Do U.S. universities understand the different difficulties of IB, CIE, AP and NCEA?


#1

Do the unis know the differences in difficulty of eg. AP vs IB vs CIE vs NCEA?


#2

The Unis know AP, IB and CIE well, but NCEA not as much. But the course you take won’t give you a significant advantage or disadvantage.

For example, if you did AP, IB, CIE they’ll have a good sense of your academics from your grades. If you did NCEA, they’ll pay more attention to your ranking at your school, because it’s a indicator of how well you’re doing compared to your peers.