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).
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.
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. If you get 1,1,1,1,1,22, you do not get a diploma because your total scores are below 28.
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).
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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.
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.