First off, call the university admissions department and explain your situation, if there are any reasons why you didn't do as well as expected then state them, also maybe say that you already payed the fees. The advantage is that they'll reply straight away, you might not even have to retake If they refuse and you don't have any other university offers, then look at remarking. You should definitely call your IB coordinator (the one at the school you took your exams at) and talk to them about remarking. They now have the grades broken down by subject, they will know what grade you got in IAs and specific papers. They will be able to tell you how close you were to achieving the next grade up, if you have enough subjects close enough to the upper boundary, it may be worth remarking and you won't have to retake "Before rushing into retakes I would look at the grade breakdowns and see how close to the next boundary you are, and consider remarking if you are very close to the next boundary. If you needed a 6 and got a 5, but were 2% away from a 6, a remark would probably be better than a retake. On the other hand if you needed a 6 and got a 5 but were on the lower end, a remark wouldn't do much good unless a major discrepancy happened. Universities do accept remarked exams, and it's essentially like applying with your original scores. Just make sure the university knows about this if this happens." - http://www.ibsurvival.com/topic/29186-retake/?hl=retake Definitely check if it is worth getting papers remarked, a lot of universities dislike retakes and think of them as lesser qualifications. You retake each subject individually, you don't redo the EE or TOK if you don't want to. You can choose whether you want to retake the whole subject (IAs and exams) or just retake the exams but either way you have to retake all papers in the exam (eg. you can't just retake Biology Paper 1, you have to retake papers 1, 2 and 3). You are allowed to retake at any school that offers IB exams, as long as they agree to it. Find IB schools around your area and ask if they'd let you do the exams in the November 2014 session. You might have to pay for the exam though. TL;DR: Call your university and call your IB coordinator! The university may still take you or remarking might get you the points you need. Avoid retakes unless absolutely necessary. I hope this helps EDIT: Just so you know, you are only allowed to sign up for three exam sessions. May 2014 was one of the three, so you could only retake twice.