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SAT For universities in Britain

E.OlenskaE.Olenska Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
edited June 2008 in International Students
Is SAT useful to apply for a university in Britain?
Post edited by E.Olenska on

Replies to: SAT For universities in Britain

  • b@r!umb@r!um Registered User Posts: 10,171 Senior Member
    As an American student, yes. For everyone else, no.
  • KING IS HEREKING IS HERE Registered User Posts: 426 Member
    hmm well yes and no

    Schools like University of Warwick, University of Edinburgh, and Oxford University will look at your SAT scores for your admission

    but schools such as
    LSE, UCL, Cambridge and etc dont even bother looking at your SAT scores when they are making an admission decision since they prefer to look at your AP-test levels.

    LSE: 7+ AP Test required
    UCL: 5+ AP Test Required
    Cambridge: 8+ AP Test

    So in the end it depends where you are applying so might as well write it down on ur UCAS if you did very good on them
  • alexkay673alexkay673 Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    KING IS HERE, I remember almost a year ago you told me I had no shot at LSE with only 6 AP scores.. and I hold an unconditional, so don't spread that rumor anymore ;)

    But to answer the OP, the SAT doesn't hurt, if it's good, and it's just another qualification to be looked upon on your application. Some schools require it, some don't.
  • baadassmonkeybaadassmonkey Registered User Posts: 221 Junior Member
    ^When you're talking about only 6 AP scores, are you including ones you took in senior year? I'm looking forward to applying to LSE but I'm wondering if I'm not a competitive candidate. I'm a junior and I've taken 8 APs, with three of them being mediocre. (AP Lang is just not my game...) By senior, I will have taken 10 APs. Is this good enough?
  • alexkay673alexkay673 Registered User Posts: 139 Junior Member
    I took 12 AP courses during my high school career.. but only sat for 6 of the exams (they weren't pushed or valued in my school, the grades in the courses were seen as much more important)

    So, while LSE saw that I had taken all of the courses.. they only saw 6 AP scores. I would say as long as you have 4's and 5's in at least 5 APs, you should be competitive.

    What course are you looking at? That can affect things as well.
  • baadassmonkeybaadassmonkey Registered User Posts: 221 Junior Member
    ^I'm looking at BSc Government and Economics or BSc Philosophy and Economics. Have you decided to go to LSE?
    Till now, I've taken 8 APs and sat through all the exams. But three of them were not good, so I'm going to withdraw them.
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