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  1. Gahhh, I've taken an interest in applying to Irish universities in 2018, and then I see this (I attached the screenshot of the entry requirements page at one of the unis above). What do you guys think? I'm super stressed as it is, and honestly, I am so afraid. Do you think that the change will be positive or negative? With positive, I mean lowering the requirements and making it easier for IB students? I have absolutely no idea what to expect and I keep thinking about it every single day, which makes me incredibly stressed :(( Also, sorry in advance if this is in a wrong section or anything, I have never posted before so I'm a bit unsure about this whole forum!
  2. Hey folks, I'm studying in Canada right now and I have a really really dumb question. When I'm applying to US universities, do I still need to take the SAT/ACT even if I'm an IB-DP student? Once again, stupid question. Thanks C.
  3. Hello, I am in 12 grade at an international school. I am a diploma student but am extremely worried about passing the diploma. The school I go to is located on a small island and only offers the IB program. It's very weird because the school offered one AP course in 10th grade (Spanish). My school is an American school and we have been taught the American system. In 11th grade, we suddenly changed to the IB curriculum and it was a big jump because we were never prepared for it. It was a big change and we couldn't catch up with classes such as math, chem, and physics (mainly because we had teachers that didn't prepare us well and we never did precalculus and jumped to calculus directly from algebra II). I take HL math, psychology online, and history and SL spanish B, English Lit, and chemistry. I deeply regret taking HL math because it's hard and the highest grade that someone has ever gotten at our school is a level 4 HL math. I'm also kinda worried about psychology because online is hard.... But I have gotten an acceptance from Trent University and University of Windsor. Windsor requires me to have my diploma and Trent requires an 80% average in my final transcript. I am extremely scared of not passing my diploma. Do Canadian Universities accept IB certificate? Someone please help? The other situation is similar to mine. My friend is doing the diploma, but she is scared of not passing HL physics (the 3 HL kids got no higher than a level 3 for their midterm which was an IB paper 1 and 2). She has applied for Waterloo, Victoria, Ottawa, and Trent. Do any of these schools accept the IB certificate?
  4. Hello to all future Law students, I've been on the forum for a while and I've seen that there are quite a few of you who plan on studying/want to study Law at University. I'm currently a second-year Law student at LSE in the UK and I like to think I have a pretty good idea of what studying Law is about at University and a career beyond. I figured I'd start a thread where all of us can come together and talk about Law, what it actually means to study it, what it's about, what you can expect beyond a vague idea of it being challenging, and such. I'm not saying that I will have all the answers, but I will endeavour to answer as many questions as I can. I'm sure there must be other Law students on the forum or University students who have friends in Law. As future Law students, in a year or two, you guys will have a lot of information and experiences to contribute as well. So yeah, any and all questions/concerns about studying Law or working towards making a career as a Solicitor/Barrister/Arbitrator/Advocate/etc. are welcome. Cheers, Arrowhead.
  5. Hi everyone! We just had an EE launch. I'm a Year1 IB student. I want to do Computer science at university and our school does not have IB Computer Science as a subject. Which courses can I choose to make sure that my EE is useful for my university major as well? My subjects are Chemistry, English A, French B, Maths, Biology and History.
  6. Hi guys! I am currently in the second semester of DP. I have good extracurricular activities. I did graphic design and science writing for a couple of international magazines (one in Spain and one in Lahore) and I will soon get my Periodic Graphics featured on University of Waterloo's magazine Chem 13 News. As soon as I return to school from the Spring Festival break, I will start a STEAM (STEM+Art) program with BUCT-RSC Chemistry Outreach Centre to create materials for institutions, Chinese science media and science/chemistry workshops mainly for teenagers. I will also illustrate (and probably edit) an astrophysics book which I heard will be reviewed by an Oxford professor and published. However, as I have lots of extracurriculars, I don't bother getting really high percentages for IB tests. For subjects like chemistry, design, Spanish, something that could be transformed to a 7 would be OK. And I don't really bother a 40/42. I can get a 39, but I am really not that good at math and I don't want to squeeze lot of my EC time to study math really hard. People are really emphasising on GPA here (like they say GPA is the most important thing; univs are going to admit the students with the best scores, not better extracurriculars; better ECs could not secure you a better place). I don't quite agree with them; I want to follow my unconventional passion in promoting STEAM education and be really outstanding at it. But I don't know if what they said are true. And I also don't want my teacher to get disappointed with me as I get lower percentages because of the ECs. What do you guys think?
