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NYU rescind

deathblade127deathblade127 7 replies1 discussions New Member
I'm doing the IB Diploma, and I was predicted 40/42, but there's no chance I'm getting that....It's not because I've been slacking or anything, but the internal exams were much easier than the finals this year.. :(. Will NYU rescind over IB scores, and how poorly would you have to do if yes?

And oh yeah, the IB Diploma is equivalent to my GPA as I'm international.

thanks
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  • linting2012linting2012 3 replies0 discussions
    I was predicted 43 and got 40 but I didn't get rescind. How much lower are you planning to get?
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  • oldfortoldfort 109 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    Your college will not look at your IB scores unless you want to get credit for them. The only thing they will be concerned with is your transcript - anything below a C would be a concern, and if you graduated. Relax.
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  • NYU2013NYU2013 42 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    @oldfort

    I assume you're not very familiar with international education systems. This student is an international student and due to the way his or her educational system works, their IB score IS their GPA/transcript. They don't have any other transcript. The IB IS their grade. They don't have "C's", they don't have letter grades. Their educational system is nothing like that of the US.

    @deathblade

    What were you predicted? What are you expecting to get?
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  • oldfortoldfort 109 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    My daughter graduated from an international school with IB diploma. Her school did give out grades for her IB courses and she also received IB scores.
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  • NYU2013NYU2013 42 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    Then your daughter's school is quite unusual - in many places IB acts as the only 'GPA' - much like in the UK A-level exams at the end of the year are the only grade that students receive.
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  • oldfortoldfort 109 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    In the US, a lot of schools do offer IB program, similar to APs. Students could take as many IB courses they want and not get the diploma. They get grades for IB courses, just like they would for APs. It is their transcript which matters, not AP or IB scores. It actually makes sense because IB scores are graded globally, not just within one school/region. When US colleges look at an applicant, they often look at the applicant within context of where he/she went to school. Some schools have better IB/AP program than others, so it wouldn't be fair to penalize an applicant due to his/her school system. It appears OP is from Canada, so his school system maybe more similar to the US system. I wouldn't be surprised if he also receives grades for his IB courses.
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  • NYU2013NYU2013 42 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    Having now personally studied both in the US and UK, I'm familiar with both US and non-US educational systems.

    Again, that depends on how the OP's system works. Internationally, few schools give grades in addition to IB scores. Your daughter's school was the exception, not the norm.

    In the UK, their A-levels are equivalent to US AP courses, however students only receive ONE mark for that course, which is their year-end final exam. It's like taking an AP course and your final grade being 1-5, whatever you scored on the AP exam. No other grade matters except what you scored on that standardized exam.

    IB courses often function the same way, where you don't receive any sort of meaningful grade from your courses - the only relevant grades you receive are your predicted scores (which you use to apply to colleges) and your final grades.
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  • lightingmomlightingmom 3 replies1 discussions
    In the mid-Atlantic region of the US students receive grades just Like their non-IB counterparts. The IB test scores are in addition. I recall a similar question in the Ask the Dean forum. You might want to check there but I thinkshe said colleges don't expect your school to have a reliable crystal ball and they don't really hold the student to the prediction, and that they're more concerned with how you've done in each course throughout high school. I always find the best way to reduce worry is a phone call or email- you can do so without even using your name if you prefer. They get hundreds of calls a day
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  • daday123daday123 5 replies1 discussions
    @oldfort anything below a C? Does that include gym? Its not averaged into my GPA but still need the credit to graduate high school.
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  • deathblade127deathblade127 7 replies1 discussions New Member
    @nyu2013 I was predicted 40/42 but I think I'll be getting a 35-37...If the no under C logic applies, shouldn't I have to score mostly above 4-5? I'm not too sure
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  • oldfortoldfort 109 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    You need to pass gym to graduate. If you don't graduate then you can't go to college.

    deathblade - I think you will be fine.
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  • NYU2013NYU2013 42 replies0 discussions Junior Member
    @deathblade

    I would advise you to call the admissions office and ask them what they would expect your IB scores to be. While getting a 37 isn't substantially lower, 35 might be considered to be quite low when you were predicted at 40/42.
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  • oldfortoldfort 109 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    If it matters, one my daughter's best friends got 35 and is now a freshman at NYU, and another one got similar scores and is a freshman at JHU as a premed. The one at JHU has close to 4.0 GPA. I think it is best to call NYU to give yourself a peace of mind.
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  • daday123daday123 5 replies1 discussions
    @oldfort I'm passing with a C lol. Would it look bad. I'm getting all As except gym.
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  • oldfortoldfort 109 replies2 discussions Junior Member
    How do you get a C in gym? No, I don't think it would matter.
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