So, I am currently a junior who has hopes of attending a high tier American university, my top two choices being Cornell University or CMU for Information Science/Computer Science. My grades are ok, I had a pretty good sophomore year, but I did have a couple Bs in freshman year in Theatre, English and French. My problem lies with French (which I am taking at the SL IB level), as I am currently at a 3/7 on the IB scale but hope to bump it up to a 4/7 before the semester ends. This mark is much lower compared to my other IB subjects such as English, Business, Chem and Physics, so I was wondering how significantly would my second language mark impact my chances for these universities?
I'm not an IB student, but from my knowledge, they don't care THAT much. Sure, your GPA is important, and a 3/7 is not ideal, but they won't disqualify you for having it. It's just like having a 3.7 instead of a 3.8 GPA--sure, it's a bit worse and would be nice to improve, but it's not the end of the world. Plus, your multiple B's make me think that a 3/7 wouldn't stand out (not like it's a D). Also, it's even less relevant because you're going into STEM, although since I assume you're an international student, the bar is extremely high as they only accept the very tippy-top of students.
I hope that helps, and good luck!
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