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IB Diploma and College Acceptence

monteyymonteyy Posts: 15Registered User New Member
edited May 2009 in University of Chicago
Would University of Chicago rescind their acceptance if it turns out that I did not receive my IB diploma? It has no effect on my high school graduation, it just simply means getting low scores on the IB exams (which I can't use for placement anyway).
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Replies to: IB Diploma and College Acceptence

  • J'adoubeJ'adoube Posts: 2,012Registered User Senior Member
    I don't think their acceptance letter said admission was contingent on you getting the IB Diploma. They seem to like the rigor of the program.
  • uchicagoalumuchicagoalum Posts: 440Registered User Member
    No, it won't matter. That is the inherent risk they assume with taking students who claim to be in a lot of AP / IB courses, but only during their senior year when grades can be seen. It is conversely why those that rack up several five during their junior year get such a bump in admissions.
  • J'adoubeJ'adoube Posts: 2,012Registered User Senior Member
    24 points out of 45? C'mon, you can do it. The IB and AP grades will be in by the time school starts and you get to sit down in front of a U of C advisor to decide what classes to take.
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Posts: 2,846Registered User Senior Member
    I agree with J'adoube. After all that hard work, why wouldn't you put in every effort to get the Diploma? :eek:
  • monteyymonteyy Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    It's not that I wouldn't put in the effort. I definitely am. But it's a little difficult to score a above a one in latin, a class where my teacher did not teach us at all for two years straight.

    The only reason I'm worried is because of that class. Even if I get high scores (6 or 7) on everything but get a 1 in latin, I can forget about the diploma.
  • hadooken212hadooken212 Posts: 34User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    If UChicago doesn't care about the results, why would they make you send your scores to them?
  • FB lalalandFB lalaland Posts: 536Registered User Member
    hadooken212, UChicago only requests school grades. That is why so many IBers are puzzled by whether Chicago looks at IB final scores.

    monteyy, I asked my IB coordinator about this, and he said that if you get above 28, IBO does not care whether you receive a 4 or below. In other words, if you get 1,1,1,1,1,23. You're fine. :D If you get 1,1,1,1,1,22, you do not get a diploma because your total scores are below 28.
  • hadooken212hadooken212 Posts: 34User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    Thanks, but my Uchicago admission counselor told me I have to send in my IB scores.

    Also, getting a "1" is any subject is a fail condition for the IB, no matter the score.
  • FB lalalandFB lalaland Posts: 536Registered User Member
    Getting a 1 in any subject is a fail condition for the IB only if the total score is below 28. I asked Isabel Gomez, the international admission counselor, and she said she's simply concerned with the school marks.

    That being said, I don't think it's terribly difficult to receive a 36+ if you're accepted by Chicago. Last year, a girl at my school went into the History HL exam and wrote four essays in 1 hours and got 4/7. That was the lowest mark given to anyone at my school.

    If you have done well on your internal assessment or oral examination, it's almost a 2/7 guaranteed (without even writing the IB exam).
  • monteyymonteyy Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    hmm that's FB lalaland. i'll keep that in mind. :)
  • IBclass06IBclass06 Posts: 2,846Registered User Senior Member
    monteyy, I asked my IB coordinator about this, and he said that if you get above 28, IBO does not care whether you receive a 4 or below. In other words, if you get 1,1,1,1,1,23. You're fine.
    NO. Absolutely not. That is very, very wrong.
    Also, getting a "1" is any subject is a fail condition for the IB, no matter the score.
    Yep.

    Requirements for the IB Diploma
  • FB lalalandFB lalaland Posts: 536Registered User Member
    That is not true. I thought that was the case, until my IB coordinator told me about it. I was in complete shock. I didn't even know about the "real" or "hidden" rules.
  • monteyymonteyy Posts: 15Registered User New Member
    Either way, I think I'm safe with not getting a one on my latin exam. I just looked at the subject report for the Latin SL May 2008 exam which has the mark bands on it. In order to get a two on the exam, I need 11 out of the 100 points offered on both papers.

    Which means I can simply translate one out of the twenty lines on paper 1 correctly and I'm safe.
  • CountingDownCountingDown Posts: 10,180Registered User Senior Member
    S2's IB program has one of the highest IB average scores in the country, and that's in the 34-35 range. Kids get into many, many top schools. We parents were warned at the beginning of junior year not to press for 42-45s.
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