So to make sure you are on the right track, you need first to get all the information you need. 

Once you have that, you can plan your TOK essay accordingly and then work to ensure that you can get things done in due time. As a student, one of the most important things you need to do is plan things accordingly. If you are diligent, you can manage things in a given time frame and also not miss the deadline. 

The TOK essay requires you to plan the day properly first. Since the structure of the essay is unique, you first need to understand things correctly to score well. Not just that, but you also need to have the correct examples for scoring well. 

If you plan well and work according to how things are planned, you can get TOK done well. The idea is to ensure that you work in the given time frame.

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So what to do to get the exact TOK deadline from school?

What you need to do firsthand is to ask your DP coordinator for your local deadline. Once you have all the necessary information, you can select your TOK essay prompt and work accordingly to ensure things are done correctly. Remember that this is a huge chunk of your grade, so it only makes sense that you approach this with a vision in mind to ensure that you can get things done in the right way.

So if you are still thinking about your TOK essay upload date and time, quickly get in touch with your DP coordinator since they can guide you best in this regard!

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Vasyl Kafidoff is a co-founder and CEO at WritingMetier. He is interested in education and the ways modern technology makes it more accessible. As an educational specialist, he wants to bring awareness about new learning possibilities.

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IB Class of ’21 Deadlines

EE & TOK Deadlines October 9: EE Rough Draft Meeting October 12-13: Scaffolding Planning Doc and TKPPF*1 October 23: EE final draft October 30: Viva Voce November 20: TOK Essay Rough Draft and TKPPF 2 December 7: TOK Presentations January 7: TOK Essay Final Draft and TKPPF 3 *TKPPF= Theory of Knowledge Planning and Progress Form

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HL and SL Psychology Deadlines Rough drafts – Friday 10/2 (I am being very flexible however) Final draft – tentatively 11-20. I may move that back if I cannot get the rough draft feedback finished by the end of October.

HL and SL History Deadlines IA Investigation Due Nov 3rd (A Day)/4th (B Day) IA Evaluation & Reflection Due Dec 3rd (A Day)/4th (B Day)

HL Math Deadlines December 11 IA Final Draft due

SL Math Apps Deadlines IAs are completed in Q3. More info to come.

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Official Extended Essay deadline

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Does anyone know the official IB deadline for the EE?

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It should be April 20th 2022 for M22, but it is no excuse to ignore the school's internal deadlines, as they are free to penalise you and potentially deny you sitting the exams.

That’s not correct, I’m fairly certain. This looks like the hard deadline for IA and Predicted Grades being submitted by teachers to the IB system.

There is another deadline for uploading eCoursework which if I recall is… mid-march?

Not to mention there is a fairly sizeable amount of work left to do for the school staff between a student submission and the actual IBO deadlines.

Btw, I sit the actual exam in May 2022

Thsi ywars graduates ahd it the 21st in april, so i figure it will be somewhere around that time!

If memory serves, the deadline for uploading eCoursework is around the 15th-20th of March every year. This means the finished document, including the EERPPF form must be submitted by then and handed off to the IB.

Your supervisor also has to do a sufficient plagiarism check to authenticate the work, as well as write the supervisors comment by this time, so any internal deadline you might have is there to make room for that and other extra work the school does.

the ee, tok, hle deadline for m21 peeps was 15th march. i’m assuming it’ll be similar for y’all

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February 15th: The Deadline for TOK, or Should there be an Extension?

Felipe Veirano | October 1, 2021


February 15, 2022 marks the deadline for the final IB submission of the Class of 2022’s Theory Of Knowledge Essay, our last summative deadline for the course until we graduate in late May. Because of this, a debate has emerged within TOK classrooms: what should be done after Feb 15th? As of now, there are two main options. The first is to continue having TOK lessons under what shall be called ‘TOK lite’ with no homework or summative assessments, but proceed with class discussions facilitated by the TOK Knowledge Framework Guide. The second option is to end TOK there and then, and have the TOK block become an Academic Prep block, giving students more time to wrap up their final IAs and prepare for the upcoming IB exams. 

TOK is already a somewhat controversial class given its status within the IB core: meaning technically it isn’t truly an IB course, but rather a requirement that needs to be fulfilled if you want an IB diploma in your hands in two years time. To me, the answer to the question posed in the previous paragraph is really quite simple––no, there should be no ‘TOK lite’, and yes, there should just be an Academic Prep block. I say this not because it is the easiest way out and gives me more “down time” (whatever that means as an IB student), but because the Academic Prep block will truly be valuable for students. February is still a busy time in senior year, and with most students aiming to complete their IAs successfully while still keeping up with other coursework, an additional Academic Prep block would be crucial to manage our time more smoothly. Further, we spent a full year on distance learning, and so are at a disadvantage when compared to schools in places less affected by the pandemic – again, an Academic Prep block would alleviate this disadvantage. One way to lessen that handicap is to give us more time to study and review topics that might not be as fresh in our minds. After a year and a half of intense work, two Academic Prep blocks gives students time to finish most work on-campus, lessening the stress felt in after school hours. Second semester of senior year is, of course, still a time to work hard and achieve the highest grades you can, but it is also four months that should be devoted to reminiscence and the enjoyment of Graded as a whole: its afterschool activities, sports, and traditional events. The more work that can be completed in-school hours the better, both for students, who get more time to enjoy, as for teachers who will have more well-rested, gleeful students.

Another important point to consider is that of senioritis: if many seniors already lack the motivation to put full effort into their IB HL/SL classes during their second semester of senior year, what motivation will there be to pay attention and perform in a class where there is no more ‘true work’ to be done? How effective will TOK lite even be? I believe it’ll be very counterproductive, while Academic Prep at least gives students who are still on top of things time to complete work. Finally, the other two aspects of the IB Core have hard deadlines that nobody questions: I doubt Mrs Boerner will come talk to us about the EE after our viva você reflection has been submitted in October, nor will Bulga come to discuss CAS after March 31. If both of these elements are allowed to finish before our exams and graduations, why can’t that be the case with TOK? 

February 15th, 2022 should be the deadline for TOK. Not that I haven’t learned or taken anything away from the class, but once the assignments are done, there is no purpose in keeping students there, especially when Academic Prep time could be given. Senioritis, comparison with the other IB core elements, and the benefits of Academic Prep combine to make it clear what should be done: assign seniors an additional Academic Prep block!

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