Hi, I'm a junior in high school (year 12 here) in the UK. I have a 4.0 GPA, and am looking at applying at some Ivy League schools. I have read through the info on a number of college's websites but have a few questions:
1. How easy are the SATs? I'm doing A-levels and get As fairly easily. Also, how alligned are they to the A-level curriculum, ie. how much of my summer will I have to give up to learning for these exams?
2. When colleges say you must do 4 years of English, 3 years of Science etc., does this apply to internationals? Secondary school in UK starts at 11, so I have done 5 years of all main subjects. However, in the US equivalent of high school I have only done 2 years of foreign languages, Science and English, and 4 years of History, Social sciences and Math. Although the high degree of diversity required by US colleges is extremely unusual in the UK, will I be penalised for not taking these courses? If so, will it be possible to redeem myself by taking SAT subject tests in say, Physics and English?
Also any general advice about colleges/ admission procedures would be really great.