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I did really badly the first 2 years of high school but way better towards the last 2 years, will that affect my chances
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I did pretty bad in 9,10th grade but is doing quite well right now in 11th,12th grade. My ib predicted grade is most likely going to be 40 which is quite high but my first 2 years of high school's grades has been pretty rough. Is the increasing trend a good thing? And will the first 2 years hurt my chances?

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5 months ago

This is a really good question. I had something very similar happen to me. I am also an IB Diploma Candidate, I talked to one of the college counselors at my school recently and she said many colleges will notice it but the growth between 9th-12th grade will really help. You just really have to work hard to get your IB diploma. Best of Luck to you !!

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Sadly, yes your 9th and 10th grade grades will affect you a bit. However, colleges will see how you’ve improved. Also, you should be VERY proud of yourself as high school is very difficult and your improvement must’ve taken much hard work and dedication. 40 is an incredible IB score and your improvement will not go unnoticed. I wish you the best of luck!

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5 months ago

It IS going to hurt your chances but not too much.

Colleges look for an upward trend in grades so as long as your grades were improving from 9th to 12th, you're good to go. Although it will affect your chances, colleges will also notice that you've been improving every year of your high school.

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