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UCLA Provisional Contract for IB Student

tonisstoniss Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hey guys, I've been admitted to UCLA for pre business economics. My provisional contract states "most admitted students typically score 38+ points on the IB Diploma. Students must achieve results of "5" or better in each exam." Does this mean I have to get a 5 on every one of my 14 IB exams (Paper 1 and Papers 2 etc.) or is it just my final IB score has to consist of all 5's?

Really stressed about getting a 4 in an exam.

Replies to: UCLA Provisional Contract for IB Student

  • lostinlife2021lostinlife2021 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    Your final IB score for each of your subjects has to be a 5. I really wanted to go to UCLA; however, I'm a bit worried about meeting my IB provisions for admission for UCLA and so I have decided to SIR to Cal instead.
  • dustypigdustypig Registered User Posts: 921 Member
    Is that something specific to your major, @toniss? My daughter is at an IB high school and I don't remember her mentioning that her acceptance was conditional on her IB exam scores. I know that a score of 5 or better enables you to place out of certain requirements, but that's different.

    If you are stressing about it, call UCLA admissions office on Monday. Better to know for sure what the deal is than to have this hanging over you during all of IB exam season and adding to your exam stress.

    However, I highly doubt that you have to get a 5 on each paper no matter what. The IB exam scores that are reported are one score for each subject, not separate scores for Paper 1 and Paper 2 etc.
  • lostinlife2021lostinlife2021 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
    @dustypig May I ask what your daughter's major is? It clearly stated so in my admissions contract and I was admitted off the waitlist as a Biochemistry student. Just asking because UCLA is my dream school and the only reason that I opted for another school is in fear of not meeting the requirements...
  • dustypigdustypig Registered User Posts: 921 Member
    She was admitted to pre-sociology. We're CA residents if that's relevant -- maybe the standards are different for OOS applicants?

    There was certainly nothing in her offer letter (either the email or the letter that arrived in the mail) that suggested her admission was conditional on future test scores - I'll be pretty annoyed if they snuck something into the fine print in an email or something that she may not have read.
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