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Entrance Mark Inflation

A photo of cinderg5 cinderg5
Not sure where to post this, but here goes. I got accepted to UBC a month ago for applied science and was poking around my student centre when I found my high school mark history. I was looking at it and noticed that all my marks were bumped up by 2%.

Just curious if this usually happens for people applying to this school.

By the way, I am currently taking high school in Alberta, so could the difference be due to the stupid diplomas and difference in curriculum?

Thanks!
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A photo of cyynthiia cyynthiia
I'm jealous, wish I could have a 2% inflation.
I go to a linear school, so we have 3 terms.
Teachers are generally nicer during the second term because they know that we need those marks for university, so sometimes they'll bump you up to an 86 if you have a 85.4 or something like that, but I don't think there's ever been a class where I've gotten a 2% inflation.
I've gotten 1% in a class because the teacher though we deserved it for "working hard," but that's about it.

Congrats on UBC, btw!
Us BC kids have to wait till April to hear anything. :(
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A photo of jluu19 jluu19
Yeah, I attend a linear school as well.
I've only gotten a 2% inflation for my English mark, so you're super lucky to get all your marks inflated by 2%. And contragulations on getting into UBC, I still need to wait until April like cyynthiia.
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A photo of Qq Qq
No that's your teacher bumping it up genius
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A photo of cinderg5 cinderg5
Thanks for replying. It's too bad that you guys have to wait until April. Hopefully you will get in too!

I don't know if I explained what I posted above well enough. What I meant is that the marks on my UBC student centre are 2% higher than the marks that were sent to them via my Alberta Ed transcripts. The people that marked my courses at school (I am at a school that does not have assigned teachers, ie self-directed learning) did NOT inflate my marks.
Example: Alberta Ed sent them a mark of 90% in Physics 20 in my transcript, but on the student centre at UBC mark history it shows up as 92%
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A photo of lemony lemony
I did not apply to UBC but I believe there are universities who increase or decrease grades based on the high school. Why not try talking to other students from your school who have applied to UBC?
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