I’m an international student from Asia and applied to McGills’s faculty of arts. My averages were the following:
- 96.38% (9th grade )
- 97.88%, (10th grade)
- 95.5% (11th grade)
- 98% (12th grade semester 1)
The only “bad” grade I have is a 79% in AP Music Theory. I was considered as “other international high school” and didn’t take subject tests.
In April they asked for my AP scores (5 in World History, 3 in Biology, 2 in AP Music Theory, awaiting for AP English Lit and AP Studio Arts). After being put on the Reviewed - Decision Pending a couple days ago, I was rejected for my academics not meeting the standards.
I’m confused as to why they asked for AP scores and I honestly thought my grades were good enough to be accepted. I think they may have considered my school as an US school outside of the US which means the requirements were the SAT and 2 subject tests. However, when I emailed them asking which entry requirements I should follow, they said it was other international high schools so I didn’t take subject tests even though I could have.
I don’t mean to be entitled, but I really want to attend McGill and want to make sure I did my best. So I am wondering if I should request an appeal or if it wouldn’t make a difference.