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Do IB Scores matter for US colleges?

IronicBolshevik5IronicBolshevik5 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
I'm an international student (Asian) taking the IB Diploma Program. Currently, I have quite decent GPA but I'm not sure how I'll do on IB finals (or the predicted score). So, the million dollar question that I couldn't get a straight answer to is this:

If I'm aiming for top colleges in the US (primarily Caltech), and if I have good GPA and ACT scores and okay enough EC, then does my predicted or final IB score matter if I mess it up big time? (hypothetically, of course. I'm still a year away from all that drama)

Replies to: Do IB Scores matter for US colleges?

  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 41,059 Super Moderator
    then does my predicted or final IB score matter
    No
    if I mess it up big time?
    Define "big time." If your predicted on a subject was 6 and your actual is a 5, it's fine. If your actual is a 2, then that's an issue. But it's unlikely that there will be that large a swing between predicted and actual, so don't worry about it.
  • IronicBolshevik5IronicBolshevik5 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    Ah, thanks for clearing it up for me!
  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan Registered User Posts: 11,917 Senior Member
    edited July 2017
    I wouldn't be so certain to say they absolutely don't matter. Under holistic admissions, it would depend.
  • nw2thisnw2this Registered User Posts: 2,609 Senior Member
    Ib scores just came out. Admissions decisions went out back in March. They don't matter at all.
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