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01/25/2020 at 08:06PM[edited]

My entire curriculum is IB courses-why does it say my IB/AP courses aren't sufficient?

I take 6 IB classes, my only classes are IB. Why does it say for the schools I am applying to that I am not taking enough IB/AP courses when all of my courses are IB.

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01/25/2020 at 09:32PM

Just to clarify, did you enter the full number of IB classes you will take by the end of senior year? You’re supposed to enter your full course load (so that might be like 12 IB courses by the time you graduate)

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01/28/2020 at 07:03PM

Colleges will take your curriculum and compare it to how many AP/IB classes are at your school. If you're taking the most rigorous course load, they will notice, don't worry. I think you should put in 12 AP/IB classes for the chancing thing because that would be the AP equivalent of what you are doing.

01/27/2020 at 08:23AM

But the courses I am taking now is a 2 year long course meaning I am only going to take 6.

@fsoikin01/27/2020 at 04:11PM

Did you mean to make this a comment instead of answer?

@ONE2303/10/2020 at 02:36AM

Yes, but each year of a class is counted 1. For example, taking IB Physics SL I and then IB Physics SL II counts as two IB/AP classes.