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All schools grade differently, that's for sure. Some teachers give high grades, others don't. Now, universities require minimum grades for specific programs when students are applying and I believe the different method of grading is an unfair factor. I am wondering if universities do consider which school students came from, or if they don't. Obviously, this will not immensely affect admissions, but still, I'm curious.
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It would be impossible for universities to keep track of the reputation of every high school out there. Grade inflation is real, and can really suck if you go to a school where it is less of a thing, but there isn’t much you can do about it other than work hard and get the best grades you can. Personally, I think the way the states does it with SATS makes more sense, as it’s a lot less biased, but that being said, there is a huge issue with standardized testing as well.
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Universities know which high schools generally give out lower marks. I don't know if all universities do it but waterloo does sometimes take into account wat school u come from and may adjust ur mark according to that. hope that helped!
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You, sir, are a fucking retard. NO UNIVERSITY LOOKS AT WHICH SCHOOL YOU GO TO. Unless however, you go to a private school. So please before giving people the wrong information, research.
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UW does actually track schools for engineering (although it is a very small set of school's that actually have an adjustment).
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You're kidding me, right? Why would any university care? Do you know how many high schools they would need to keep track of? Besides, if you're not easily pulling 90s in high school, you'll be in for a rough time come first year.
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Universities care because they want to pick people who are going to succeed in the program. I would much rather pick someone with a 93 average who is going to succeed than someone who was just handed a 99 average but is going to fail out. That's literally the point -> to find the people who won't struggle (as much) in the program.

The way the UW does this for engineering is to look at the drop in grades from admission average to first year average. Then they look for schools that have statistically significant deviations from the average drop. It is only applied to schools with a large number of students. Look at point 11 here: https://profbillanderson.wordpress.com/2017/09/17/admissions-2018-how-its-going-to-work/?wref=tp
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^ just curious, where did the OP say anything about engineering? They asked if schools in general make an adjustment. Just because one program at one school does this it doesn’t invalidate the fact that most universities do not care.
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The engineering example is just to show that some schools do care. The original reply was that no schools care at all - and that is demonstrably false.

I never said most schools care or even that every program cares. I just pointed out that some do care.
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I am currently in grade 11 and I am about to do my exams. My marks are not the best and not the worst. The first question is how to study for exams and unit tests, how to achieve 90 average. The second and last question is the program I am interested in says english is required and one of the Advanced Functions, one of Calculas and Vectors or one of Data Managment but says prefered Calculas and Vectors, the question is I need to do Advanced Functions in order to do Calculas and Vectors so if I do both and I get a 75 in Advanced Functions and a 85 in Calculas and Vectors will they look at english, Advanced, and Calculas and other top 3 courses or look at english one math and other top 4 courses?
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