  7. I am looking for a university to go to in 2018. I am planning to go to med school once I finish the IB. However, I cannot afford to go to an expensive university in the UK or America. Does anyone know any places where I could go to university to do medicine in english at relatively low cost. Thank you.
  8. Hello, Do I need Maths HL to do an economic degree in the US? If so, are there any universities which does not require them? Which Universities are better for an economic student in the US?
  9. Background: Chinese Indonesian Country of choice: America or the UK IB Predicted Grades Economics HL - 6 Indonesian B HL - 6 History HL - 7 English SL - 7 Biology SL - 6 Math SL - 5 TOK - B EE (English A) - A Total: 40 Highest SAT: (1860/2400) and (1320/1600) Yeah I know Extracurricular: President of Debate Club Chief Editor of Magazine Club Joined WSC (international selective debate and writing competition) for 2 years where I got medals and trophies (team and individual) Member of book club Joined business elective and attended economic conventions + joined 4 week workshop on stock trading Joined badminton elective (won couple of medals) Joined Indonesian Red Cross Society Interned in Indosiar (National television company) Interned in (Online magazine company) Joined Poetry Slams and won a couple Major: Communications/Media Studies Choices For the US, UCLA UC Berkeley USC UC San Diego UC Davis UC Irvine University of Washington in Seattle Boston University Boston College Pepperdine NYU For the UK, Warwick University College London Kings college Newcastle Loughborough Other recommendations for my major in Communication in the US that I can still apply for? Thanks!
  10. Guys, I am in a hurry. I was doing my application for IE University in Segovia to take a dual bachelor of Law and Business Administration, when I "stumbled" in the admission tests. They require either the IE Admission test or other as SAT, LNAT, CAS or ACT. The Cambridge Assessment Test (CAS) includes those Language tests like the First (FCE), the Advanced and the Proficiency, right? Because I have done my First (FCE) Exam and if it does count, then I must use it as I haven't done any of these. Could anyone who knows or has been confronted with these admission tests explain help me? If I am not able to upload my FCE result, then can you explain to me how can I do one of the other exams and am I still on time? Really I need fast answers! Thanks in advance, Richard
  11. Hello, I hope you all are well. I will take a gap year after I graduate from the IB, which means that I will apply to colleges in the US at the end of this year 2017. When time comes, will I have to send my mid-year report card? or will I have to send just my final grades from the IB? Is there a possibility that I can just send my final grades? I would apprecate any response. Thank you, D.
  12. Hi I took the November 2016 exam and received 43 for my IB score I expected a grade around 38, hence made a very limited application prior to the score release. Now I have a far better score, I wish to apply to many other prestigious universities like oxford, yale, etc, but unfortunately nearly all of the universities' application deadline has ended except for some universities in Singapore. If I want to apply to those universities I would need to wait until this year's October~December in order to apply. Is it possible to do that? I am really afraid that 1. there might be disadvantages regarding admission by doing this 2. there is a set limit for how long the IB score stays valid for applying and I may go pass that limit. Please help!
  13. Hello, I have an essay I'm writing for my subsidiary module at university. Its a cultural studies/sociology module. The essay is due on the 9th of Jan, and I'd ideally like it to be proof read by then. Its a 2500 word essay. The essay title is: Through a detailed example, critically discuss the possibilities and limits of consumption and consumer culture in the creation of the self and/or identity. So if anyone is good at proof reading and is willing to do this task for me, I'd highly appreciate it and would be willing to proof read your essays in return too. If you can do it, please email me at: and let me know as fast as possible, so I can email it to you. Thankyou!
  14. Hey guys, I really want to apply to some top universities and I plan on studying MechE or ECE in the future. I am currently taking: Math HL Physics HL Economics HL Chemistry SL English LangLit SL Spanish ab initio Are these subjects fine for applying to good universities? Thanks for your support!
