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IB Diploma Candidate

andrewc131andrewc131 0 replies1 threadsRegistered User New Member
Hi, I’m a senior attending high school in California. I’m planning on applying to only UC schools, and was wondering if being an IB Diploma Candidate looks good on college aps. I don’t think I’m going to do the full diploma but will being a candidate look good for my UC application?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 27634 replies148 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    edited August 20
    An IB diploma will show you were able to handle rigorous HS courses which UC’s do consider in their application review but it will not be an extra tip for admissions purposes over another student that took rigorous HS AP, Honors or DE courses. All UC approved Honors/AP/IB or DE courses are handled the same, meaning one is not better than the other and all show rigor.
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  • NCalRentNCalRent 6124 replies14 threadsRegistered User Senior Member
    it does look good but, you still need a competitive UCGPA and SAT/ACT.

    Not sure of your stats so, i can't really assess how viable an applicant you are. I would, however, encourage you to broaden your perspective and apply to a wider range of schools. If you have high stats, privates like LMU are likely to offer enough merit money to make themselves quite attractive. If you are a sub 4 GPA, several CSUs should be on your radar as viable options - which ones, depends on your stats.

    good luck
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