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- June 25th, 2007, 11:19 PM #221
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i really hope that
know im leaving on saturday... and have taken all my papers and everything. So kow im just going for it. and if it does'nt solve out theni will take a fsc. in pakistan.
But im so sure that i will come in, cos i talked to somebody at the ibcc office and they told me that i needed the cumpulsury one.. so
just hope for the best for me .. and plz give me some information if you got any.
And hey.. do anybody know what i need of documents out there.. you know my certificates.. and i think they will need my parents passport copies
anything else ... you think i maybe need?June 26th, 2007, 12:56 AM #222
June 26th, 2007, 02:04 AM #223
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ya .... i am very passionate about that...
And it is really not about just being called a doctor... it is about being it!And all the other stuff.
if you understand what i mean.
But yeah people... pray for me and i hope that i will make it with allah's will... inshaallahJune 29th, 2007, 09:44 AM #224
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Hi everyone! so i've read like this whole thread so far and i still have a couple of questions regarding the IBCC stuff which werent answered, but first of all an intro- i've just finished my junior yr in high school in Ca, US with fair grades and a good gpa..
1) When converting grades, do they look at the 1st or 2nd semester grades on ur transcript? and i'm very confused on the math grade everyone is talking about (do they require math, or are a lot of people using that because it's one of their highest grades?).
2) So earlier a lot of you were talking of AP classes and how they may help u decrease ur deduction percentage. Now wht if u received an A in a certain AP course, but u didn't do so well on the AP exam? would they use the same amount (20% for americans) of deduction? And, if you decide to retake one of ur AP exams and end up getting a better score, would the IBCC see that on ur transcript and give a care about it? or would they put it into mind and deduct even more?
3) One more thing regarding my senior schedule.. It was mentioned earlier that GPA is very important and u should try to score as high as u can. at my school the AP chem course offered is very hard to pass, even for the most brightest students. im signed up for it, but it may jeopardize my gpa.. wht do u think? should i take the course, and the risk, or just stick with the honors chem course ive already completed?
i'd really appreciate a quick reply with the correct info regarding my questions. Thanks!July 3rd, 2007, 09:36 PM #225
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Nausha,That's a really shady area, as no one knows exactly how much AP results affect your IBCC equivalence marks. My guess is that AP classes/tests only boost your marks if you do well in the class (definitely if you get an A, not really sure about a B -- it might not be worth it but again I'm not sure, definitely not worth it if you get a C) and get a good score on the AP test (a 4 or 5). The thing you have to take into consideration is that if you end up just barely passing the AP test and don't do very well in the class, you'll probably get the same marks for the class had you just taken the basic class and gotten a very high grade. Sorry I can't give you an exact answer, but my advice would be don't take an AP class/test just because it's an AP class: make sure you can do well in the class and on the AP test so that you don't end up taking it needlessly if you feel you will do poorly. At the same time, remember, AP classes are an opportunity to raise your IBCC scores. If you get a good grade and get a 4 or 5, you stand a much better chance than people who earned the same letter grade in just the basic class. It's really your call based on how well you can handle the work load and material.
Not sure about retaking AP tests.
If you can get an A in the AP class and a 5 on the AP test, take it for sure - you're IBCC marks will go up.
If you think you'll get a C and/or a 3 on the AP test, don't bother - just take the basic class and get an A or a B.
The shady area is if you think you'll get a B. Your IBCC marks can go up, down, or stay about the same based on what you get on your AP test.
The thing to understand about AP classes is that they give you the opportunity to take AP tests, which are considered as an external examination system, and if you read the info on the IBCC website, it says that marks are reduced less for those countries/schools in which external examination systems are used.July 5th, 2007, 06:28 AM #226July 5th, 2007, 04:25 PM #227July 5th, 2007, 06:52 PM #228
if you get above a 715 or something in your equiv and a really good score on the entry test, what are your chances?
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RidaJuly 5th, 2007, 09:49 PM #229
But having a brief look at their prospectus (), their minimum is set at 715. Hence, it is reasonable to say you have to score higher to even consider their admission, let alone getting hands on their local seats, which are usually hard to get.
I strongly suggest that you give the prospectus a good read. Also see the entry test section; they formulate your final score as such: 70 percent of Fsc score + 30 percent of the entrance test. so if you have a lower Fsc(IBCC equivalence) score to go with, you would pretty much have to ace the entrance test to make your self slightly competitive.
Usually a merit of 83 percent or above (combined Fsc + entrance test) would somewhat guarantee you a local seat (basing this on medical colleges in Sindh, but pretty sure it applies the same in Punjab too). You can do the rest of the math. Hope it helps.
p.s. oh another thing, I am not sure but there might be a requirement for domicile. Please make sure on that.July 6th, 2007, 02:42 AM #230
Thank you very much. I read the entire prospectus twice, and have things highlighted. #happy I have almost everything required, except for the equiv which i cant get till i graduate. I have another question, how can we have a 60% equiv if we get 20% deducted?:7up:
RidaJuly 6th, 2007, 04:37 PM #231
It's not always 20 percent deducted but a better bet would be to have sufficient enough score so after post-deduction, you still stand competitive enough to compete. By the way, i'll reiterate that the PMC minimum requirement is more like 65 percent rather that 60 judging by its prospectus.
Good luckJuly 6th, 2007, 06:19 PM #232
RidaJuly 7th, 2007, 06:25 AM #233
If someone of you guys that have gone through the whole IBCC process could give us an idea of how they change your grades by telling us what your High School grades/GPA where.
For me I just finished my junior year in HS in sac, CA. I have a 4.3 GPA (4.0 unweighted). I took AP English and Honors Chemistry.
My SAT II scores for Bio is 690 and Chem is 640 (need to take Chem again for sure).
I'm hoping on getting into ShifaJuly 7th, 2007, 10:30 AM #234July 7th, 2007, 11:13 AM #235
In general, for the schools like Shifa/AK that ask for SAT II scores, do they have a formula where they add in GPA to your score to come up with some sort of number or do they consider each thing separately?
I'm basically wondering if I could get by having decent scores like say I get 660 on Chem, 690 Bio, and 690 Physics which isn't all the great (judging by what I've read here) but I have a high GPA (4.2 or 4.3), would that be adequate?July 9th, 2007, 10:25 AM #236
I couldn't figure out to edit my last post, but I also wanted to ask:
I took Bio Accelerated soph yr, but I'm going to take both Physics and Bio 2: Human Anatomy during my Sr. year. Are they going to use both Bio classes grades into account, just the first ones since it is named "Biology", or will they let me choose which one they care about?
I've gathered that they only care about Science (Chem, Bio, Physics), English, and Math. And just for confirmation, I won't be taking any math my senior year but I will have completed 4 years/levels of it, so I should be okay right? I took Alg 1 Accelerated freshmen yr, Geo in summer school, Alg 2 Honors Sophomore yr, and normal Precal Jr year. So thats 4 math courses/levels.July 9th, 2007, 11:11 AM #237July 9th, 2007, 06:58 PM #238
We are allowed to apply as a local student if we want, right? The fee for foreigners is too high. #sad:7up:
RidaJuly 9th, 2007, 08:15 PM #239July 9th, 2007, 09:52 PM #240
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