Quick Answer: Is IB A Waste Of Time?

Is 37 a good IB score?

37+ is really good.

40+ is amazing.

44+ is insane.

And from my knowledge and experience, getting a 38+ would give you good chances of getting into the top and elite universities (keeping in mind that grades are only one part of the application)..

Is IB better than NCEA?

IB is actually more scary because your main exams are all at one time after 2 years whereas for Cambridge you have many smaller exams spread over several years (at IGCSE, AS and A2 level). NCEA is the weakest option and prepares you the least for success within New Zealand or overseas.

Does Harvard accept IB?

The short answer is that Harvard does take IB scores into consideration. … However, it is important for IB students to score at least 38 points and above if they are aiming for an ivy league school. Additionally, competitive universities like Harvard emphasize higher level (HL) IB subjects.

Is IB harder than college?

Absolutely. IB courses were much more demanding and involved than the courses I take at college. My writing skills were strongly developed, however, most of my college courses only use multiple choice examinations.

Does Harvard prefer IB or AP?

Some schools offer credit for high scores on HL, but not SL, exams; others offer credit for high scores on both HL and SL. … Some universities like Harvard and Yale don’t offer one-to-one credit at all. Instead, high scores on HL IB exams place you into higher-level courses or, at Harvard, the Advanced Standing Program.

Do colleges prefer IB or AP?

IB higher level is, at some high schools, considered harder than AP. Most colleges give credit for AP exams and higher-level IB exams, but not all give credit for standard-level IB exams. You can search the AP credit policy of various colleges at the AP college database.

Is Cambridge better than IB?

Which is better: International Baccalaureate or the Cambridge Program? … IB has a strong focus on all-around development and weaves in volunteer work and trips as part of the curriculum. One notable difference is that the Cambridge curriculum offers the IGCSE, the qualifying exam for 10th grade students.

Is Cambridge harder than NCEA?

However, we feel that taken as a whole, NCEA is slightly easier than CIE. … However the hardest questions in NCEA are harder than the comparable questions in CIE. They can sometimes make students feel like they’re being asked to prove Einstein’s theory of relavitity.

Is NCEA Recognised internationally?

NCEA is New Zealand’s national school-leaver qualification and is accepted overseas. It is well-regarded by employers and used for selection by universities, both in New Zealand and in other countries.

Is the IB program really worth it?

IB is not worth it. … But really MYP is basically IB for 6th-9th graders. Plus it is more preparing and effective as doing middle years AND IB since there is a consistency of rigorous course work. So in all IB is actually harder than in AP, as some of my students have also admitted.

Is IB really that bad?

The IB is not for everyone. … US colleges may value the IB, but that doesn’t mean you can rock up and expect to get in with poor grades. Put it this way: you have a much better chance of getting accepted into a top-ranked university if you do really well in your school curriculum than if you do “just okay” in the IB.

Do colleges care if you drop IB?

Colleges will see from your transcript that you were going for the diploma junior year and will assume that you dropped out because you couldn’t handle the course load. Also, as to your point about CAS, EE, and TOK taking up all your time, well, suck it up.