chance at cambridge and other UK schools

<p>Hi all</p>

<p>I'm applying to UK schools this year for economics</p>

<p>I'm a sophomore at northwestern univ (tranferred from uiuc after 1yr)</p>

<p>and have completed 1 yr and 2 quaters</p>

<p>at uiuc:
intro to micro(A),
intro to macro economics(A),
elementary linear algebra(A),
public speaking(A-),
principles of composition(A),
intro to advertising(A Honor),
intro to computing(A),
calculus for business 1(A),
perspectives in astronomy(A),
Human Communication(A)
gpa: 3.96</p>

<p>at northwestern:
intermediate micro(A),
intermediate macro economics(B),
international economics(A-),
Differential Calculus of Multivariable Functions(A),
Multiple Integration and Vector Calculus(A),
anthropology: evolution of human societies(B),
introductory statistics for social sciences(A),

<p>sats: 2000 tish but thinking about retaking if necessary
took 3 aps but just 3s so i won't send them
high school gpa was around 3.7 if i remember correctly</p>

<p>I know that in England, they use different criteria for college admissions and have different systems like A level AS level or mostly IB but the problem is I don't have any one of them.. just 1year and 2 quarters at US universities.
would it matter alot even if I've completed almost 2years of college?</p>

<p>what are my chances at cambridge, lse, st.andrews, warwick, and ucl?
thank you</p>

<p>can anybody help me out?
will they regard my college grades as IB?</p>

<p>IB is a high school program so they would not regard your college grades as IB. They do accept IB high students though and if you took it in high school you have a better chance at getting into Cambridge or another college because of how rigorous it's academic reputation is.</p>

<p>I read somewhere that it's easier for students that have already taken a few years of college to transfer to a university like Cambridge because it's very rare they accept students straight out of high school. Other than that, I can't possibly add anything else, as I am a high school student still =] Hope that helps, though!</p>

<p>I'm pretty sure you can't transfer to Cambridge; you'd have to enter as a freshman instead. Don't know about the other places though.</p>

<p>i know I have to enter as a freshman to cambridge
but I'm asking about the general admissions procecss
I'm thinking about applying to LSE, warwick, st. andrews and ucl
any ideas?</p>

<p>if economics is your intended major, definitely lse and warwick are the choices you should seriously consider. lse has been better known as a top uk school for economics. however, warwick, though considered young (only about 50 years old), is really up and coming and becoming internally renowned for their business and economics program. check the websites of both these schools. warwick is really worth considering.</p>

<p>it will be hard for you to transfer to any of these schools. If at all, it will be the easiest to apply as a freshman.
Since the first years of US college education is seen in the UK more or less as a 13th year of high school, your grades at high school will be as important as your college grades to them.
You need to have a good recommendation from a teacher and top grades since basically 10th grade (it seems like you have them). Watch out for your essay, it needs to be excellent.
Warwick is indeed worth considering and coming up into the top league, but its still not up there with LSE and Oxbridge.
I transferred to LSE last year, so if you have questions, feel free. I will do my best to help.</p>

<p>I forgot to mention: I read that you want to study economics. Then LSE should definitely be your top choice. LSE beats both Oxford and Cambridge in economics and is ranked 2 in the world for the social sciences</p>

<p>The OP appears to be well aware that they are applying for 1st year entry, being that oxbridge don't accept transfers.</p>

<p>You're normal for a US applicant. The ones who get in have usually completed at least a year at a US school already. Since many students in the UK take a year out, this doesn't make you any older than the rest of the students.</p>

<p>What subject are you applying for? Any grades not related to this won't count. You'll be in a St Andrews, and maybe UCl, as long as you can pay.</p>

<p>Oxbridge does accept transfers, but only about 5 a year. You have to be very excellent, though, I have heard.
Good luck.</p>

Oxbridge does accept transfers, but only about 5 a year.


<p>THEY DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>


<p>Frequently</a> Asked Questions - University of Oxford

Oxford University does not accept transfer students, so you will be required to start your course here from the beginning even if you have already studied for one or two years at another institution. The only exception to this is if you have already completed an undergraduate degree and are applying for your second undergraduate degree. You may then be considered for admission straight in to the second year of an Oxford course.


<p>Can't be bothered to look up the same thing at Cambridge.</p>

<p>This thread isn't even about transfers, but I do not understand why people do not believe the instructions provided by the universities themselves on their own web-sites. There isn't really any concept of "transfer" in the UK. You study a course as a whole. it cannot be divided into smaller parts which give 'credit' at another institution. If you want to swop you have to drop out and re-apply.</p>

<p>They only admit you if you have studied a year abroad there. My friend did it, so it must be possible.