I’m planning on applying to Cambridge this week for Maths! Unfortunately for me, I’ve been doing some more reading these past couple of days into what the UK notification deadline is actually like. I expect that if I receive an offer from Cambridge, it will be a conditional one involving STEP, which comes out in mid-August - problematically, after registration dates for most U.S. colleges. Anyone have experience with this?
Suddenly regretting picking Cambridge over Oxford, who gives places after taking the MAT (on Nov 3) + interview. However, not sure if I could change my choices (would there be a problem with references? my personal statement is kind of Cambridge-focused too, and I’m wondering if I’d have regrets. Additionally, though the MAT is easier than STEP, I’m doubting my ability to well on a half-a-month timeframe to study).
Lastly, anyone have experience with what AP tests Cambridge generally uses to give conditional offers? I’m assuming Stats and the two Physics C tests for me this year - my current scores wouldn’t be enough, right?
I currently have scores for:
AP Calc BC (2021, 5, 5 AB subscore)
AP Comp Sci A (2020, 5)
AP Chemistry (2021, 5)
AP Physics 1 (2020, 4 - not ideal, my first test under change to COVID system but … yeah not ideal)
Kind of unrelated APs:
AP Microeconomics (2020, 5)
AP Psychology (2021, 5)
AP English Lang (2021, 5)
AP Chinese Lang (2019, 5)
AP US History (2021, 5)
Taking this year:
AP Physics C (both, not doing the ~greatest right now but I have an A)
AP Gov, AP Macroecon
AP English Lit
SAT of 1580: 800 Math, 780 EBRW
Thank you so much!