"My GPA is very low, it would hurt me a lot in admission?"
Maybe you guys have read my last post in the thread above......but any way,
my question is really about how MIT treats IB predicted grades in general.
I assume that you all know, in IB, the final examination in May will account for most of a candidate's grades on his/her diploma, for his/her two year IB program. So, basically, if he/she fails the exam, his/her two years of efforts are gone like there's no tomorrow.
As such, since we theoretically cannot take any official exam until May in senior year, and accumulate our grades like Americans in AP system do since way before junior year, my school teachers give such things called IB predicted grades for admission purpose.
So, basically that means what my teachers think I may get in May. Note that the exams in May are official, and marked by one big organization, called IBO, like for example, your school teachers don't grade your SATs, but College board does.
What I concern is, I don't know whether or not MIT knows what I said above. Further more, since MIT doesn't get my official grade, but only after decisions are sent, how do they treat my predicted grades? Right now, like mgccl, I don't much agree with the predicted grades my teachers have given me, and I feel that I can do much better in the May examination. Of course, although I do have a 4.0 GPA, but anything above 37 points in IB is already considered a 4.0. Right now, I have 7s in maths/physics, 6s in Chinese/Chem, 5s in Economics/English. I feel I can easily get a 7 and a 6 for sure for Chem, and Economics respectively. That's what I feel I can at least do in the exam. Yes, at least.
In general, my worry is that should I be pwned in the competitive international applicant pool simply by just some minor difference in predicted grades, which I could have proved that I am actually better, in the official exam, it really makes me emotionally painful.
Can any one shed some light on this aspect of application?