  15. Hi guys! Do you think doing maths studies will hurt my chances of getting into top universities, for an art & design degree? And is it better to get a 7 in maths studies or a 5/6 in maths SL? I think id be able to get 5/6 in SL if I work hard, but I'm wondering if I should take studies to be able to focus more on my Art HL... I was in IB MYP extended before, but wasn't one of the strongest ones in my class... subjects: Art HL English HL ITGS HL Physics SL French AB initio Maths SL (thinking about studies) let me know what you think? thanks!
  16. Hi Im future IB examer in 2018.btw when do you guys first get PRE-IB score for applying UNI?
  17. Hey guys, I was hoping to pursue a career as a writer. I have written a few sketches myself and even at school, I mean everyone points out that I should write a few stuff, eventually, even if not as a "real" career. So, I was hoping to take a Law degree. I would like to live in the US, though I would like to start off at the UK, for example, take a degree and thus, if possible, go to the US to make a living. The problem is if I take Law in London, lets say, I won't be able to practice law in the US, right? Or can I take a post graduation in american law? Also, do you think that in the middle of the degree I can do an erasmus or something to the US? Or be a writer in the US? Do writers in the US get well paid? What about lawyers? Can you please help me out in this dilemma? Cheers, Richard
  18. Hi, So I am in the second year of the diploma program and I need to apply to universities now. I have a score of 32-33, which is not the best score. I have a 1250 SAT (New) score. Any one have suggestions based on these scores? I have been on Usnews but its useless for us iB students. Please help Regards, Scott.
  19. Hey guys. I found this scale online for converting IB scores to GPA: 7 = 4.0 6 = 3.7 5 = 3 4 = 2.3 I was wondering how accurate this is. I've got a GPA of 3.85 according to this (39/42 in my first year finals). Does that sound right? The thing is I'm not sure how this would take into account EE and TOK. If anyone has an 'official' scale to convert IB points to GPA, please let me know.
  20. Hey, I'm a French citizen who lives in the United States and is applying to UK colleges. I was looking at requirements for EU colleges and I started realizing that their IB requirements seem exceedingly high. For example, UCL, EPFL, Imperial college (which are all high-end, I will admit) require a 39 Predicted Grade total. I don't know about folks in Europe but here that means 6 on almost every single exam. There's no way any teacher would give anyone a predicted grade around or above 6 at my school, especially for science courses. I have a 4.3 GPA and I'm in the top 10 percent of my school with an 800 on the SAT Math, so how comes these scores are so unbelievably hard to achieve even with my high standings? Comparatively, Ivy League requirements here in the US seem like a breeze. Are IB teachers elsewhere just more lenient or am I not trying hard enough?
  21. Hey Im doing the full IB diploma with Maths HL, Physics HL and Computer Science HL, Business Management SL, English Lang and Lit SL and Language AB Initio SL I have anticipated IB score of 6 in everything except business which is 7 plus two points for EE so my total anticipated IB score is 39 points. I want to study computer science at either the University of Waterloo or the University of Toronto. What are my chances of getting in? I did the new SAT with a score of 1400/1600. Please reply as soon as possible. Thank yo very much.
  22. Hello guys, I was just looking at the course I think I want to do at uni (I know year 2 and only just deciding and cutting it a bit short but anyway) and it says UK education requirements to be accepted and it only mentions A levels and the required grades but then there was an option for non-UK education and there was no mention of any specific course so I was wondering if any of you knew which one IB would come under? Thank you!
  23. Guys, I am on my 2nd year and its time for applications. I got my predicted grades, which gave a total of 37 points and 18 on the HL subjects. I am thinking about pursuing English Literature and Creative Writing in the UK. What universities do you advise? I thought about Lancaster and Kent (which has a degree of Eng. Lit and American Lit. and Creative Writing with a Year Abroad). Thanks guys, Richard
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    Hey all, I have just got my predicted grades and I am looking at about 34 points. I want to apply to UBC badly and I'm not sure if they are likely to accept 34. Did anyone get in with anything lower or the same points ? Appreciate all your helps guys !
  25. Hey everyone, I was wondering if someone could please explain to me what happens when you get a lower score than your anticipated grade. I am solicitous about this. Let's say I am applying to the University of Edinburgh and have the anticipated grade of 41/45. If I get 37-38 at the end, how will that affect my application? I know that in the UK you get a conditional offer but still I am confused about this grading system. Thank you in advance.